O Evangelho Maltrapilho

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  • Title: O Evangelho Maltrapilho
  • Author: Brennan Manning
  • ISBN: 9788573254228
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The best way I can describe this book is to quote from it: ---------------------------------------------------------------"When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer. To live by grace m [...]

    2. This book changed my life. Some people may have trouble getting through it because it really challenged a lot of things that you may have held onto tightly for so long. But even if you don't agree with everything (there are a few things here and there), there is a tremendous amount of wisdom that can be gleaned from the author's insight. Upon reading this wonderful book, my eyes were open to a whole new world that I wasn't even aware that they were previously closed to. It knocked me around emot [...]

    3. If you are interested in the Christian faith but find it self-righteous and restricting, this book might be a refreshing change of pace. This writer definitely refrains from judgement, and makes the case for self-acceptance of your own frailty and affirms that God eagerly takes on "special cases", and he proves we all somehow fall in that category. It is a humble book that gently puts it arms around those who have failed miserably in their faith and yet still want to try to find their way toward [...]

    4. I am a bedraggled, beaten up, messy ragamuffin. I am a former ministry junkie with a bad habit of seeking to please almost everyone and desperately trying to hide my sins from those who expect me to be clean and white-washed as they are. I have fallen and fallen again. Mostly I failed myself. Thank God. It was time for that old life to disappear!And it was time for me to read this lovely book. I stopped many times to wipe my eyes, to pray for forgiveness and acceptance of mercy and grace and to [...]

    5. I went into this book (written in 1990) thinking, "Okay, author, what are you going to tell me that I haven't read in the authors pumping out books after you?" I had planned to zip through it as quick as possible to check it off the list and put it on the shelf.It didn't take too many pages for me to realize that this was not that kind of book. This is the kind of book you put on your "I need to reread this every few years so I don't forget how important the message is" shelf.Brennan Manning's m [...]

    6. Well, all the recommendations I received for this over the years were correct with a bullet. What a magnificent book. Some books teach. Some books inspire. Some books reveal. This did all that, but what it really did was help me love Jesus more and know the love of Jesus more. I loved Manning's bluntness and ability to incisively get to the heart of grace and God's love.

    7. Here's a test for you: While reading this book, were you stirred with compassion or contempt? It will speak volumes about how much you get God's grace. While not agreeable on every point, Brennan Manning has written one of the most down-to-earth classics of Christian literature. There is a lot to love here amidst some of the shaky theology, and though critics jump in through those cracks with plenty of complaints, there is no denying the wonderful power of the cross in Manning's work. He has dra [...]

    8. I was first introduced to Brennan Manning when I read his Above All: He Took the Fall and Thought of Me which is basically an exposition on Michael W. Smith's song "Above All." In that book, I saw some serious problems in his thought, but people assured me that I was simply misunderstanding what he had to say and that Brennan Manning really is a good guy who is faithful to what the Bible teaches. I was told that reading The Ragamuffin Gospel would accurately represent Manning's teaching. If this [...]

    9. I have a confession to make. Sometimes when I sing songs of worship in church, I wonder why we do this. Is it necessary to tell God over and over how great He is? Isn't it better to go straight to the sermon and learn how to obey God and lead Godly lives?Now I know why we sing. We sing because God is not just floating above us, He is in us and it is by his grace that we can sing. We sing because there is no point learning how to do good works when it is grace, not works, that saves us.This book [...]

    10. This book did not pass my 100-page test. I desperately wanted to love it, and it started out seeming so promising. I was worried about the gimmicky 19-step program addendum tacked onto the end, true. And I was worried when I looked on and saw that the author seems to have made something of a cottage industry of spin-off volumes and workbooks and so forth. The profile of the author, too, seemed a little cheesy and weirdly evasive. Still I tried to put all of that aside and keep an open mind, as [...]

    11. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book about the Gospel which has encompassed so many different faith traditions drawing all the threads together in one beautiful creation. The Ragamuffin Gospel has given me a lot to think about and work on in my spiritual life. What I’m focusing on now is what Manning pointed out as, ‘the greatest sin: to do the right thing for the wrong reason.’* We are all sinners and ‘many of us even pretend to believe we are sinners. Consequently, all we c [...]

    12. It is Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up and Burnt Out. And, I don't care what anyone says, ALL OF US are ONE of those at one point or another in our lives. If you are shaking your head "not me" then please read this book to have the rose washed off your frames. :)I was reading this book when I read The Shack and there are element and themes that are similar in both books, but this one is not listed as a work of fiction (be cause it is not).

    13. Honestly, I teeter-tottered on this book.Some parts stirred my soul even to tears with the truth of the Gospel. Others furrowed my brow, leaving question marks in the margins. Sometimes this was all within the span of a single page.Upon reflection, I've come to this conclusion:FOR BELIEVERS (for sons and daughters of God), the essence of this book should strike a beautiful chord in our hearts and minds. I like Manning's words:"He is the only God man has ever heard of who loves sinners Through no [...]

    14. This may be one of the best books that I have read on the grace God. It is like reading the Book of Romans where the Apostle Paul skillfully presents salvation by faith through God’s grace. Manning says he wrote the book “for the bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out,” the marginalized folks to whom Jesus ministered: the children, the ill, the tax collectors, the adulterers and extortionists. In other words, the ragamuffins. Manning understands better than most that behind our facades of orde [...]

    15. FIRST TIME READING: I absolutely loved this book. It's true that he says a lot of controversial things, but it's very thought-provoking. It caused me to take a long hard look at my spirituality. For a long time I felt like I didn't measure up to God's expectations and I was constantly frustrated because I never felt like I was good enough. Now I know I'm not good enough -- and it's okay! I am loved anyway. :) Brennan Manning does a beautiful job illuminating God's love. SECOND TIME READING: This [...]

    16. I have no quarrel with the message of this book. For Christians who are weary of feeling judged and striving to be perfect, Manning's message that God loves us all, no matter what, is an important message.I just wasn't very impressed with the writing. It was apparent to me that Manning is a really good speaker, and that most likely this book is a conglomeration of stories he would tell as he traveled around to various speaking engagements.However, the way the personal stories and anecdotes were [...]

    17. While I'm typically not a fan of the "Christian Living" books, this one I've held onto and re-read (and passed along) because it is unique in its purpose and message. It's not for someone who thinks they "have it all together"; it's for the jaded, broken, wandering & wondering. I don't think the "average Christian" is open to or even capable of truly understanding its message.This book "gave a body" to this abstract, difficult-to-grasp concept of grace and the part it should play in our dail [...]

    18. A feel-good gospel. Many of the points put forth in the book are unbiblical and contribute little towards the discipleship of God's people. Beyond these things, the book gets incredibly redundant after the first couple of chapters. I read this as a part of a small group bible study. While it did provoke discussion, it was generally to refute something Manning had said.

    19. This is one of those rare books that I always seem to purchase but never seem to have on hand. I am forever reading and re-reading this, only to highlight it mercilessly and then foist in on some unsuspecting friend. Manning's individual books, in my opinion, are somewhat indistinguishable from each other, which is not to say that's a bad thing. He focuses, in general, on a woefully forgotten tenant of Christendom - the unconditional Love and Acceptance from God, on all His creations. This is th [...]

    20. Once I began reading it I put other books aside. Who doesn't love a good writer who weaves the work of others -- Dostoevsky, Dillard, Kung, Flannery O'Connor, Burghardt, et al -- into his personal story presenting a joyful, really good news, approach to faith? There's something winsome about a priest who leaves the priesthood to marry and also writes about his journey as a recovering alcoholic. Best of all, here is a Christina writer who doesn't eschew the faith journey of other traditions. Ther [...]

    21. Brennan Manning wrote The Ragamuffin Gospel "for the bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out," the marginalized folks to whom Jesus ministered: the children, the ill, the tax collectors, the women. In other words, the ragamuffins. Grace is defined as "the freely given and unmerited favor and love of God." But, as Manning points out, we have "twisted the gospel of grace into religious bondage and distorted the image of God into an eternal, small-minded bookkeeper." In reality, God offers us grace imme [...]

    22. "In these pages, I have stuttered and stammered in a halting attempt to hint at the shattering reality of the furious love of God." So the author describes his intent and provides an apt, one-line summary of the book.Written against the backdrop of the author's legalistic upbringing (as well as all-too-frequent encounters with judgmental Christians), this book effusively champions the grace of God. Sometimes the writing soars; occasionally it stumbles; but it always retains its sincerity and its [...]

    23. Heartfelt encouragement to rest contentedly in the love, hope, and peace that is the gospel of grace.Frankly, this book didn't meet my rather high expectations, but I'm not too surprised that it fell short of the mark. Simplistic and unorganized at times, that still doesn't diminish its power to portray grace in beautiful ways.

    24. I started out this book expecting to really like it, since I agree with (what I think is) Manning's basic premise: that God loves everyone without exception, without anyone having to earn it, and if we truly understood that we would live differently. I quickly got frustrated, though, with both the writing/organization of the book and Manning's glossed-over theology.Manning uses a lot of stories to illustrate his points, but only sometimes is the source of the story clear. Sometimes it's no more [...]

    25. "The North American church is at a critical juncture. The gospel of grace is being confused and compromised by silence, seduction, and outright subversion. The vitality of faith is jeopardized. The lying slogans of the fixers who carry religion like a sword of judgment pile up with impunity.Let ragamuffins everywhere gather as a confessing church to cry out in protest. Revoke the licenses of religious leaders who falsify the idea of God. Sentence them to three years in solitude with the Bible as [...]

    26. Brennan Manning is a skilled writer (I loved his telling of “a routine situation that every Catholic of my generation had to deal with” KL 480-492 of 3173) whose pen drips with a passion for sharing the love of God with people. His central message is God loves ragamuffins (sinners, downtrodden, prostitutes, et al). He ends a compelling introduction by saying, “The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book I wrote for myself and anyone who has grown weary and discouraged along the Way” (KL 88).Manning [...]

    27. I really wanted to be ga-ga over this book and I'm sad that I wasn't. It feels a tad sacrilegious to not have been crazy about it but alas I'm OK with being honest about that. It took me over a year to read, and while at times it acted as a sort of devotional, it wasn't until well over half way through the book that I really got into it. I was disappointed there wasn't more of Brennan Manning's own testimony/life story throughout the book, which was what I expected. His story only hits and misse [...]

    28. I must first say that I agree with some of what Manning says and the underlying premise that we are all filthy, wretched sinners and there is nothing we can do to change that. The issue I take is that you can take this and go two ways:1. Christ's blood removes my sins and the Spirit dwells in me to give me power for victory in sin, a desire to do battle with sin, and freedom in failures because I know that it was due to my reliance on self rather than Christ.2. Christ's blood removes my sins and [...]

    29. The Ragamuffin Gospel is necessary, which is the highest praise I can give to a book in this genre. It's for everyone, but only ragamuffins who KNOW they are ragamuffins will like it. Manning's teachings, which are an extension of the teachings of Jesus and Paul, will offend and anger religious elitists, as the gospel so often does. Personally, I found the book to be simultaneously challenging and reassuring. I needed this book, and I thought of about 20 other people who needed it, too, as I rea [...]

    30. I almost gave it 3 stars and then remembered its intended audience: the bedraggled and beat up. If you have not wrestled with the depth of grace and love in Christ Jesus - namely that He died for you while you were in the midst of your sin - this message is needed. "forgiveness precedes repentance" This is one of the best phrases is the book and sums up much of what Manning is saying. I typically like something more intellectual or something more narrative; this is a sort of smorgasbord of thoug [...]

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