"Wrestling with an Angel" The Book

Endorsed by Joni Eareckson Tada, Noel Piper, Russell Moore and others, Wrestling with an Angel is available in print, audiobook, and a variety of ebook formats. Learn more about the bookhere.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lessons of Grace--An interview with Tim Challies and David Murray

Here's the link to an interview I did with Tim Challies and David Murray on their Connected Kingdom podcast. Tim and David asked some great questions as they ministered to me with their kindness and encouragement. Both of these men have done much to spread the grace of Jake's story, which is the grace of God's story, throughout the bogosphere.

If you have about 17 extra minutes, give it a listen.

I pray that you find hope and grace in the gospel, for whatever circumstances life has brought your way. And remember, your circumstances do not determine God's love for you--the cross has already determined God's love for you.

Your circumstances are there to point you towards the hope of God in the gospel of His Son--to show you your weakness so that you may fall on His strength. So step back from whatever difficult situation you are in and look at the big picture of what God is doing in your life. When you do, you will see nothing but grace. And perhaps in that picture of grace you too have a story to tell to the world.


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  2. 've been listening to Connected Kingdom since nearly the beginning. I was very surprised to hear that the interviewee lived minutes from me AND his family had also adopted from China. We adopted our son last December (we also have an eleven-year-old biological son). I'll be buying your book soon, waiting on Cruciform to have it available in epub format.

  3. Dear Greg, I just finished reading your book and am moved to tears. As the sister of a profoundly disabled person, your book has ministered to my soul and has given me much to think and pray about. Thank you so much for your honesty and humility as you shared your struggles and hope in God. May God bless you and your family.

  4. Hi Greg, I also just finished reading your book and was blessed by it. I ordered extra copies, one of which I am giving away on my blog. I'm leaving the link here in case your readers might want to enter the giveaway at http://dyingtolivebythespiritofadoption.blogspot.com/2010/11/another-giveaway-book-wrestling-with.html
    Thank you for sharing your story with folks like me.

  5. I've been following your blog for some time. My faith is often strengthen by your strength. I often fall way behind in my reading. As such I just saw this post. I listened to the interview you pointed to. I have adopted a number of special needs children, and I follow a number of blogs of people faced with similar challenges. I appreciate the "virtual" connection with people with whom I share experiences, and faith. While listening to the interview I smiled when you shared about your children. Our youngest addition is Hope and she turned 5 on Oct 28! It reminded me that there is a purpose in everything that God does, and we don't need to understand what it is to make it true. God bless, and I look forward to reading more about your journey.

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