Okay, so, this morning I was thinking, I’ll post about books I’ve read that have helped me. I grabbed a small stack of four books, looked for a few others, and just decided to go with what I pulled out. The first book I chose is “out-of-print”. Wouldn’t you know it?! I did a search, came up with a website, which appears to be by the author. The website has the same name as the book. Well, almost. It’s a 2010 Revised book. I looked through the chapters and found where some of the changes might have occurred. I read the cover-page for the website and about the author. I think it’s safe to continue recommending this book, Grace Plus Nothing, by Jeff Harkin. (Only the title is now includes 2010 Revised Edition). (The website contains purchasing links.)
I have had a struggle with legalism. A list of things to do and don’t do and the misery in between. I sought counseling years ago when I had come to a place of conflict, huge-huge conflict. In the early-to-mid 1990′s, I went to a professional Christian counseling business and had a talk with the M.D. in charge of my case. He recommended this book. I bought it. I tried to read it, off and on over the years.. I’d get so far and stop. For some reason, despite the fact that books would cycle through our house, this one stayed. Then, I thought about it one day several years ago and pulled it from the bookshelf. I recalled reading it, was surprised how far into it I’d actually read, but wondered why I had been unable to read it before. I devoured the words. It was a page-turner for me.
I was flipping through it to find a particular passage and ended up reading some of the places I’d marked. I think I’ll read it again!