The Grace Awakening was one of the first significant books I read as a young Bible College student over twenty years ago. Rereading this excellent piece of work reminded me of the importance of grace in the daily grind of the Christian life.
Swindoll reacts strongly to the heavy-handed legalistic tendencies that are so typical in many churches. He rightly affirms justification by faith alone and rejects antinomianism and humanism: “Grace is God’s universal good news of salvation. The tragedy is that some continue to live lives in a deathlike bog because they have been so turned off by a message that is full of restrictions, demands, negativism, and legalism.” The Grace Awakening is a book every Christian should read and absorb.