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Finding Joy

A radical rediscovery of grace

Marcus Honeysett

ISBN: 9781844740864
160 pages, Paperback
Published: 16/09/2005

What motivates you to serve Christ? Is it a sense of nagging obligation as you struggle to achieve a host of impossible targets? Or is it a heart full of joy?

God's grace is neither earned nor deserved. We receive grace, and with it the blessings of forgiveness, peace, hope, security, rescue, reconciliation and eternal life. God's grace needs no additions, no subtractions.

Yet it's so easy, so tempting, like the Galatians in the New Testament, to slip back into a legalistic mindset. We want to build on what God has done; we want to make ourselves more attractive and acceptable.

Marcus Honeysett challenges us to live as sons and daughters of God, not as slaves. He helps us to understand the law and its place in the Old and New Testaments. He accompanies us as we go joy-spotting in Philippians.

Joy should be the hallmark of our Christian service. Understanding God's grace is the foundation to releasing that joy.


"A precise and life-transforming book that is well founded in Scripture." Peter Oyugi, Director of Students' Ministry, FOCUS-Kenya

"Engaging, stimulating, liberating and deeply refreshing." Tony Watkins, Managing Editor, CultureWatch

"All Christians need to hear Marcus' message and rediscover the great truths that lie at the heart of the gospel." Michael You, Tutor, Associate Programme, St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, London

"I wish this book had been around when Marcus and I worked together and the words on the lips of many Christian workers were, 'I am tired'." Wanyeki Mahiaini, Co-ordinator of the Philip Project, training preachers for Africa