In this volume, Dr. John Morris offers an incisive, in-depth look at the nature and meaning of God’s grace and helps readers unlock its positive power through practical, biblical practices.
According to Morris, grace is “the free, unconditional, and unmerited help of Almighty God given to mankind.” He warns however, that “grace is not a guarantee that bad things will never happen… it is an assurance from God that He will be with us through all our storms.”
His book is divided into three parts. In the first two sections, Morris examines the meaning, nature and power of grace using biblical as well as current examples to illustrate his teachings. For example, he compares the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – which illustrates God’s grace in action – to the 2009 arrest of Asia Bibi, a woman “convicted of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad… [and] sentenced to death by hanging.” Morris’s intertwining of the ancient with the current brilliantly supports the idea that God’s grace is real and accessible today.
The book’s third and most robust section details how readers can unlock the power of God’s grace in their own lives. Morris offers three simple “keys” and ten actionable steps that will enable God’s grace to flow. For each key and step, which involve topics like trust, patience, forgiveness, praise, laughter, worship, and prayer, Morris dives into deep discussion of the whys and how each can be incorporated into one’s daily life.
As a best-selling author and ordained minister, Morris’s delivery is thoughtful and polished. Rather than preachy, his narrative uses song lyrics, events like the Oklahoma City bombing and other connections to the world outside of religion to expertly illustrate the meaning of grace in ways that are accessible to readers from all walks of life.
Christian readers, or anyone looking for hope amidst troubles will benefit from Morris’s intelligent explanation of and plan for implementing the power of God’s grace in their lives.