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'Priority One - A True Understanding of God's Grace in our Lives' by Josh Hooker


Many today seem to promote a type of Christianity that has little room for teaching the Bible. However if we want to use the label 'Christian' of ourselves with any real integrity then we need to be Bible people. Sadly, we live at a time when many Christians have little knowledge of the Bible. We can quickly tell others the position of our football team in the league, or the latest story-line in our favourite TV soap, but if we were asked a basic question about biblical history or theology we would not be able to answer it. Many Christians do not know whether Daniel came before or after Joshua in Old Testament history, or what the New Testament means by 'justification'.

This book is written primarily for those who have been Christians for a while but still only vaguely understand the Bible's teaching on grace. If you want a fuller understanding of what Christ has done for you at the cross, or if you want to work out the implications of God's grace for your life today, read this book. It spells out the priority of grace in our Christian lives and how a firm understanding of the gospel can transform us.


"The title of this short book is exactly right. There is no more important priority in the Christian life (in all of life, indeed) than the grace of God, the creator and redeemer of the universe. We need to seek God's grace not just at the moment of conviction and conversion, but every moment ever after. Unfortunately the church easily generates a culture of pretence or denial. There is an unholy paradox that in order to become a Christian and belong to the church the first thing you have to do is admit you're a failure in need of God's mercy and grace, but in order to "sustain your membership" as a respected member of the church, the last thing you should ever do is admit you're a failure. So we struggle on with inner guilt and shame, while our outward lives either stiffen with righteous rules or slacken with casual worldliness. Josh Hooker's book points a better way - indeed the only way: not only to start with the cross but to go on daily living in the power of the cross and the resurrection life that follows. Josh Hooker's book is thoroughly biblical in its approach, practical in application, rich in lively illustration, and full of encouragement and challenge in equal measure. As one of Josh's former teachers at All Nations Christian College, it is a joy to recommend this book." - Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership


ISBN: 9780852349359
Format: Paperback
Extent: 128 pages
Publication Date: 16/08/2013
Published by: Evangelical Press / EP

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