It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme –
“Yes, Abba is very fond of you!”
But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who’ve known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it – All Is Grace.
Priest, war veteran, recovering alcoholic, author, and inspirational speaker, Manning looks back at a varied life and give thanks to the many people who guided him and enriched his experiences along the way. While reflecting on the past, Brennan acknowledges his sins, but never blames others and willingly accepts his shortcomings. Maurice England narrates with clear delivery and a wry tone. His voice is deep and powerful, smoothly shifting from the whimsical to the intimate and engaging the listener. However perhaps because of the author's advanced age England fails to capture the essence of Manning. And while this disconnect may distract some listeners, England still turns in a solid performance and does justice to a long and interesting life. A David C. Cook hardcover.
Wow! What a testimony.
This is mind blowing. If you have ever read or heard Brennan manning this book is for you. It's so amazing to hear his story and realize how much he really understood God's love and grace. Such a hard life but such is the life of a ragamuffin. Filled with tears and lots of sorrow yet filled with everlasting hope and love this is a book every Christian needs to read. If we could all be so transparent this world would be a better place.
Instead of hiding behind the glamor of meida exposure, Brennon is honest about human frailty - as always - and refreshingly repeats the Love driven Grace of God Almighty (Abba). Dont judge Him, don't miss Him! Read and reflect.
All is grace
One of the most honest and best books I have ever read by a Christian author.