Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Book: Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

by Miroslav Volf

A 256 page book on how we can be transformed by the God who gives abundantly and who forgives unconditionally.

From the Back Cover
We are at our human best when we give and forgive. But we live in a world in which it makes little sense to do either one. In our increasingly graceless culture, where can we find the motivation to give? And how do we learn to forgive when forgiving seems counterintuitive or even futile? A deeply personal yet profoundly thoughtful book, Free of Charge explores these questions and the further questions to which they give rise – in light of God’s generosity and Christ’s sacrifice for us.
Miroslav Volf draws from popular culture as well as from a wealth of literary and theological sources, weaving his rich reflections around the sturdy frame of Paul’s vision of God’s grace and Martin Luther’s interpretation of that vision. Blending the best of theology and spirituality, he encourages us to echo in our own lives God’s generous giving and forgiving. A fresh examination of two practices at the heart of the Christian faith– giving and forgiving –
In 2006 the Anglican Church in England used it as its Lenten Study

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