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Shepherd Press Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace

At its heart, Red Like Blood is the over-arching story of the Bible, the story of salvation: the amazing grace of God in Jesus Christ impacting our brokenness, drenching us in forgiveness and mercy. It is told through the lives of two men - a prodigal and a pastor's kid - whose broken lives are forever stained the color of grace as they are confronted by the One who meets them in their hopelessness and despair, bringing redemption and healing. Red Like Blood chronicles the power of the gospel in all of its life-changing fullness. It is a story that should challenge, encourage and empower us all.
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Review 1 for Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace
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Date:December 20, 2013
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Age:18-24
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At its heart, Red Like Blood is the over-arching story of the Bible, the story of salvation: the amazing grace of God in Jesus Christ impacting our brokenness, drenching us in forgiveness and mercy. It is told through the lives of two men a prodigal and a pastor s kid whose broken lives are forever stained the color of grace as they are confronted by the One who meets them in their hopelessness and despair, bringing redemption and healing. Red Like Blood chronicles the power of the gospel in all of its life-changing fullness. It is a story that should challenge, encourage and empower us all.
Let me start by saying that I never, absolutely never begin a review with the description of the book found on a retail website . I do not copy and paste, and I always write my own version of what the book is about. But I am breaking that rule today, quite sadly, because this is not a five star review.
While I completely understand that the sinful state of humankind cannot be sugarcoated, glossed over, or prettied up for the nicest message possible, I also understand that bad language has no place in a Christian's life. All the stories from these two men's lives could have been told without the vulgarities contained within. The concept for this book is wonderful. But the execution was absolutely terrible. Grace is not to be taken advantage of. "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of a God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Jude 1:4. I know that the authors were trying to show who they were, and how by the grace of God they were turned into different men, but I believe they could have done a much better job of conveying that message.
This book was provided by the publisher through Cross Focused Reviews for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 2 for Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace
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Date:September 21, 2013
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At its heart, Red Like Blood is the over-arching story of the Bible, the story of salvation: the amazing grace of God in Jesus Christ impacting our brokenness, drenching us in forgiveness and mercy. It is told through the lives of two men a prodigal and a pastor s kid whose broken lives are forever stained the color of grace as they are confronted by the One who meets them in their hopelessness and despair, bringing redemption and healing. Red Like Blood chronicles the power of the gospel in all of its life-changing fullness. It is a story that should challenge, encourage and empower us all.
Let me start by saying that I never, absolutely never begin a review with the description of the book found on a retail website . I do not copy and paste, and I always write my own version of what the book is about. But I am breaking that rule today, quite sadly, because this is not a five star review.
While I completely understand that the sinful state of humankind cannot be sugarcoated, glossed over, or prettied up for the nicest message possible, I also understand that bad language has no place in a Christian's life. All the stories from these two men's lives could have been told without the vulgarities contained within. The concept for this book is wonderful. But the execution was absolutely terrible. Grace is not to be taken advantage of. "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of a God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Jude 1:4. I know that the authors were trying to show who they were, and how by the grace of God they were turned into different men, but I believe they could have done a much better job of conveying that message.
This book was provided by the publisher through Cross Focused Reviews for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 3 for Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace
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wonderful stories of Grace

Date:April 6, 2012
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DaRev
Location:Phillipsburg, NJ
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This is a great collection of stories of God's grace delivered in a down to earth way that you can relate to. The stories are powerful, and moving.. and above all honest! Too many Christian books leave out the nitty gritty so as not to offend. This one does not. While still maintaining decorum, it speaks the truth of the struggles and realities of following Christ empowered by His grace. I have purchased a number of copies to give to friends. I highly recommend this book.
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Review 4 for Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace
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Penetrating the Cracks

Date:January 27, 2012
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Mark
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Red Like Blood is about learning to see ourselves as the flawed people we really are. It is only then that God’s grace can penetrate the cracks and make us whole. These guys tell it like it is and are not afraid of making honest assessments. Like Joe’s description of the church [p. 180]: “People sitting around at various stages of being screwed up.” He talks about how easy a target the church is because it is made up of “people who need a Savior… filled with people who are half-cracked.” After all, that is the crowd Jesus hung around. He came to be the physician, not for the healthy ones, but for those who are sick. “And the church has been filled with messed up people ever since.”
If you are looking for a book about Grace that will let you off easy, this is not the book for you. But if you want an honest search for God’s healing in your life, this book is for you. If you are looking for satisfaction in your life, you may just find the answer to were it can be found.
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Review 5 for Red Like Blood: Confrontations With Grace
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Great book

Date:July 21, 2011
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Chap
Location:Green Lane, PA
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Great book on grace. Down to earth language, easy reading and to the point. We are using this in our Men's Group. I highly recommend it. In fact, my wife saw it lying around and read it in one sitting!
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