#13: Reading from The Story of Grace

I did something a bit different for this episode of Ministry Minded, something I hope was beneficial for you. In this show, I read a lengthy passage from one of my favorite books of all time, Horatius Bonar’s The Story of Grace. What’s found in this little book is as real a discussion about the grace of God that can ever be found.

Certainly, there are a myriad of books on “grace” at your local Christian bookstore, indeed, whole sections devoted to works upon works that delve into this “doctrine” from seemingly every angle known to man. However, what many modern texts lack, and where Horatius’s shines, is a level of practical realism and dexterity that is sincere, honest, reverential, and genuine. Whereas some current authors explain “grace” as merely some form of exaggerated freedom, Bonar’s words uphold God’s grace in the highest regard.

Despite being a short book, The Story of Grace is brimming with pure, unadulterated grace. To illustrate the gracious force of this little work, therefore, what follows in today’s show is a brief selection is from chapter 6, which is entitled, “Where the Story of Grace was First Told.” Enjoy!