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The Ragamuffin Gospel

Brennan ManningMichael W Smith (Fwd)

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Brennan ManningMichael W Smith (Fwd)

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Brennan Manning reminds us that the Father beckons us to Himself with a "furious love" that burns brightly and constantly. We come to Him as ragamuffins - dirty, bedraggled, and beaten up - yet His grace embraces us no matter what we've done.

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About "The Ragamuffin Gospel"

Brennan Manning reminds us that the Father beckons us to Himself with a "furious love" that burns brightly and constantly. We come to Him as ragamuffins - dirty, bedraggled, and beaten up - yet His grace embraces us no matter what we've done.
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A Furious Love Is Hot on Your Trail ^Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition--now with full appendix, study questions, and the author's own epilogue, ""Ragamuffin" Ten Years Later," Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The Father beckons us to Himself with a "furious love" that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God's grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock--the "ragamuffins." ^Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out? ^Most of us believe in God's grace--in theory. But somehow we can't seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet. ^Yet God gives us His grace, wi
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Meet the Authors

Brennan Manning

Brennan Manning has spent the past 40 years helping others experience the reality of God's love and grace. It's at the heart of everything he's written and done. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his spiritual journey has taken him down a variety of paths. He has taught seminarians, spoken to packed arenas, lived in a cave and labored with the poor in Spain, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Brennan is best known as the author of the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel; Abba's Child; Ruthless Trust, and The Importance of Being Foolish. Most recently he has produced Patched Together and The Furious Longing of God.

Michael W Smith (Fwd)

Michael W. Smith has been a popular figure since his debut in christian music in 1982. Smith has been awarded six Gold records, four consecutive Gold albums, two Grammy awards and six Dove awards. He resides in Nashville with his wife and five children.

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Speaks to the heart!
5 stars By Tanwin, May 15 2017
I wish I had read this book 10 years ago!

Most books speak to your head, some books speak to your heart. This is definitely the later. This book is only talking about one thing: how undeserving we are and how great God's grace in Jesus is. Manning brilliantly speaks this truth in many different ways and stories. It really is a delight to read!

If you are reading this book, the best way is to read it slow. Let the stories be digested in your heart and let the grace of Christ be revealed through them.

The book really does speak to the heart. Not many books have the effect that this book has on me.

Highly recommended!
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A Christian Classic
5 stars By Iola, Sep 27 2013
In A Ragamuffin Gospel, Manning speaks of God's amazing grace, of how God loves us based on His standards not our own, about how Christianity is a grace-laden mystery. Manning's theme is that we underestimate grace, we fail to understand that God loves us no matter what. It's a ragamuffin gospel, "written for the bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out", for those who are weary and discouraged.

Manning's message hasn't been universally accepted. Many churches preach what has been called a "Jesus-plus" gospel: to be a proper Christian, you have to have Jesus and tithe your 10%. To be a proper Christian, you have to have Jesus and attend church three nights a week and twice on Sunday. To be a proper Christian, you have to have Jesus and pray for an hour a day. 

This is a church that preaches the grace of Jesus but doesn't always practice it, and it's bringing Christians under condemnation for never being good enough. That's what Manning is saying: we will never be good enough on our own, but we are all good enough in Jesus. All we need is to accept God's grace. It's not that tithing, attending church or praying are bad-they're not-but they don't affect our salvation. God loves us unconditionally, and can't love us any more or any less. 

And that's the Ragamuffin gospel. Jesus, and his grace extended to me and you. It's not what you do; it's Who you know. Recommended. 

Thanks to Blogging for Books for providing a free ebook for review
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A wonderful reminder of God's grace
4 stars By Karl, Oct 28 2012
Throughout this book Brennan Manning reminds us that God loves us and and accepts us just the way we are, because of who He is, even though at times it is so easy to believe that we aren't good enough, or that there should be someway to earn His love. Luckily God's love comes free, no strings attached.

I'm lucky in some ways, coming from an environment and community that has imparted a reasonable understanding of God's love and grace, so some of the earlier chapters, though good, weren't as relevant for me. Even so there was plenty for me in the book, both new or that I needed to increase my knowledge and understanding of.

This book presents the good news of the gospel for everyone, whether they are jaded, or broken, wandering, or wondering.
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 227839
  • Product Code 1590525027
  • EAN 9781590525029
  • Pages 272
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Multnomah Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2005
  • Sales Rank #8664
  • Dimensions 209 x 130 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.231kg

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