One of the most tragic things about us is that we commit irreversible acts with no power to undo them and no way to rewind to the moment before the event that may have stolen another's joy and destroyed our own peace of mind. The remedy for the irreversibility of our actions is the ability to forgive them or be forgiven for them.
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Chapter 8 opens with the stunning story of the woman caught in adultery (funny that there is no mention of the man caught in adultery, presumably there was one!) Jesus here so wonderfully demonstrates his grace and truth, as highlighted in John 1:14. On the one hand he demonstrates the incredible undeserved kindness and forgiveness that...
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Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up. What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the 'new, rediscovered' Jesus--or even the Jesus we think we know so well?