Thursday, October 17, 2013

One Way Love ~ Book Review and Giveaway

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It seems lately that I've been hearing about grace an awful lot. The Beth Moore simulcast... Law and Grace. Sunday sermons... grace. Conversations... grace. So, when I was given the opportunity to read and review One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian... a book about grace... I couldn't pass it up!

Back at the beginning of October I went to a Women of Faith conference. Before I left I put the book where I would see it when I returned so that I would remember to read it. I show up to Women of Faith, check the schedule and guess what! Tullian Tchividjian is one of the speakers!


And he, of course, spoke about grace and one-way love. I went home excited to dig into this book and I was not disappointed! What a fresh and necessary look at grace!

What exactly is grace?
Why do we struggle with receiving grace?
How does grace change a person?
How can I show grace, that one-way kind of love, to others?

These are questions that are answered in this book. It has challenged me and expanded my mind. It has made me re-evaluate my relationship with God and how I view him.

In this book we learn that one-way love has nothing to do with the receiver of the love and everything to do with the giver.

If you are caught up with performancism, exhausted from trying to be perfect and please everyone, and afraid of failure... this book is full of so much good news for you! In fact, I think everyone can benefit from the teachings in this book.

Tullian says in One Way Love that "The Gospel, in other words, liberates us to be okay with not being okay. We can stop pretending that we are anyone but who we actually are." AMEN!!

So how do you get a copy of this book? Well first I need to give the details (obligation people!) and then I will share with you how you can win a copy of One Way Love for yourself.

About One Way Love
Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief. Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our world needs a fresh encounter with grace.

One Way Love
Written by: Tullian Tchividjian
Publisher: David C Cook
Paperback:  240 pages 
Release Date: October 1, 2013

About the Author
William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. A Florida native, Tullian is the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership JournalHe is an ordained minister in Presbyterian Church of America. He is the author of six books; including the best seller, Jesus + Nothing = Everything  that won Christianity Today’s 2011 book of the year. He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S.

Stay Connected
Ok... now for your chance to win a copy... simply leave a comment letting me know you would like to win! That's it! Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. You will want to make sure you enter a valid email in the comment form so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be selected by random drawing on Thursday, October 24 and contacted by email. Good luck! And if you don't win... it's definitely one worth purchasing! 

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