Publication date: 2-1-2014
Imprint: Kregel Publications
Category: Christian Living and Devotionals
The Truth about Honesty and Community
Greg was homeless. As he walked through the park one day, he was surrounded by people. Good people. Caring people. Christian people. People doing ministry. But people totally oblivious to Greg. No one saw him, talked to him, noticed him, or tried to minister to him. The Christians were preoccupied--working hard on the ministry they were putting together--a ministry intended to provide help and healing to the most vulnerable in their city, a ministry designed to reach . . . the homeless!
How do Christians, benefactors of the overwhelming grace of an immeasurably generous God, fail so miserably at showing and distributing--of all things--grace?
In voice and style evocative of Donald Miller and Scot McKnight, yet with a message all his own, Rod Tucker explores how we Christians have become masters of self-deceptive and fake moral living. Just like Adam and Eve, we don't want anyone to know we are spiritually naked. But covering up around God denies us the freedom of his grace. Until we can be honest with ourselves, honest with God, and honest with others, daily grace will continue to elude us, either as gift received or as gift given. We remain trapped in our Botox spirituality until we come to grips with exactly who we are.