This is an awesome book that showed the unyielding and ever present love that God has for us - whether we accept it or not. His furious love for us is all around and all encompassing. The story of the prodigal son takes on meaning and true understanding. Highly recommended reading.
IMHO, this book weighs too heavily towards the side of grace in the great balance of grace and works. Overwhelming Grace is a wonderful place to start, but we should strive for holiness. Great writer, but... wouldn't read it again and would be hesitant to recommend it to anyone searching for answers
a beautiful and humbling depiction of God's grace and mercy. this book has changed my life and the lives of many around me. i just gave it as a gift to a new friend in hopes of sharing the gift that was once given to me
The Ragamuffin Gospel is a wonderful, down home, real look at those of us who want to follow Jesus Christ. Itt reminds that we are not perfect, never will be and that Christ loves us because of our weaknesses and mistakes not inspite of them.
It is a multiple time read. Like a piece of art you like, the book shows new things everytime you visit it.
Manning makes the gospel message accessible to all people and reminds us that despite our shortcomings and failures, we are dearly, dearly loved. This is a life-changing read. Makes an excellent gift for the seeker.
This is absolutely one of the best books on grace I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Even today, I still draw out portions of it to reread and encourage others in their relationship with Christ. A wonderful book for those struggling with legalism, or just for the average joe who needs to know that we can't go about pleasing God because, as His beloved children, we have already gained His full pleasure. Beautiful!
Not a "easy reading" book. A friend of mine recommended this book (as well as the "furios longing of God") to me about a month ago when we were discussing some pretty heavy life stuff. This is an awesome read, no matter who or what you belief in. (I recommend reading with some of Leo Buscagila's "Love" books.)