Big change takes passionate effort and abundant grace. “Recovering Redemption” written by Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer shares the Good News of Gospel “invading every dark space”, the power to overcome and the pursuit of true joy. This book reads like a well-organized discipleship journal that scholarly yet relevantly defines sanctification, vivification, mortification and justification.
Although I have heard and read this all before, it was good to find a text that tackles the issues of sin, addiction, anxiety, guilt, fear, shame, and forgiveness in new and fresh ways. I most enjoyed the section on sin and sorrow that introduced the ways of worldly grief responses (shades of sadness) versus Godly grieving (good grief). This book is a good reminder that God’s grace is efficient but our “sanctification isn’t something we lean back on, as much as it’s something we lean into.” “Sanctification is an endeavor He (God) undertakes in full cooperation and partnership with us.” BH Publishing Group provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.