Have you ever considered adoption? Have you ever thought about how adoption is a picture of grace? I recently had the privilege of reviewing a new book by Larry Alex Taunton called “The Grace Effect“. What you will find is the story of adoption of their daughter Sasha from the Ukraine. However this isn’t just an adoption story, it’s a story about grace. It’s a story about the power of grace to change a culture, and how the lack of grace can sadly, do the same. The stories of the adoption process will leave you both laughing and shocked. We have so much fortune in this country far beyond dollars in our bank accounts and wallets.
In addition to grace, Larry Taunton also takes a look at the effects of atheism, socialism and how damaging the influence of unbelief can be. It’s a powerful read and one that will leave you thankful that we live in a country that allows us choices. Powerful book. Powerful message. Here’s more:
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 rejectsthe 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 graceeffect.” 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.
On the web:
The Grace Effect
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