Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never
stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires
many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a
certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt,
anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of
life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief.
Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our
exhausted world needs a fresh encounter with God's inexhaustible
grace—His one-way love. Sadly, however, Christianity is perceived
as being a vehicle for good behavior and clean living—and the
judgments that result from them—rather than the only recourse for
those who have failed over and over and over again. Tchividjian
convincingly shows that Christianity is not about good people
getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping
with their failure to be good.
In this "manifesto," Tchividjian calls
the church back to the heart of the Christian
faith—grace. It is time for us to abandon our
play-it-safe religion, and to get drunk on grace. Two
hundred-proof, unflinching grace. It’s shocking and scary,
unnatural and undomesticated … but it is also the only thing that
can set us free and light the church—and the world—on fire.