I have good friends

20140628-133154-48714714.jpgI posted a comment, note and link to a friend’s blog the two days ago. And mentioned that I might want to borrow the book from him. This friend lives in the Northwest, but the book showed up in my mailbox today!

This is now third in line for my to-be read books, I have about 500 pages to get through first.

Flipping through it, I think it’ll be good and helpful. Now, what I really need is a book designed to convince non 5-Pointers of Limited Atonement/Already Election.

Anyone else want to send me a free book?

[su_box title=”About my friend…” box_color=”#0C6299″ radius=”6″] Jonathan Shradar is a former bouncer, current grace junkie, and the Director of Young Adults Ministry at Bethel Church in eastern Washington.

We were part of a clandestine small group in Washington, DC called the “Cabal” that met in pubs around the city and discussed the meat of living as a Christian. Don’t tell anyone about that.

He’s a father of two awesome kids, the husband a wife that’s too good for him, and has a weird relationship with his dog.

He met Forrest Whittaker once.[/su_box]

Law in a cheap mask

A friend of mine posted a review of the book PROOF: Finding Freedom Through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace.

While I sometimes struggle with this particular doctrine, I find it often very encouraging. I would like to share one of the quotations that he also shared. One of these days I might ask him to borrow this book.

[su_quote]Whenever we find ourselves face-to-face with a living example of one-way love with no strings attached, our tendency is to change the subject – or to switch the story so that God’s grace doesn’t land in the lap of an active slave trader or our delusional next-door neighbor or a dance in some sleazy downtown club. We live by law but call it grace. Such grace isn’t amazing because it isn’t grace at all; it’s law in a cheap mask. And whenever you show up at a party that’s hosted by the law, you’re the one who’s left with the bill.[/su_quote]