I received this book from Blogging for Books for reviewing. All opinions are my own.
Grace is such a common thing we hear in church. There are countless of songs that mention grace and it has become a word that we frame on our walls in a pretty font. I feel like grace isn’t taken as seriously as it should be. Grace is everything to our salvation. It’s the best thing God could give us.
Chris Durso takes on the honest meaning of grace in The Heist: How Grace Robs Us of Our Shame. He doesn’t talk about grace in a fuzzy warm way but talks about its reality and the fact that it really doesn’t make sense yet God gives us grace every single time. God robs our sin and gives us grace. It’s so simple yet we make it so complicated as humans. Throughout the book Chris is explaining how grace is THE message the gospel brings. That’s it. We are so undeserving yet God gives us grace. It’s ridiculous but the best gift we could receive.
For me personally, I found this book interesting because lately I’ve been hearing about grace in this way. It’s crazy and yet a simple concept and it’s the thing that helps us be saved. As a book, it was an easy read with interesting examples (I looked up all about Leonardo Notarbartolo’s heist after reading) and it didn’t feel like this water down version of grace. He really takes his time to show the reader that grace is so wild and God still shines His light on us despite us being a mess.
The book overall is a great read and perfect for those who want to hear about grace in a completely fresh view.
What books have you read lately?