Some say there were two thieves crucified on Golgotha, but I believe there were Three . "Gutsy. Unexpected. Refreshing. Chris Durso explains the story of saving Grace in a language that both the world and the Church, sinners...
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Some say there were two thieves crucified on Golgotha, but I believe there were Three .
"Gutsy. Unexpected. Refreshing. Chris Durso explains the story of saving Grace in a language that both the world and the Church, sinners and so-called saints, can understand. The Heist walks us down the road with the prodigal son, inviting us to come home to the One who has a grace-party waiting. Fresh and accessible, I believe this book will help many live fully and freely in Jesus."
-Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church, founder of Passion Conferences, author of Goliath Must Fall
In the ultimate act of sacrifice, Jesus robbed the Enemy of every claim he ever had on our lives. He stole all our shame and guilt, and gave us back our lives so that we could live in true freedom.
The real scandal of Jesus' work on the cross is found not only in what it gives but also in what it steals. The Grace of God robs the enemy of his ability to shame us. It robs death of its sting. And it robs sin of its power to destroy.
We've all felt the weight of shame and brokenness. Like the prodigal son, we've pursued our own path only to find ourselves far from home and out of options. We long for a fresh start, but what we need most is the ability to see ourselves through God's eyes of grace.
New York City pastor Chris Durso believes grace is the central message of all Scripture. While there have been some daring heists and cunning capers throughout history, this book is about the greatest heist the world has ever seen…a daring raid where God's son took back what the enemy had stolen, freeing us from the power of shame, sin, and Satan.
Through a fresh take on the parable of the prodigal son, and the fascinating account of a true modern day diamond heist, The Heist offers a bold invitation into God's boundless grace.
Chris is the director of Youth Explosion ministries of Christ Tabernacle church. Youth Explosion reaches hundreds of kids per week through the teaching of the gospel. Chris 's creativity pours out onto everything he does. His ability to forecast trends allows him to lead and speak to this generation in a way they understand, at the same time elevate them from where they are at: 'I want to raise up spiritually healthy and mature teenagers so when they are out of high school they will be ready for the world'. His calling is to help change people's perception on life so they can see God is freedom and not religion or law. He has no problem communicating clearly to large groups of youth or youth leaders regardless their upbringing; urban, suburban or rural.