A Family Shaped by Grace

How to Get Along with the People Who Matter Most

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"God transformed Gary's life through his grace and the practical advice of wise mentors. Those lessons are passed along in this powerful and insightful book."--John Fuller, cohost of Focus on the Family

As a teenager, Gary Morland lived in an unhappy, dysfunctional family characterized by addiction and disharmony. When he started a family of his own, he brought with him those same destructive patterns. Yet he sensed there must be a way to have a family shaped by acceptance and grace, a family that was loving, whole, and at peace with one another.

In this life-giving book, Morland shares the timeless tools of family peace that will help you

- break unhealthy patterns
- save your family relationships
- learn how to generously offer grace to the people who matter most in your life

This book will transform your family culture and your family legacy--starting with yourself.

"Gary's practical guidance will give you the tools you need to lead your family into peace with both confidence and excellence."--Jimmy Myers, PhD, LPC-S, author of Fearless Parenting

"I'm thankful for a voice like Gary Morland speaking into our generation about family and grace and how God can make all things new."--Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of Looking for Lovely and Let's All Be Brave

"Morland shares tools for crafting the kind of family we all want with family members who love well, serve well, and work together toward something eternal."--Seth Haines, author of Coming Clean: A Story of Faith


Gary Morland is a professional communicator with more than thirty years of radio experience sharing his own life story and helping others share theirs. As a twenty-five-year sober alcoholic, he describes himself as "a guy who should have died but didn't, with a wife who should have left but stayed." If anyone knows the power of grace and forgiveness, it's Gary. He and his wife, Brenda, are the parents of authors Emily P. Freeman and Myquillyn Smith (The Nester). They live in North Carolina. Learn more at www.garymorland.com.


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"Gary Morland is a gifted communicator who has learned many lessons the hard way. He grew up in a dysfunctional family and went down that road himself, bottoming out as a confused alcoholic with a wife, two daughters, and no idea how to change. God transformed Gary's life through his grace and the practical advice of wise mentors. Those lessons are passed along in this powerful and insightful book."

John Fuller, cohost of Focus on the Family

"We have all sat through a million sermons about grace, read books and sung songs about grace, yet many of us live our lives as if we've never heard the word. A Family Shaped by Grace is a powerful testimony of God's goodness and grace. Gary gives incredible insight into the supernatural peacefulness God has available for every family. His practical guidance will give you the tools you need to lead your family into peace with both confidence and excellence."

Jimmy Myers, PhD, LPC-S, author of Fearless Parenting: Raising a Faithful Child
in a Secular Culture

"I'm thankful for a voice like Gary Morland speaking into our generation about family and grace and how God can make all things new. This book is an excellent read and will be an inspiration to many."

Annie F. Downs, bestselling author of Looking for Lovely and Let's All Be Brave

"There are elders who speak with the authority of hard-won wisdom. Gary Morland is just such an elder. In A Family Shaped by Grace, Morland shares tools for crafting the kind of family we all want with family members who love well, serve well, and work together toward something eternal. Pick up a copy, and learn the art of family-craft from your elder; you'll find Morland's experience colors him with the patina of something very trustworthy."

Seth Haines, author of Coming Clean: A Story of Faith


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    Gary Morland

    Gary Morland is a professional communicator with more than thirty years of radio experience sharing his own life story and helping others share theirs. As a twenty-five-year sober alcoholic, he describes himself as "a guy who should have died but didn't,...

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