Favor

Finding Life at the Center of God's Affection

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"This book . . . will challenge you to see God's blessing in every aspect of your life, and live accordingly."--Kyle Idleman, author of Grace is Greater; teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church


Many Christians are under the mistaken impression that while God's grace may be a gift, his favor is something we must earn. This misunderstanding leads ultimately to lives that feel unfulfilled and inadequate. Pastor Greg Gilbert puts favor back in its rightful place, as God's gift through Jesus Christ. He shows how the favor Jesus earned through his perfect life and sacrificial death becomes ours the moment we believe. Knowing we already have God's favor frees us to live joyous lives no matter our physical or material circumstances.

If you've felt beaten down by the burden of trying to earn God's blessings, this book will provide you with a strong start on a life of confidence in God.


"In Favor, you will recognize what God's goodwill really looks like and realize what it means in your life. If you want to sincerely appreciate God's favor, read this book."--Jared C. Wilson, author of The Imperfect Disciple and The Prodigal Church

"In the wake of prosperity theology's perversion of the gospel, Greg Gilbert has provided a thoroughly biblical treatment of what it means to live under God's favor and blessing."--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"A most timely book. . . . I found it personally deeply encouraging."--William Taylor, rector, St. Helen Bishopsgate, London


Greg Gilbert is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and has degrees from Yale University and Southern Seminary. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Moriah, and their three children, where he enjoys basketball, coffee, and Thai food.


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"We all want the favor and blessing of God on our lives but often don't know what his favor truly is and how to get it. In Favor, Greg Gilbert reveals that God gives his goodness to all who have received his grace. This book will strip away your false labor for his favor. Instead, it will challenge you to see God's blessing in every aspect of your life, and live accordingly."

Kyle Idleman, author of Grace is Greater; teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church

"There is a better way to understand God's favor, and Greg Gilbert gets it. In recent times, the prosperity people and some charismatic characters have misunderstood and miscommunicated God's blessings to his church. In Favor, you will recognize what God's goodwill really looks like and realize what it means in your life. If you want to sincerely appreciate God's favor, read this book."

Jared C. Wilson, author of The Imperfect Disciple and The Prodigal Church

"In the wake of prosperity theology's perversion of the gospel, Greg Gilbert has provided a thoroughly biblical treatment of what it means to live under God's favor and blessing. As Gilbert reminds us, the gospel of Jesus Christ offers salvation from sin, not a platform for earthly prosperity. Christians are promised the riches of Christ, the gift of eternal life, and the assurance of glory in the eternal presence of the living God. Let this book shape your understanding of the blessings of salvation and the benefit of union with Christ."

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"With unhelpful suggestions abounding as to what it means to live in God's favor, this is a most timely book. Readability and biblical accuracy characterize Greg Gilbert's writing. Favor will not disappoint. I found it personally deeply encouraging."

William Taylor, rector, St. Helen Bishopsgate, London


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  1. Greg Gilbert

    Greg Gilbert

    Greg Gilbert (MDiv, Southern Seminary) is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Moriah, and their three children, where he enjoys basketball, coffee, and Thai food.

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