Available for Review – The Romance of Grace by Jim McNeely

Shaun Tabatt —  February 14, 2013

The Romance of Grace by Jim McNeelyWhat if God sees us the way a man sees a woman he is infatuated with, and His main question is not how to make us moral but rather how to get us to fall in love with Him?

In The Romance of Grace, Jim McNeely explores Bible passages that tell us what God really wants for us and what His love means. This is the love of a God who chose to give His life for ours, even carefully retaining His scars into the throne room of heaven and telling us in His very body, “I have gone to great lengths and great costs to say that I forsook all comforts for the love of you.”

Join Jim in his exploration of life in God’s unconditional, redeeming, amazing grace.

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Jim McNeelyAbout the Author:
Jim McNeely is a teaching pastor and elder at Dakota Creek Christian Center in Blaine, Washington, where he lives with his wife, Betty, and their four sons. Formerly president of New Century Data, with clients such as Lockheed Martin and American Airlines, he now works as a programmer and database administrator in the health care industry.

Praise for The Romance of Grace:

“It is time, as Robert Farrar Capon put it, to get drunk on grace. Two hundred-proof, defiant grace. That’s what you get here in Jim’s book. You won’t see a list of qualifications, and you’ll get no “footnotes.” What you’ll encounter is grace unmeasured, vast and free. It will frighten you and free you at the same time.”
—Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of Jesus + Nothing = Everything

“So often we turn our faith in Christ into a forcing mechanism, which doesn’t work in any event; and if anything, produces disillusionment or hypocrisy. The Romance of Grace is a prophetic book. I believe that unless we heed its call, to put grace absolutely without condition and frontally as the be-all and end-all of the Good News, we will lose completely, and not just in “the eyes of the world” but in the failure of well-intentioned religious lives that tried to love and never knew how.”
—Paul F. M. Zahl, author of Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life

“In The Romance of Grace we are confronted with a truth that we may have previously rejected. It seemed too easy to embrace. It lacked obligation on our part and contradicted accusations we have given credence to for the majority of our lives on earth. Yet herein lies the truth—“Not that we loved God, but that God loved us.” This book will help to right the plumb line in your life.”
—David Collins, author of Out of the Box, founder of Canadian Food for the Hungry International.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Vox Dei (2013)
  • ISBN: 9781935961970
  • Page Count: 148

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: March 11 to March 17, 2013
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only) & E-book (.mobi & .epub)
  • We ask that reviewers post a review to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

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