Extravagant Grace: God's Glory Displayed in Our Weakness by Barbara Duguid
About: Extravagant Grace.
Why do Christians—even mature Christians—still sin so often? Why doesn't God set us free? We seem to notice more sin in our lives all the time, and we wonder if our progress is a constant disappointment to God. Where is the joy and peace we read about in the Bible?
Speaking from her own struggles, Barbara Duguid turns to the writings of John Newton to teach us God's purpose for our failure and guilt—and to help us adjust our expectations of ourselves. Her empathetic, honest approach lifts our focus from our own performance back to the God who is bigger than our failures—and who uses them for his glory. Rediscover how God's extravagant grace makes the gospel once again feel like the good news it truly is!
"Take this book to heart. It will sustain you for the long haul, long after the hyped-up panaceas and utopias fail."
—David Powlison, Faculty Member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
"Barb tells the story of God’s unrelenting compassion toward sinners like us with profound wisdom."
—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California