Transforming Grace

by Jerry Bridges     |     Book Summary


Author: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: NavPress
Date: October 3, 2017
Pages: 368

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Grace. It is much talked about yet little understood. Few dwell on its application to our daily lives beyond salvation. As a result, we tend to live by works rather than grace, hoping to secure God’s favor and man’s approval. “But the Bible teaches we are not only saved by grace, but we also live by grace every day of our lives (p. ix).” 

The Christian life isn’t a list of dos or don’ts. It’s not about earning God’s blessings through our efforts. It’s time to get off the performance treadmill. Transforming grace moves beyond seeing grace as solely an aspect of salvation. Our best efforts cannot get us into heaven, and neither can they secure God’s blessings. All that we are and have are gifts of grace. Our merits and demerits do not add to or subtract from His love for us; He deals with us based on His grace alone.  

Everything from God’s blessing to answered prayer and a transformed life are gifts of grace. Understanding our relationship with God and our effectiveness in Kingdom business centers on Christ’s merit and not ours, freeing us to accomplish what He calls and equips us to do.





Transforming Grace

by Jerry Bridges

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Jerry Bridges
Publisher NavPress
Date October 3, 2017
Pages 368


Overview:

Grace. It is much talked about yet little understood. Few dwell on its application to our daily lives beyond salvation. As a result, we tend to live by works rather than grace, hoping to secure God’s favor and man’s approval. “But the Bible teaches we are not only saved by grace, but we also live by grace every day of our lives (p. ix).” 

The Christian life isn’t a list of dos or don’ts. It’s not about earning God’s blessings through our efforts. It’s time to get off the performance treadmill. Transforming grace moves beyond seeing grace as solely an aspect of salvation. Our best efforts cannot get us into heaven, and neither can they secure God’s blessings. All that we are and have are gifts of grace. Our merits and demerits do not add to or subtract from His love for us; He deals with us based on His grace alone.  

Everything from God’s blessing to answered prayer and a transformed life are gifts of grace. Understanding our relationship with God and our effectiveness in Kingdom business centers on Christ’s merit and not ours, freeing us to accomplish what He calls and equips us to do.