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Fall To Grace
A Revolution Of God, Self, and Society
by Jay Bakker
Fantastic book on grace written in part as testimony and from personal experience but so much more than that! Jay Bakker is the son of the notorious TV evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and is now a pastor in his own right, but an alternative pastor with a reach that is welcoming, open and founded on the principle of radical grace. His church meets in a bar, is gay-friendly and is a place of healing - the place he believes and so strongly advocates that Christ would see church be, a place of radical love and forgiveness. He teaches grace magnificently in this very honest book that deals with his own experiences, warts and all. He then moves past his own experiences to demonstrate the Biblical principles underlying such radical grace, hospitality and acceptance and puts forward an incredible alt. view for why being gay-friendly and positioning for the word "homosexuality" to be removed from the Bible is the only right way to go - the only Christ-like thing for us to do. This book is a must read for anyone looking for an interesting and understandable book on grace, but also for people looking to better understand the argument as recently put forward by Steve Chalke that evangelicals can and indeed must have a welcoming stance on the issue of homosexuality if they are truly to live out the message of love put forward in the Bible.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (22/01/13)