"Wrestling with an Angel" The Book

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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Wrestling with an Angel" Cruciformpress.com

This has been a whirlwind of a week anticipating the release of the book and getting ready to travel to Minneapolis to the Desiring God National Conference. I originally thought that the book would be released on Oct 1, but found out just a couple days ago that the release date had been pushed back to Nov 1 to accommodate the release of the first book by Cruciform Press, "Sexual Detox" by Tim Challies. I was a little disappointed at first, until I realized that God's schedule is absolutely perfect and it is an honor to take a back seat to a man like Challies.

Then, I woke up this morning to a tweet from Justin Taylor from The Gospel Coalition http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/ informing me that "Wrestling with an Angel" is now available. And if you want a discounted price and an ebook (audiobook coming soon), check out the publisher's new website at Cruciformpress.com http://bit.ly/dwsrl4

So, if you have been blessed in any way from this blog through the life of my son Jake, please consider checking out the first chapter of the book and possibly ordering a copy. Also, the book is saturated with grace and soaked with the gospel, so consider getting a copy for a struggling friend who may be in need of seeing their darkest moments through the lens of God's amazing grace.

Thank you all for making this book possible.

Greg and Jake

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Wrestling with an Angel" The Book

As you may remember from an older post, Tim Challies contacted me a few months back and suggested that I compile most of my blog entries along with a few of my journal entries into a short book. Challies put me in contact with Kevin Meath at Cruciform Press and after several months of writing, editing, rewriting and counseling with Kevin and Tim, a short book was put together.

Here is a link to the sneak peek and endorsements. http://tinyurl.com/2caf88n It's a Facebook page so you probably wont be able to view it unless you are actually signed in to Facebook. The book is scheduled to be available October 1st through Cruciform Press. I will post more ordering information when it become available.

Thank you all for following my blog. Your prayers and comments served as great encouragement to complete this writing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

From Scoundrel to Saint, The Gospel of Grace for those Disgraced

I am a scoundrel by nature--unworthy of life.

Like Adam my father—I was a sinner by choice.

Like Cain my brother—I was a sinner by birth.

Like Rahab the Harlot—I was a whore.

Like David the King—I was an adulterer and a murderer.

Like Jonah the prophet—I was a runner and a rebel.

Like Peter the rock—I have denied my Lord.

Like Paul the Apostle—I am still the worst sinner I know.

Dead in the guilt of my sin…

Bound in the shroud of my disgrace…

Buried in the grave of my choices...

Sealed in the coffin of my hopelessness…

Forgotten in the despair of my helplessness…

I was dead in my sin—unable to respond.

But God, through the deep love and mercy of His compassion, for His own glory, granted repentance and faith in the gospel of Christ. And by the payment provided by His own Son, to satisfy the wrath of God deserved for me, through the sacrificial exchange of the Savior on the cross…

I have been ransomed from my condemnation, and raised from the dead!

And Like JesusI am righteous!

In Him I am transformed—from scoundrel to saint, from prostitute to bride, from adultery to faithfulness, from murderer to rescuer, from running to standing firm, from rebel to obedient follower, from rejecting Christ to heralding the gospel, from worst of sinner to best of example…undeserving of it all.

This is grace!