Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Grace Effect (Book Review and GIVEAWAY!)

The past couple of weeks I had the blessing to read and review this wonderful book. First of all, I would have NEVER seen myself one to read a book written by a well known historian and apologist. It surely would have been over my head! Yet, the simple truths and the beauty of The Grace Effect is so easily understood.  As a mother of six although none are adoptive, my heart broke for the children caught up in the Ukrainian government system! 

Through Mr. Taunton's narrative of adopting their first daughter, I found myself learning about history, common and uncommon graces, the depth of darkness surrounding socialism atheistic beliefs, and the beautiful redeeming work revealed in one child's life.  

".. the same redemptive power that He has so mercifully displayed in her is an offer to entire nations.."  Larry Tautan
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Psalm 33:12

I can only encourage you to enter this Giveaway for a free copy YOU WILL BE BLESSED!
Enter as much as you like! Just leave a separate comment for each entry. Do one or all of the following:
Giveaway will end in one week on November 20th!

If you would like to purchase your own:
Order a copy today from Barnes & Noble, CBD,Amazon, or any number of other online stores!

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.
"What would a world without Christianity look like? We don't have to guess because such a world does exist: it exists in the current and former Communist bloc. Through the inspiring story of a little girl born in Eastern Europe and now living in America, Larry Taunton draws a sharp contrast between the life-giving influence of Christianity and the worn out theories of atheism and radical secularism. The effect - The Grace Effect - is nothing less than powerful and moving." 

- Dinesh D'Souza, former White House policy analyst, fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and current president of Kings College

Have a wonderful week friends!

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  1. I'd like to win! This book sounds intriguing, to be sure!

  2. The book sounds real awesome...would be honored to win a paperback

  3. Hi friend!!! Sending love. You know we'd love to win this book :)



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