I (Dan) recently had the opportunity to read Tullian Tchividjian’s latest book One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World. This book was highly anticipated – not only because of his relationship to Billy Graham (Tullian is his grandson), but also the subject matter on “Grace”, which is the very topic of The Gospel Coalition – Atlantic Canada‘s conference this coming August 5-7, 2014 in Charlottetown PEI.
I will say it’s easy to be cynical of an author that has a total of 28 endorsements at the front of the book from all walks of life. It seems that there is a lot of convincing to do at the front end to get you to read the book, but all-in-all, the book is well worth the read and will give you an immense sense of hope in your position and relationship with Christ and literally rock your world if you come from a legalistic background.
This book is full of quote-worthy statements and definitely will not leave you questioning what Tullian’s point is. This having been said, it is a tad repetitive and you may find Tullian’s perspective on Grace to be radical – even uncomfortable – grace. I submit, though, that you can’t read the Old and New Testament without coming to the realization that God’s grace is indeed radical; Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection miraculous; and His call to follow Him uncomfortable.
We’ve searched the blogosphere to find other reviews to give you a balanced response to the book. We trust they will help you get a good understanding of the book and decide for yourself.
Here is our review roundup:
Escape to Reality (Paul Ellis) – http://escapetoreality.org/2014/02/25/one-way-love-by-tullian-tchividjian/
http://theweeflea.wordpress.com/ – http://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/boring-grace-a-review-of-one-way-love-inexhaustible-grace-for-an-exhausted-world/
If you want to maintain safe boundaries in a strained friendship, do not read this book.
If you want to continue to justify yourself with your “to-do” list, do not read this book.
But if you want to consider that grace might be more radical and liberating than you have ever dreamed possible, if you want to be free from the guilt of your sins and the tyranny of your good works, if you want the freedom to forgive old wrongs and move boldly forward in your relationships, then by all means read this book.
Goodreads.com – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17165818-one-way-love – for further customer comments and reviews not written in blog format.