Title: The Unfathomable Gift
Author: Jan Blonk
Publisher: Crosslink Publishing
“All other religions and sects teach that man has to perform many good works in order to gain bliss – salvation is dependent on man. The Christian faith is completely the opposite. It is God working salvation on behalf of man – salvation is dependent on God,” Jan Blonk writes in his book, The Unfathomable Gift: God’s Astonishing Grace.
This one hundred and six page paperback targets those who enjoy a Christian devotional about the amazing and wonder of God’s grace through salvation. Using the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible, verses are written out for the reader.
After a foreword by best-selling author, Dan Walsh, acknowledgments, and an introduction, this devotional contains forty-one chapters that are meant to be read one a day. By reading slowly and thoughtfully, the power and glory of God’s grace can be more fully appreciated.
Author Blonk moved from Netherlands to the United States almost fifteen years ago, teaching classes on Biblical and theological subjects for six years at seminary level. Now living in Florida, he yearns to tell others about Christ’s unfathomable gift.
In this small booklet, two to three page devotions cover a topic related to God and His glory, power, love, and grace. Starting with a written out Bible verse, a particular topic is chosen, often inserting more verses from the Word of God. Rarely are the author’s personal memories or experiences factored into the writings.
Mentioning God’s grace and our faith alone that saves us, questions are often given regarding being gien a free gift, wishing one could “do over” a situation, why we need to be saved, and if His message is rejected, the chapters focus on eternal salvation and how to obtain it through believing in Christ’s dying on the cross, shedding His blood, and rising the third day. Included are discussions of Peter, Paul, John, and, most importantly, Jesus as well as famous people such as John Newton, Billy Graham, and Charles Spurgeon.
With chapter titles such as God’s Inexpressible Gift, Jesus is our Propitiation, Royal Declarations, A Glorious Argument, God’s Promise, Believing is Receiving, and Three Distinct Responses, the book offers readers a recollection of what God solely and purposely has done for us. Not only for Christian believers, the collection sheds light on His majesty and indescribable love for us.
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