Saturday, July 13, 2013

Glimpses of Grace (Review)

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home  -     
        By: Gloria Furman

Glimpses of Grace, by Gloria Furman, is a book about finding God’s grace in the ordinary times of life. The life of a mother and wife is full of ordinary moments and minor irritations—lots of them. Most of us don’t live lives that the world thinks are amazing or great, but to God, that’s okay. He meets us where we are.

In this inspirational book, Furman describes snapshots from her daily life…irritations with family members leaving messes for her to clean up, church members using up the coffee filters from the kitchen that her family shares with the church, babies with colic, and the pressure to put on a “perfect” front to others that enter her home. In each of these situations, she shows the reader how she sees God; how God meets her needs or calls her to change her attitude.

I loved the premise of this book. However, I just had trouble getting into it. It seemed to repeat the same ideas over and over, with the gospel message presented in every chapter, just in slightly different words. Maybe a “seeker” or new Christian would relate to this better, but I was looking for new ideas and inspiration, and I didn’t find them here.

I received this book free as part of the Crossway Homeschool Book Review Program. All opinions are my own.

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