Stephanie Rische

Stubbing My Toe on Grace

Book of the Month Club for August August 6, 2013

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Congratulations to Kelli for winning the free book giveaway for July! You can read more about our discussion of quirky characters and Seattle and Antarctica here.

 

And now, announcing the book of the month for August: Prototype by Jonathan Martin.

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Here’s the description, taken from the back of the book:

 

Jesus is God and we are not. Most of us get that. But what we don’t always understand is that God loves us just as much as He does His Son. Many times in the Old Testament, God refers to human beings as His “beloved.” But when God called Jesus His beloved, Jesus did something truly remarkable: He believed Him. He lived every moment of His life fully convinced of His identity. And unlike every other person in history . . . He never forgot.

In Prototype, Jonathan Martin creates a vivid understanding of what it means to be beloved by God. To completely trust, as Jesus did, that God loves you. To live life without fear, confident in your identity and purpose. To handle life’s wounds as Jesus did, and to wake every day with a deep awareness of God’s presence.

Martin reveals a startling truth at the heart of the gospel: Jesus is our prototype. And as we discover how the knowledge of being God’s beloved changed everything for Jesus—how it set Him free to live out his purpose and love God, others, and the world—it will begin to do the same for us.

 

I hope you’ll join us!

 

{Remember—there will be a free book giveaway for one lucky commenter!}

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4 Responses to “Book of the Month Club for August”

  1. Kristy DeSanti Says:

    Thank you for the book recommendation. I am loving this book. One statement that stands out to me is, “It is a remarkable thing to simultaneously have our brokenness and belovedness revealed in equal measure.” I have found this to be so true in my own life. When we encounter God is our broken places that is where we experience His healing and a true understanding of His unfathomable love.

  2. […] Thanks to everyone who participated in our virtual book club this month! The selection for August was Prototype by Jonathan Martin, which I introduced here. […]

  3. […] Thanks to everyone who participated in our virtual book club this month! The selection for August was Prototype by Jonathan Martin, which I introduced here. […]


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