Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning

This is easily one of the most influential books I have read in the past year. It defines the gospel as a message of grace and forgiveness independent from our own successes or failures. Several quotes within the book, both from the author and form other sources, reiterate the necessity of trust in God's overwhelming love and mercy toward us and the futility of relying on our own strength to get God's approval. It points out the numerous times in the Bible when Jesus went not to the tidy and obedient but to the rebellious, dirty, wandering ones who needed the Savior most. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a reminded of how we are viewed by God, and what the gospel of Jesus really means.

Blogging for Books provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.