Uncommon Graces: Christlike Responses to a Hostile World

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BRING HOPE TO A HOSTILE WORLD.

The world we live in today is hostile. From road rage to unkind words, our society suffers from a lack of grace. It doesn't have to be that way, writes John Vawter. Uncommon Graces examines character traits and attitudes that bring dignity to human relationships, injecting grace into the dehumanized society in which we find ourselves. If you want to treat people with kindness and dignity, Uncommon Graces will encourage and equip you to show grace to a hostile world.

"There are only a few authors who have the skill to recount their experiences in a way that allows the reader to join the adventure and not just be a bystander. Like Gordon MacDonald and Philip Yancey, John Vawter takes what is common to us all and turns it into an uncommon gift of insight and wisdom."-Fred Smith, Jr., president, The Fourth Partner Foundation

"In his excellent book, John Vawter reminds believers of our biblical heritage-a standard of commitment to Christ and the Holy Spirit, which if practiced could result in a mighty spiritual harvest for the glory of God."-Dr. Bill Bright, founder and president, Campus Crusade for Christ International

"John Vawter personifies grace for the countless people like me whose lives he has touched. As a member of Congress in a hostile arena during a hostile era, I find Uncommon Graces comes at an opportune time and probes a fundamental aspect of Christianity often overlooked."-Jim Ramstad, congressman, 3rd district, Minnesota

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JOHN VAWTER is a senior pastor serving at Bethany Community Church in Arizona and was also the president of Phoenix Seminary for several years. He has worked with Campus Crusade for Christ and has taught at numerous seminaries across the country. He earned his doctor of ministry degree from Bethel Seminary and his master's of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. A frequent speaker, Dr. Vawter's passion is to help others relate the Bible to their everyday lives. He lives with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Vawter, pastor of Bethany Community Church (Tempe, Ariz.), claims that we live in a graceless world. He divides his book into two parts. In part one, he discusses the uncommon graces he believes today's world needs: gentleness, attentiveness, loyalty, candor, mercy, kindness and repentance. Vawter uses personal anecdotes and examples from Scripture to illustrate the power of these uncommon graces. For instance, he describes how his father, whose speech and motor skills had been severely affected by a brain tumor, reached out in a simple gesture of loyalty to a longtime community friend. In part two, he asserts that we can nurture uncommon graces by building community and living according to the Golden Rule. Vawter believes that the hostility and violence he sees characterizing our world can be changed simply by enacting the virtues of respect and graciousness.
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