The doctrine of grace is at the heart of the Reformed faith. It is at the center of our best hymns, our truest expositions of Scripture, and our theological systems. Yet, even though it is such an important word, many people use it with little understanding of what it means. Even Christians familiar with the idea sometimes fail to grasp all that grace implies.Here Sean Michael Lucas cuts through popular misconceptions about grace and exposes inadequate definitions of the word. He turns to the authority of the Bible to understand what grace truly is and all that it entails. This theologically rich and pastorally sensitive approach to grace is accessible to all Christians—pastors and laypeople alike.Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Sean Michael Lucas (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg
“Dr. Sean Lucas extols the wonders of grace with insight that makes the gospel powerful and love that makes it sweet. Lucas has a wonderful ability to tie theological insight to contemporary allusions that make the truths of grace foundational for faithfulness today.” — Bryan Chapell