These days our country seems more politically divided than ever and grace appears to be in short supply so we thought it would be the perfect time to do a study about extending grace and mercy to others this fall with our couple’s group.
It is always so difficult to choose a study because there are so many to choose from even when the topic is narrowed down. We’ve heard good things about Philip Yancey and I loved his book called Disappointment with God No One Asks Aloud so we decided to give this one a try.
After previewing the videos, I’m slightly concerned about the delivery of the messages as he seems to be a bit boring at times, but the overall theme seems to be exactly what we are looking for:
Yancey explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals, especially in their mixing of faith and politics instead of embracing more grace-filled ways of presenting the gospel. He offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics. Then he explores what is Good News and what is worth preserving in a culture that thinks it has rejected Christian faith.
We are starting this one at the end of September so that we can be wrapped up by Thanksgiving so we’ll let you know how it goes!
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