Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie is a fascinating book that focuses on various characters in the Bible and helps readers understand how sovereign grace transforms even the most wretched and defiled.
At the heart of the book is a plea to receive mercy and grace from God. An example of Guthrie’s writing prowess is captured in this moving sentence:
“And if you are someone who doesn’t really believe that you will receive mercy, I pray that God will open your eyes to see the kindness and generosity of your Great High Priest who loves to lavish mercy on people who don’t deserve it.”
Saints & Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus is a book that is characterized by grit, the gospel, and the glory of God. The author is to be commended for her careful historical work, exegetical precision, and practical application.
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