Everything is redeemable. “My redeemed life in Christ could only be experienced to the fullest by living in the unforced rhythms of His grace,” declares Robin Jones Gunn in her book Victims of Grace: When God’s Goodness Prevails. She claims to be a victim of grace, and through her gift of storytelling, she shows how God showered His grace in her and around her by telling her life story. But not just her story. She weaves in the lives of women in the Bible and women she has known, kindred victims of grace, to show how God pours His grace on us as He transforms us into the image of Christ in times of pain.
Robin shares how she learned she was not a victim of her circumstances, but instead, a living sacrifice, a victim of God’s extravagant grace. Blessings happen inside our obedience, and inside the blessing, God delights in adding a hidden sweetness. In her vivid storytelling ability, she explains how she traded her companions of Fear and Doubt for Hope and Faith. In circumstances that seemed to shatter her dream as a young woman, through other seasons of life, her Dream That Would Not Go Away was transformed into a Dream come true in unexpected ways, much more magnificent than her original dream.
This book is uplifting and encouraging. It is a light and easy read for a topic that could have potentially been very heavy. Robin’s giftedness in story-telling shines through as she shows how we can glimpse God’s goodness and grace when our hopes or dreams are shattered.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan Publishing in exchange for my honest review.