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Beyond Nineveh—God is Still Relentlessly Pursuing Rebels

1In 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!

Justin Taylor: An interview with Tullian on Gospel and Law. Read it here.

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.

May 28, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,Giveaways,Interviews,News & Announcements,Reviews,The Grace of God | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:40 am | 0 Comments »

What Does Jonah Have to do with Worship, Grace, and You?


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.
May 27, 2010 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,Books,Giveaways,News & Announcements,Reviews,The Grace of God,Worship | Author: Crossway Staff @ 6:28 am | 0 Comments »

Featuring “Surprised by Grace”—Giveaways, Reviews, & Excerpts!

screen-shot-2010-05-26-at-83628-amWe’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:

May 26, 2010 | Posted in: Giveaways,Reviews,The Grace of God | Author: Crossway Staff @ 7:03 am | 1 Comment »

A Sneak Preview of “Surprised By Grace”

Check out some of our featured reviews, excerpts, and giveaways for Surprised by Grace. Stick with us this week as we continue to dig into Tullian Tchividjian’s new release!

  • Relevant Magazine: “Tchividjian argues compellingly. He shows that the rule keepers need the gospel just as badly as the rule breakers.”
  • Joshua Harris: “As he [Tullian] retells the Old Testament story of Jonah he shows that while sin reaches far, God’s grace reaches farther. Tullian’s heart to see rebels—as well as cold-hearted Pharisees—transformed by the gospel of grace shines through on every page. I commend it to you.”
  • The Gospel Coalition: Read the intro and chapter 1 of Surprised by Grace here!
  • Nathan Bingham: “God’s Massive Mercy—Jesus is the Storm.” See how you can win a copy of Surprised by Grace here!
  • Zach Nielsen: Check out Zach’s highlighted excerpt from Surprised by Grace. “Tribal Mindset Verses Missional Mindset.”
May 24, 2010 | Posted in: Books,Giveaways,Reviews,The Grace of God | Author: Crossway Staff @ 2:27 pm | 0 Comments »

An Extended Look at “Surprised by Grace” with Tullian Tchividjian

9781433507755Join us this week as we take an extended look at Tullian Tchividjian’s new book, Surprised by Grace! We’ll be linking to reviews, excerpts, and more.

After believing the gospel, many people find themselves striving to advance to deeper theological waters. In Surprised by Grace, Tchividjian shows how when God rescues sinners, his plan isn’t to move them beyond the gospel, but to move them more deeply into it. The only antidote to sin is the gospel—and since Christians remain sinners even after they’re converted, the daily preaching of the gospel is essential for all Christians.

Surprised by Grace is a story of sin and grace, of desperation and deliverance. It reveals that while we are great sinners, God is a great Savior. While our sin reaches far, his grace reaches farther.

God is in the business of relentlessly pursuing rebels—a label that ultimately applies to us all.

“I wrote Surprised by Grace because we all need to be,” explains Tchividjian.

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