Book Review: The Grace Effect

Would the world be a better place without Christianity?  That is the question presented in this true story.

The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton was an eye-opening read into what a world without Christian principles would be like.  The story is told of how a Christian family decides to open their hearts and homes to an orphan girl in the post communist country of the Ukraine.  In sharp contrast to the USA, every step of the process reveals a lack of scruples, morals, reverence for human dignity or life.  The conditions of the orphanage also reveal a lack of value for basic human dignity.

But against  the cold, hardened, corrupt portrayal of a godless foreign land comes the beauty and hope of Christian love.  The author, being an apologist, is able to thoughtfully reflect upon the circumstances and share his insights into how grace is so critically needed by all of mankind.  Through Sasha, the young orphaned girl, he is able to show the tremendous redemptive and life transforming power of the Grace effect.

Because of the religious freedoms still enjoyed in the USA, reading about the contrast of Ukrainian culture was disturbing.  I dared to imagine how different this culture would be if our religious freedoms and the influence of Judeo-Christian principles were removed.   I think this book will give you a new perspective into the influence of Christianity and particularly the influence of God’s grace.    I challenge you to read this story and decide for yourself if you would really want to live in a godless, graceless society.

I was provided this book for free by in exchange for providing an unbiased and honest review of the content.



About Grace and Grit

As a Christian, to live the abundant life, we all need a lot of grace and grit... LIVING LIFE AND LUV'N God's Child, Wife, Mother, Physical Therapist, Fitness Enthusiast, Avid Book And Blog Reader, and fan of Lighthearted Humor and Fun “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Posted on February 25, 2012, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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