God’s grace can be a vast and sometimes even difficult subject to understand simply because we do not understand the full measure and essence of the grace that God gives us through Jesus Christ. And while it can be difficult to grasp grace all at once, there are some excellent books that can be a good start for many.
Here are five Christian books that can help you develop your understanding of God’s grace.
1. “God’s grace” by Andy Stanley
In “The Grace of God,” Stanley shows that his knowledge extends far beyond the practical leadership principles he usually writes and speaks about, to good and sound theological concepts on topics such as grace, obedience and the unconditional and timeless love of God.
2. “Grace for Godly Living: Allowing God’s Grace to Produce Godly Living” by Paul Chappell
With the rise of libertinism and what Chappell calls “your way” Christian living, we need books like this to give a balanced view of God’s grace. Chappell teaches in his book that grace is not only the power to wash away our sins, but also the power to help us live a life that is pleasing to God.
3. “The awakening of grace: believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.” by Charles R. Swindoll
Just as dangerous as the sin of licentiousness is the sin of legalism – believing that we are saved by good works and beautiful images. “The Grace Awakening” is a well-rounded book about God’s grace that teaches us how to live without the need to perform, and live in and be motivated by the freedom and joy that God wants to inhabit you.
4. “All grace” by Charles Spurgeon
Another wonderful exhortation from the prince of preachers, Charles H. Spurgeon, gives us all a three hundred and sixty degree view of God’s grace for all it is worth. In just twenty concise chapters, Spurgeon shows us how much we can abound in God’s grace as the force and power that directs our lives.
5. “Why grace changes everything” by Chuck Smith
In characteristic down-to-earth style, Chuck Smith gives us insight into God’s unmerited favor and the power it has to sanctify us and transform us into the people God wants us to be. Not only is it easy to read, but Smith also gives us great ways to apply God’s grace in our daily lives.