So, today I’ve been thinking about Stumbling into Grace by Lisa Harper. This is a light-hearted book that reads like a conversation between two friends. Each chapter begins with “so today I’ve been thinking about [insert topic here]” and discusses a topic of our Christian walk. Harper begins with a seemingly unrelated word picture that Lisa ties to a biblical truth. Like parables of her own, Harper’s opening stories help us to see Jesus and his message in a new and different way. Harper then takes us through an excerpt from scripture and applies her stories to the scripture in a way that encourages to see and apply Jesus and his teachings in our own life stories. Each chapter is followed up by reflection questions and journal suggestions to take the message even further into our hearts.
I enjoyed reading this book as Harper is honest about her embarrassing sins that many people never tell anyone, let alone publish in a book. Her honesty allows you to feel comfortable in your own skin and embarrassments as you relate to Harper’s. Harper is also transparent about her painful experiences, which takes you deeper into a friendship with her as you read her words and consider your own experiences. Stumbling into Grace is a light-hearted read seasoned with humorous stories that strike a chord with our humanity as we seek a more Christ-like life.
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