Grace in Practice
A Theology of Everyday Life
Grace in Practice is a challenging call to live life under grace — a concept most Christians secretly have trouble with. Paul Zahl pulls no punches, contending that no matter how often we talk about salvation by grace, in our “can-do” society we often cling instead to a righteousness of works. Asserting throughout that grace always trumps both law and church, Zahl illuminates an expansive view of grace in everything, extending the good news of grace to all creation.
Conversationally written and filled with fascinating insights, Grace in Practice will reward any Christian who seeks to understand the full measure of God’s grace and the total freedom it offers.
- What is Law?
- What is Grace?
- What is the Relation Between Law and Grace?
- The Human Condition: Anthropology
- The Old, Old Story: Soteriology
- “What if God was one of us?”: Christology
- The Being of God: Holy Spirit and Holy Trinity
- Grace in Singleness
- Grace in Marriage
- Grace with Children
- Grace with Parents
- Grace with Siblings
From J. Ligon Duncan III, President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals:
“Paul Zahl is a formidable scholar, an admired colleague, and a courageous churchman, but I especially love Paul Zahl the preacher — his passion and humor, his power of description and illustration, and, above all, his zeal for grace. When he speaks about law and grace, I’m totally caught up in it — even when he’s beating up on my views! That same enthusiasm comes through in this book. Cascading pop-culture references are flanked with the profoundest of insights. A barrage of illustrations brings home Zahl’s message. Martin Luther has his spokesman. In Grace in Practice, Zahl sets out a theology of the reality, experience, and expression of grace in the Christian life — and then doesn’t mind upsetting your apple cart as he applies it specifically to just about everything.”