Finding Freedom and Purging Legalism From Your Life
Does grace and legalism mix? In By Grace Alone, Derek Prince tackles what he deems as the greatest single problem of the Christian church–legalism. According to the author, the ultimate purpose of the book is for readers to discover what does and does not matter in their Christian walk.
For many believers we start out knowing that salvation is a gift from God but as we grow in our faith walk, there is a tendency to begin relying on our efforts to earn God’s favor. Which can lead us feeling trapped trying to conform to religious rules and trying to be good by checking off all our religious to do lists. Derek Prince points readers back to a life of freedom found in God’s grace.
Within this book you will not find a hyper-grace message that frees us to live spiritually corrupt lives. Instead you find a balanced teaching of law versus grace. In reading this book, I came away with a broaden perspective of grace. One of my favorite chapters was the final one that dwelt with the presence of grace. I had never thought of grace as a teacher.
Like other books I have read from Derek Prince, By Grace Alone is not a light read but the author does a good job of sharing his expansive knowledge in a way that readers can understand and apply to their lives. For anyone that has struggled with feelings of not measuring up or has been in the tiring rat race seeking perfection through self-righteousness, I would recommend you read this book.
About the book:
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Chosen Books (May 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0800795644
- ISBN-13: 978-0800795641
- Available at Amazon
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of By Grace Alone from Chosen, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review.