From Good to Grace
Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel
God is calling you to something greater than good.
So many of us feel as if we do not do enough and, in fact, are not enough. We try hard to be good--a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader--hoping for that "atta-girl" from God, some heavenly assertion that we matter. In the process, we find ourselves living by a lesser gospel: the gospel of goodness. It's a gospel without grace, and in the end, it's good for nothing.
With compelling illustrations from her own life and from Scripture, Christine Hoover helps you start asking, "What does God want for me?" before asking, "What does God want from me?" You'll find yourself breathing a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, you'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.
"A song of freedom for the world-weary woman."--Emily T. Wierenga, award-winning journalist, artist, and author of Atlas Girl
"This book is full of wisdom, and as you read it, your soul will breathe a deep sigh of relief."--Kelly Matte, wife of Gregg Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University
"Christine has written the book that I believe women in our generation are really dying to read."--Jess Connolly, entrepreneur and author
Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at www.GraceCoversMe.com, she enjoys helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.
"From Good to Grace is a song of freedom for the world-weary woman; for the believer who wonders if she'll ever feel good enough; for the single person, wife, or mother who longs to matter. It is the promise of an extraordinary life in an upside-down kingdom, a must-read in an age when the spirit of the church thirsts to be revived."
Emily T. Wierenga, award-winning journalist, artist, and author of five books including the memoir Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look
"Christine helps untangle the knots we can make of the gospel. With humble transparency and gifted clarity, she works out the kinks in our understanding of grace. This book is full of wisdom, and as you read it, your soul will breathe a deep sigh of relief. Jesus has accomplished for us far more than we often realize, and the results of his victory are liberating!"
Kelly Matte, wife of Gregg Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church and founder of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University
"Christine Hoover has a surprise for you. The surprise isn't something that can be bought, traded, or stolen. The surprise Christine offers comes from deep inside her heart as she lets her personal encounter with Jesus roll onto the printed pages of her book. Christine is passionate about encouraging women to live and lead from grace. Her new book, From Good to Grace, is a perfect title for the adventure of faith you will embrace through its pages. Her own words 'I'm ordinary' help us as women relax and receive fresh insight that takes us from the Gospel of Goodness to the Gospel of Grace! Enjoy the journey. You will be blessed."
Pat Layton, author of Life Unstuck: Peace with Your Past, Purpose for Your Present, Passion for Your Future
"Christine has written the book that I believe women in our generation are really dying to read. In a practical and honest way, she exposes the truth and lets God's grace do it's very good work in our lives. This book has been a huge tool to help me stop shouting with a raspy and tired voice, 'I'm good! I'm good, aren't I?' and start looking to my very good God who covers me in his love."
Jess Connolly, entrepreneur and author