Posted by: reformbama | December 7, 2011

The Grace Effect

I have been hearing commercials all over the place about the book “The Grace Effect”. Been toying with the idea to read it and started looking into it. the reviews and description of the book is making me not want to read it. I have tons of better books to read ahead of it. Like this description:

Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon-that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.

What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues?  Not much, according to the secular Left.  The world, they say, would be a better place without it.

Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired Ukranian orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace.

Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace.  We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity-cold, pitiless, and graceless.

And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.”  Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day.

“This highly readable book is a collection of powerful insights into the long-term consequences of spiritual indifference and, above all, a remarkable example of how to conquer it.”

 Dr. Olivera Petrovich, research psychologist, University of Oxford

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That first line. Is that really true? What about authentic Christians that live where their faith is outlawed and they can die for it.  Is their life demonstrably better? What part of life is better? More food, cloths, a home?

What do you think my friends?

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