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A Violent Grace
Title : A Violent Grace
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ISBN : 9781576736883
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 194

They seem to be at irreconcilable odds: violence and grace. Yet award-winning author and musician Michael Card paints a stunning and poignant picture of how violence was the price of grace. Based primarily on passages in Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22, the reader is led on an exploration of the suffering and sacrifice it took to achieve our salvation, of Christ's separation from tThey seem to be at irreconcilable odds: violence and grace. Yet award-winning author and musician Michael Card paints a stunning and poignant picture of how violence was the price of grace. Based primarily on passages in Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22, the reader is led on an exploration of the suffering and sacrifice it took to achieve our salvation, of Christ's separation from the Father so that we could enjoy intimacy with God, of His desertion so that we'd never have to be alone, of His rejection so that we'd find acceptance, and of His death so that we'd have eternal life. A Violent Grace gives readers a renewed apprecia


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A Violent Grace Reviews

  • DeAnne

    This book is intense!! I loved it and it gives a deeper understanding of what Christ suffered and endured on the cross. The language is very poetic, beautiful and yet disturbing and thought provoking when John's accounts of Christ's execution are explained. I feel that the detailed explanations of the crucifixion, side by side with the scriptural references and meanings, brought me into His presence and made me just want to weep at Jesus' feet for what he endured on my behalf. This book is deep [...]

  • Garth Richards

    "A Violent Grace" this title sounds upside down but it's a fitting expression of what Christ did for us. I read this book around Easter time when I was wanting to connect closer to the pain that Christ went through on the cross for me. The book is similiar to The Passion of the Christ to where you get a better idea of how much Christ went through for us. There's a chapter describing a doctor's look at when the blood and the water came flowing out of Jesus' side when he was poked there by the gua [...]

  • Joy

    I am reading this at the suggestion of my friend (who is now a Lutheran Pastor). The book is comprised of 21 chapters, each about 4 pages long and ending with a prayer so it makes a good devotional. Each chapter deals with a different element of the suffering that Jesus went through in his journey to the cross. Michael Card is well known for some of his contemporary Christian songs like "El Shaddai" but I didn't know that he wrote books until my friend suggested it. I'm reading it for the season [...]

  • Melanie Surani

    A blow-by-blow account of what actually happened to Jesus on the cross. Mr. Card tells a gruesome tale without being too graphic (but without glossing over anything).

  • Cori

    WOW! How can I not thank my God and Savior for His Grace!

  • Laura

    Re-read.

  • Tori Samar

    A short but outstanding read, especially in preparation for Easter. As always, Michael Card wonderfully engages the reader's imagination and affections as he walks us through the events surrounding Christ's crucifixion. I was struck anew with the wonder and horror of what happened at the cross and also led to consider things about Christ's death and resurrection that I never have before!Card has always been a lover of paradox, and this book is a good demonstration of that. The chapter titles alo [...]

  • Philip

    Card doesn't give the readers anything groundbreaking, but when it comes to the crucifixion, groundbreaking isn't what is needed. Card breaks down each event of the Passion into a formula to show that each thing Christ endured was for our benefit (Christ suffered [x ordeal] so that we could receive [benefit y]). This is a great book for Lent or any other time of year. One can never be reminded too often of Christ's sufferings on the cross. "Out of the beautiful violence of His life will flow a r [...]

  • Emerald Longcop

    Im currently reading this book and so cant make a sweeping statement as to what this book is all about. Basically, its a very inspiring book with clear picture images although one must be careful not to take the experience to much of an emotional experience but rather ,one must be able to make a balance understanding on the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. One thing i can say is that, violent grace brought me to a different angle of seeing Jesus! Good read indeed!

  • Julie

    I reread this book every Lenten season. It is always fresh and always is the perfect daily reminder of what Christ did, with content that seems 'new' every time I read it. Michael Card's gift with words is such a gift to us, and the Holy Spirit uses it to pierce our hearts with fresh insight.

  • Nathan Parker

    Every Christian should read this! It is the most touching book I have ever read on the crucifixion. It drew me closer to Jesus and gave me a deeper appreciation of what He did on the cross for me. It is the ideal devotional to read around the Easter season.

  • Denise

    I cried so hard when I first read this book, I purchased it back in 2001 and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me to go and purchase as many more copies as i could afford and bless others with it so I did. I bought 7 more copies and passed them out to people in my church it was such a blessing.

  • Don Henrikson

    Just as Michael Card's music does such a remarkable job at calling Christians to consider Christ, this book calls Christians to consider Christ crucified. It is an excellent devotional book on the saving work accomplished at Calvary.

  • Claire

    Very Lent appropriate.

  • Cynthia Isley

    I'd buy a copy if I could get one for my e-reader

  • Laverne Byas-smith

    A great book to read during Lent. It really puts the crucifixion in perspective -- historical as well as contemporary.

  • Jean

    really amazing what Christ endured on my behalf to bring my salvation

  • Brenda Seefeldt

    Beautiful book. Beautifully written. Beautifully printed. A good one to pass on to many people.

  • Hany Abdelmalek

    Simple, short, yet well written, and contains deep thoughts about the cross of Christ.

  • Charles

    Good lent-in mediation from a protestant prescriptive.