As a Bible teacher, Gayle had taught for decades about the amazing power of grace in a person?s life. Yet it took a crisis in her husband?s life and the crumbling of her own life around her for her to...
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As a Bible teacher, Gayle had taught for decades about the amazing power of grace in a person?s life. Yet it took a crisis in her husband?s life and the crumbling of her own life around her for her to have an epiphany about the true nature of grace. In Courageous Grace, Gayle chronicles and explains her newfound insights.
Despite common misperceptions, grace is not safe. It?s not easy. Frankly, it takes courage to show grace to those who deserve less. Oftentimes, the person showing God?s grace gets counted among the sinners, just as Jesus experienced centuries ago. Gayle explores the story of Jesus forgiving the adulterous woman to reveal the courageous side of showing grace.
We live in a society that vacillates between glorifying sin and crucifying those who fall. Gayle encourages us to take the road less traveled?daring to do the hard work of showing God?s grace to the sinners among us. It?s what followers of Christ are called to do.
Gayle Haggard has been married for twenty-six years to Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs. From the early days with just a few people meeting in their basement through its growth into a megachurch of 11,000, Gayle has worked alongside her husband in building the ministry. Today she oversees New Life's small-group ministry for women, which includes more than 100 small groups. She and Ted are the parents of five.