I believe that the mark of a good Christian book is that it leads you to wonder at God’s grace; and this certainly hits the mark. Tullian Tchividjian’s short account of his own struggle with the fullness of God’s grace enables the reader, as he identifies himself with Tullian, to see the wonder of the gospel unfold before his very eyes.
The book itself is set within the context of a merger of two churches, one pastored by the author, and the other seeking him as pastor. As things go from bad to worse, Tullian shares his growing distress and evident unhappiness. It is at the deepest point of this crisis that he rediscovers the gospel, and comes to see just how all-encompassing God’s grace really is. It turns out that the simple theological statement “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” isn’t just for doctrine tests, but actually means what it says. It is through the discussion of this statement that Tullian expertly teases out just how radical the gospel really is.
I can happily recommend this book because it is clear that the author really does understand the gospel, and does a good job of explaining it. This book was a great pleasure to review, and my thanks are due to christianaudio.com who provided the review copy. Good stuff, thank you Tullian Tchividjian!