Saturday, November 19, 2011

{Review} The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton (and giveaway)

What is The Grace Effect? "Simply defined, the 'grace effect' is an observable phenomenon - that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes."

Author Larry Taunton is the executive director of Fixed Point Foundation which is dedicated to defending the Christian faith. The mission of the foundation is to help Christians become strong in their faith while addressing the skeptics. Mr. Taunton realized that his personal life was about to see the effects of what would happen if there were no Christian basis to life.

Mr. Taunton, his wife, and his two youngest sons traveled to Ukraine to adopt a ten-year-old girl who had spent her years in an orphanage in a country that had no Christian basis. She was considered unworthy and was raised in horrid living conditions. It gives us a glimpse into what life would be like if atheists abounded and the love of Christ was not lived out day to day.

I originally agreed to review the book as it centers around the adoption of Sasha. I'm praying that one day we will be able to adopt a child or more. I'm not typically a fan of non-fiction books as I find them hard to get through. That was not the case with this book. I loved it.

I found it quite easy to read. The redeeming story of Sasha resonated with me. Larry Taunton is an excellent writer. He did a fantastic job conveying the culture of Ukraine and all he and his family had to go through in order to bring Sasha home.

I simply can't recommend this book more. In fact, I have already lent the book out. You can purchase it through Amazon. However, if you'd like to try and win a copy, leave me a comment letting me know a book you are currently reading. I'll pick a winner on November 29, 2011.

***Deadline extended until Saturday, December 3rd!***

The winner is Debbie!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the above product mentioned for free fromPropeller Marketing in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 


  1. Let's see, what am I reading? Fiction: Showdown, by Ted Dekker
    Non-fiction: Just enough light for the step I'm on, by Stormie Omartian.

    :) Hugs,

  2. Looks great, Lisa.

    I'm reading several things...
    One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
    Watch for the Light, Readings for Advent and Christmas
    And just for fun, Kingdom by Clive Cussler.

  3. Right now I'm reading The Phantom of the Opera.

  4. I also enjoyed this book. It has given me lots to think about.