I am convinced that Grace, while being one of the topics that Christian like to talk about most, is one of the topics that Christians understand least and talk about most poorly. James Matichuk at the Thoughts, Prayers and Songs blog has a review of The Romance of Grace by Jim McNeely.
I almost didn’t want to read this book. There are a lot of books about grace. Many of them are underwhelming. They pit law against grace and New Testament against Old. Some books are fluffy and lack substance. Some books mistake grace for poor quality control (the results are almost always bad). I decided to go ahead and review The Romance of Grace anyway because the author lives in my hometown and is a teaching pastor at a church I drive by often. Then a strange thing happened: I liked it.