Join Lydia Brownback for Tuesday Talk, kicking off June 1st! She’ll be chatting about the chapter A Pure Woman Esteems Christ (pp 33) from Purity: A Godly Woman’s Adornment. What’s Tuesday Talk? Learn more here. Don’t have your book yet? Download a PDF of the first topic. We look forward to hearing from you!
Archive for May, 2010
In Surprised by Grace Tullian Tchividjian shows readers that the message of Jonah goes beyond Nineveh. We want to draw your attention to a few more interviews and reviews on this great book!
Kevin DeYoung: “Surprised by Grace is well-written, exegetically careful and pastorally sensitive. Tullian mines the world of literature, art, and theology to bring out the abiding significance of this beloved story. And through it all, he points us to Christ.” Read the full review.
Matthew Robbins: If, like me, you grew up hearing the story of Jonah but never really listening to it, let me encourage you to read this book. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and the book of Jonah demonstrates that his grace was just as prominent in the Old Testament as during the time of Christ and today….I repeatedly saw myself in Tchividjian’s descriptions of Jonah’s responses to God, and this book encouraged me that God’s relentless grace pursues me in exactly the same way it did Jonah so long ago.” Read the full review and find out how you can win a copy of Surprised by Grace.
In Surprised by Grace, Tullian Tchividjian shows readers that the book of Jonah has a lot more to it than a man and a fish. It has everything to do with worship, grace, and you. See what pastors and reviewers are saying:
- Matt Chandler: “You should read Surprised by Grace by Pastor Tullian as soon as you can…it stirred my heart to worship.”
- Stephen Altrogge: “The great strength of this book is that it looks at grace from a fresh perspective. In our Christian ghettos, grace is a word that gets tossed around rather casually. I recommend Surprised by Grace to all those who feel that they’ve become overly familiar with grace.” Read full review here.
- Nathan Bingham: “In the age of the celebrity, Tullian Tchividjian reminds us that the gospel isn’t for the elite, but shockingly, the gospel is for losers!” Check out how to win a free copy here.
- Zach Nielsen: “The gospel is not just for the all-star and the illustrious and the legendary. It’s for the loser. It’s for the defeated, not the dominant.” See full excerpt here.
- Terry Delaney: “If you think Jonah is all about a big fish swallowing a rogue prophet and spitting him on land so he can finally begrudgingly do what God has for him to do, then you need to read this book. I promise that you will be the better in so doing.” Read full review here.
- Trevin Wax: “Are you tribal or missional? We can’t escape a stark contrast in this story—the tribal mindset of Jonah versus the missional mindset of God.” Read full excerpt here.
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We’ve been taking a closer look at Surprised By Grace this week. Tullian Tchividjian says, “I wrote Surprised by Grace because we all need to be.” Whether you consider yourself a rookie or you’ve been walking with Christ for years, you might want to check this out! Here’s our most recent reviews, excerpts, and giveaways:
- The Gospel Coalition Reviews: “Tullian Tchividjian’s book Surprised by Grace joins this movement of gospel-centered interpretation of the Old Testament by examining the Book of Jonah…Although a minister can use Surprised by Grace to shed light on the story of Jonah and glean several good illustrations for sermon preparation, I would encourage church leaders to use this tool in small group settings. Read the full review.
- Andrea Schultz: “I was greatly encouraged by this book. I have always been intrigued by the story of Jonah, and how his story is a foreshadowing of the resurrection of Jesus. It was interesting for Pastor Tullian to bring in information from other theologians, authors, etc…as well as provide his commentary for each verse of Jonah. I appreciate what I learned from this very valuable book, and am happy to see that the legacy of Billy Graham continues in this wonderful man.” Read her full review and how you can win a copy of Surprised by Grace.
- Allen Mickle: A featured excerpt on “Repentance“ and a chance to win a copy of the book!
- Christianity.com: A featured excerpt— “A Cure for Gospel Confusion“
- Bible Study Tools: A featured excerpt: “The Story Begins: God Calls“
- Zach Nielsen: A featured excerpt— “Grudges and Gospel“
- James Grant: “It is a good biblical theological study of Jonah that sees this prophet in light of the gospel.”
- Christian Book Previews: “Tullian Tchividjian shows his readers how the Book of Jonah brought him comfort and renewed his soul. In the process he demonstrates how God not only offers us the opportunity to be saved by grace, but God calls us to live by his grace on a daily basis.” Read the full review here.