Monday, January 02, 2012
I deeply appreciate this author's candor, and willingness to tackle hard issues straight on. He doesn't sugar coat.
His emphasis on grace, and trust were very helpful to me.
The most intriguing part of the book, for me, was Halter's take on communion, which he views as a genuine means of grace. He says churches should see themselves as distributors of this grace, rather than hoarders and guardians of it. In other words, if a lost person, in desperate need of grace, comes forward to receive communion, that act can be a ministry of grace to his heart. I'm inclined to agree.
(A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me for review on this blog.)