Real life is long on law and short on grace - the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us - a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief. Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our exhausted world needs a fresh encounter with God's inexhaustible grace - His one-way love.
The gospel is good news - God's message that He loves you even when you don't deserve it. It's not a story of God searching for one righteous soul, or being willing to meet sinners halfway. The news is so much better than that. God gives grace freely to people who don't deserve it at all - people like you and me. We are recipients of a descending, one-way love that changes everything.
In this world, one thing is certain: Everybody hurts. Suffering may take the form of tragedy, heartbreak, or addiction. Or it could be something more mundane (but no less real), like resentment, loneliness, or disappointment. But there’s unfortunately no such thing as a painless life. In Glorious Ruin, best-selling author Tullian Tchividjian takes an honest and refreshing look at the reality of suffering, the ways we tie ourselves in knots as we try to deal with it, and the comfort of the gospel for those who can’t seem to fix themselves - or others.
Tullian Tchividjian remembers the Sunday morning he woke up hung over, still dressed in the clothes he'd worn until passing out during a night of partying. After five-years of hard living, Tullian had come to the end of himself. He got up and went down the street to church. What he found there shocked him--a community of Christians who joyfully and radically lived out the Gospel in ways he'd never seen before. The encounter showed him a new way of living in the world - and he came to personal faith in Christ.
"Just can't get to the end"