Grace Works! (And Ways We Think It Doesn't)
When the church downplays the gospel, it breeds its own assassins: moralists who yawn at the notion of free grace in Christ alone and rebels who can't get out of pharisaical churches fast enough.
Sounding the alarm, Douglas Bond celebrates the amazing, effective power of grace while showing us how to identify destructive law-creep in our churches and lives.
"Grace Works! clearly shows how an emphasis on grace differentiates Christianity from all the works religions invented by man. He also explains well what happens when we decide the cake God gives us needs our own frosting: we get a sugar rush now and a stomachache later." --Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, WORLD News Group
"Grace is not the enemy of works, but the only proper source. It's amazing how many ways we can get that wrong—usually, as Doug argues, by incremental and often imperceptible changes. There is a lot of wisdom in this book." --Michael Horton, Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
"In brief, straight-shooting chapters, he diagnoses the tendency of even the most biblical churches to drift into legalism. This is a key book for everyone who loves the church of Christ." --Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
About the Author
Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours.