Book review: Great grace (by J. I. Packer)

Title: Great grace

Author: J. I. Packer

Publisher: Kingsway publications

This book is actually a 31-day devotional, with 31 articles on the topic of grace (eg aspects of grace, growth in grace etc). It is a collection of related articles written by the author in his earlier works. As it is meant for daily devotion/ meditation, the articles are quite short and it takes around 5 to 10 minutes to read an article. At the end of each article is a hymn in response, specially chosen to complete the devotion/ meditation – “turning hymns into personal prayers is a help and a delight”.

In the last article of this book, the author wrote his conclusion which I thought is good for sharing.

“The Christian under grace is free from bondage to fear… of the unknown future, or of meeting God (as one day we all must do), or of being destroyed by hostile forces or horrific experiences of one sort or another. He knows himself to be God’s child, adopted, beloved, secure, with his inheritance awaiting him and eternal joy guaranteed. He knows that nothing can separate him from the love of God in Christ, nor dash him from his Savior’s hand, and that nothing can happen to him which is not for his long-term good, making him more like Jesus and bringing him ultimately closer to his God.”

PS: I received this book from the church. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.


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