Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

The book Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman is a book written by a mom, to other moms. She speaks of frustrations that we can relate to, whether identical to situations in our lives or just kind of like it. She has so many challenges in her life and her family; she uses these to illustrate living through God's grace, with the Gospel foremost.

The "treasuring the Gospel in your home" is, I think, our response to God's mercy and grace in sending His Son to die for us. He did this for us, so of course we can/should/will live for Him, with this foremost in our motivations.

The book is not a list of some sort, of things we ought to and ought not to do, but rather illustrations from the life of the author of how she lives according to the Gospel.

Different topics focused on in the book include things like hospitality, generosity, pain, the mundane(!), our broken-ness, idolatry, and other things that challenge our day-to-day lives. The author speaks candidly and gives the reader so many things to think about. It is good to be reminded of this truth by which we should be living our lives.

I would recommend this book; it is a good book for an individual, but I think it would also make a good book to discuss as a group.

I received this book for the purpose of this review from Crossway (crossway.org/blog) as a part of their Homeschool Book Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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