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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway~The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton!


I just finished reading a great book-The Grace Effect. I was expecting an educational book about atheism and Socialism from a Christian standpoint. I got that, and much more!  There was a very personal story here involving the author's adoption of a young girl in the Ukraine. Being adopted myself and having adopted Chad, I am always interested in books that have an adoption story in them.  The Grace Effect is educational, heartwarming, and heartbreaking.  It was hard to put down!

About The Grace Effect:

"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 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."

For more information, check out these links on The Grace Effect:


Website: http://www.fixed-point.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fixedpoint?ref=nf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/fixedpoint
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Effect-Reverse-Corruption-Unbelief/dp/1595554408


The Giveaway: I have a brand new copy of The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton to give away to one of my readers-yay!!  You have a chance to get four entries:
1.  Leave a comment below.
2.  Be a GFC follower. Leave a comment letting me know you are!
3.  Blog about this giveaway, and leave me a comment with a link to your post.
4.  Facebook about this giveaway, and leave me a comment with a link to your FB entry. 

This contest will end on November 20, 2011 at midnight MST.   Good luck!!


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23 comments:

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