Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton

Larry Taunton does a great service to the idea of adoption with this book. But what does it say about grace?

Taunton and his wife decide to adopt a Ukrainian named Sasha. While working within the system and experiencing the "fun" of foreign red tape, Larry discovers, and shares with us, how to change the world.

Part apologetic and part story, The Grace Effect could be read as two different books.

While talking about grace, there's the chance you could get overwhelmed with the big theological words and ideas but Taunton brings it across in a way that is very accessible to anyone. You'd almost wish he was your college professor.

The second part of this book promotes the idea that Christianity is the best thing that could happen to The United States and the rest of the world because of the grace of God.

There will be many critics of this book crying foul to using a heart-warming story of adoption to push a Religious Right agenda.

Maybe this book would have been better if it was only about adoption or only about grace but the deal with Larry Taunton is that he learned more of the one through the process of the other.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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