by Timothy George
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The Grace Controversy
Timothy George Seeks to Bring Understanding & Unity to the Conflict Over the Doctrines of Grace
Wheaton IL—The word grace is both at the heart of the Christian faith and the heart of the most heated controversies in the history of the Christian church. The dispensations or doctrines of grace have divided those of a Calvinistic persuasion and those of an Arminian persuasion for years.
Rather than division, author Timothy George writes, “God’s grace should provoke wonder and worship among all God’s children.” In Amazing Grace, George takes a look at some of the most debated questions surrounding the doctrines of grace. Grounded in scripture, his insights promote both unity and understanding as we seek to know the God of the Bible.
Originally written to address the “Calvinism controversy” brewing within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), this study was used in thousands of churches and study groups throughout the SBC and beyond.
“Amazing Grace by Timothy George is an amazing little book! It is biblical and practical, theological and missional. It delves into the mystery of divine sovereignty and human responsibility, providing wonderful insight while also allowing the tensions of Scripture to remain. I was blessed by the book the first time I read it. I enjoyed this edition even more.”—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“It is hard to be simultaneously boring and polarizing, but the Calvinism/Arminianism debates typically are both. The arguments are often filled with the kind of ‘bitter jealousy’ and ‘selfish ambition,’ the Scriptures identify as ‘demonic.’ Timothy George’s Amazing Grace is different. In this book, a world-renowned Christian scholar walks through the biblical texts about God’s purpose of grace in a way that is honest, easy to understand, and charitable to those who disagree. Whether you are a Calvinist, an Arminian, or somewhere in between, you’ll learn something from this book. You’ll also see modeled how to converse with those who disagree with you. And, more than all that, you’ll put the book down at the end and worship our love-driven, grace-filled God. This is the best book on God’s grace in print today.”—Russell D. Moore, Dean, School of Theology; Senior Vice President for Academic Administration; Associate