23 April 2015

From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel by Christine Hoover

God is calling you to something greater than good.

So many of us feel as if we do not do enough and, in fact, are not enough. We try hard to be good – a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader – hoping for that "atta-girl" from God, some heavenly assertion that we matter. In the process, we find ourselves living by a lesser gospel: the gospel of goodness. It's a gospel without grace, and in the end, it's good for nothing.

With compelling illustrations from her own life and from Scripture, Christine Hoover helps you start asking, "What does God want for me?" before asking, "What does God want from me?" You'll find yourself breathing a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, you'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.

In the book From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel, Christine Hoover addresses an easily-ingrained mentality of pleasing and deserving God with personal “goodness.” Yet, as Hoover shows with personal experiences and biblical truths, this prevalent mindset neglects the true freedom God’s grace offers and she challenges her readers to move from this idea of goodness to embrace the truth of grace. It’s an insightful read with valuable perspective and encouraging points and I found From Good to Grace to be a quite worthwhile read. I recommend it.

Thanks to Baker Book Bloggers, I received a copy of From Good to Grace and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at www.GraceCoversMe.com, she enjoys helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.

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