March 19, 2015

A Manifesto of Grace {Printable}

A book release feels like riding a stomach-dropping roller coaster after waiting for hours in a long, hot line. All the anticipation, all the biding time, and all the hard work explode in a flying flash over rails. In this analogy, I'm stepping off the ride right about now, adjusting my hair, finding my footing, and wondering what in the world just happened. In a good way, of course.

Thank you to each of you who have read From Good to Grace, those who have essentially ridden this roller coaster with me by helping me spread the word, and those who have written to tell me what it has meant and how God is ministering through it. Those are the greatest gifts you can give a writer.
One of my favorite parts of the book, one I keep returning to in my mind, is the Grace Manifesto at the end. Are you allowed to say that about your own book? It's a little like having a favorite child or pronouncing yourself to be awesome, but I don't care. I love the Manifesto, because it tidily sums up the whole book, it is a written reminder of what God has done in my own life in the past 14 years, and because I remember well the moment I sat at my dining room table and typed it out. The words fell out of me, and I pounded the keys as if I were speaking these truths over you out loud and exhorting you to believe and receive them.
I've known since that day sitting at my dining room table that I wanted to share a printable version of the Grace Manifesto with you when I got the chance. I hope you'll read the entire book, but if nothing else, I hope you'll print off a copy of the Manifesto and hang it or tuck it in a place where you'll read it often. But don't just read it. Read it out loud. There's something about speaking something out loud; it's a means of proclaiming our faith in what Christ has done.

Again, thank you. Thank you for giving me such great gifts--the reading, the sharing, and the responding. I hope this printable will be a gift and a blessing to you in return.

Download a printable of the Grace Manifesto for yourself.

Have you read From Good to Grace yet? If not, grab your copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or If you have read it and enjoyed it, would you please share it with others? Word of mouth is so helpful. Finally, be on the lookout for details regarding a summer book club!