Posted by: Brenda J. Wood | August 5, 2010

Captured by Grace

This book is precious.  Dr. David Jeremiah hit the nail on the head with this one. For the first time in a long while,someone has clearly explained the difference between grace and mercy.

Chapter three alone, is worth the price of the book. It covers the Prodigal Son in a fresh new light.What a wonderfully clear picture of  God’s love.

What don’t you understand about salvation, God’s love, obedience? It is in this book.

The whole thing is wrapped up with slave trader John Newton’s story. Remember him? The author of Amazing Grace.Isn’t it just like God to find a way to witness to the entire world, through a song that a retired slave trader wrote centuries ago.

I was thankful that  Dr. Jeremiah researched the life of John Newton so well. He was years into his salvation before he began to think that slavery might be wrong. I was 4 years into salvation before I began to see that perhaps God wasn’t thrilled about my bulimia. What a gracious God! A God who will wait patiently until His beloved ones ‘get it!’

I am keeping this book for my reference shelf. Indispensible for sure. No doubt I will be quoting sections for years to come.


  1. I recently wrote a song about the Prodigal Son. This is my testimony of God’s amazing grace in my life. If you have a sec here it is. Thanks for listening

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