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Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Review: The Grace Effect: How The Power of One Life Can Overcome The Power of Unbelief

The Grace Effect:  How The Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief
by: Larry Taunton

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Not at all what I expected…but I wasn’t disappointed!  I give it a surprising thumb’s up.  When Booksneeze.com sent me The Grace Effect, I was expecting a book that would point out - step by step - how Christians impact their world for good.  Maybe even how I personally could BE the Grace Effect.   This is the author’s definition of the Grace effect, so I was expecting him to beat me over the head with how his theory is correct.  Instead, he told me about his family’s experience adopting their little girl from the Ukraine.  I got so caught up in the story of their lives, I actually forgot what the “point” of the book was supposed to be.  I was sickened and angered by the way people and especially the orphans and poor are treated “over there”.   I was reminded that as an American, I really DO have it good here.  We like to complain about this or that politician and we like to think we could do better than the President at his job.  We forget that just the fact that we even have the freedom to complain about the government is a luxury not afforded to everyone in the world.  We throw up our hands at how people are so rude and lacking in compassion in America, but according to this author, we have not seen rudeness until we visit the former communist bloc.  The author sprinkles many quotes throughout and has a lot of references in the back (that I didn’t research, I just noticed them).  All in all, I did like the book and closed it feeling kind of sad that I wouldn’t be reading about the author and his family any more.  They felt like friends by the end. I recommend reading it if you are in the mood for fiction, but fiction isn’t your thing.  It is not a self-help book as I originally thought.  It is good for a new perspective

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