Book Review: The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

“Grace is grace precisely because it comes to people who are utterly ineligible for any favor from God.


The concept of grace is an oft-discussed thing in our world today. What is it, exactly? How does it affect our lives? What does it have to do with us personally?

In The Truth About Grace, John MacArthur defines and expounds upon the grace of God and what it means for believers. It is a shorter book, just 5 chapters and 122 pages, yet it offers a rather extensive study of the word grace.

MacArthur both defines and describes what biblical grace is. He quotes or refers to a lot of Scripture {especially Paul’s epistles} as he seeks to explain the concept of grace in everyday terms. He refutes common misunderstandings about grace, relates the grace of God to salvation and the Christian life, and expounds on the link between God’s grace and His glory.

The Truth About Grace is a short book, but I found it worthwhile to take my time reading it, and digesting it more fully. It helps to spend time meditating on the Scriptures he references, instead of just glossing over them as being “already familiar” to you. And it is very practical and instructional for both mature Christians as well as those merely curious about who God is and what salvation is. In fact, there is a strong presentation of the gospel in this book, since grace is the basis for God choosing to save us.

“Grace is God presently at work in our lives.”


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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are completely my own. This post also contains my affiliate links.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Truth About Grace

  1. Love this! I will be adding this to my list of books to read. I’d love for you to link this up to my hop some Thursday ( it would be a great addition!


    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marissa! I’ll be sure to check out your blog hop.

  2. Thanks for the book review! Another good book on grace (that I am reading again) is “Transforming Grace” by Jerry Bridges.

    1. That’s a good one too, Sandy!

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