Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson

Everyday Grace

A Grace-Filled Guide to Navigating Relationships The problem with relationships is they always seem to involve sinners--including ourselves. So how can we build and heal relationships with people who, like us, are bound to mess up? A sought-after speaker at counseling conferences, Thompson teaches that it's not our job to "fix" the people we're in relationship with, but instead to reveal and receive the grace of Jesus in everything from our inter...

Details Everyday Grace

TitleEveryday Grace
Release DateApr 21st, 2015
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Religion, Faith, Spirituality

Reviews Everyday Grace

  • Sheila
    Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus is different than most self help relationship books. Instead of offering advice and step by step solutions it helps you look at the heart and find where the problem lies within yourself. We all face challenges in life. Sometimes it is hard to let things go. We can say we forgive, but we hold on to things. We remember the wrongs that have been done to us. No matter how we tip-t...
  • Denise Hershberger
    This book covers just about every type of relationship you can think of but the parts I especially enjoyed covered friends, marriage, co-workers, and difficult people.For once I found a Christian Living book that wasn't so much of a self-help book with "homework" and lots of questions and steps to follow. I really enjoyed her just imparting thoughts on me as the reader and letting me choose what to do with those thoughts. I also appreciated tons ...
  • Katie Krombein
    Loved the gospel motivation, application and conviction of that came through this book. She constantly pointed to the grace that has been lavished on us so that we can lavish grace on every one in our lives.p. 23: “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while...
  • Sam
    Last week, I reviewed From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover. This week, it is Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson. In a few weeks, I will do a review of Jen Hatmaker's new book about grace called For the Love. Do you notice a pattern? Even Amazon suggests purchasing Hoover's and Thompson's books together. Yet these two ladies take a different approach to God's grace. Whereas Hoover uncovers God's grace in the battle of our minds, Thompson uncover...
  • Just Commonly
    http://justcommonly.blogspot.com/2015...Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson humbly speaks to her readers about the true love of God, and how by grace, our brokenness can be repaired. I am intrigued with the idea of grace and what grace is. Ms. Thompson uses this book to let us realize, accept and understand the grace that God gives us everyday and in turn extends and transform this grace in our relationship with others. Don't get me wrong. This is...
  • Grace
    So, this past year, I've been doing some soul searching (aren't I always?) and Bible reading and it has occurred to me that even though I'm waking up every morning and living my life, sometimes there are still areas I'm struggling. And I'll even admit that sometimes I don't allow the Holy Spirit to do what He does best, which is transform me. #imaginethat I have wonderful relationships, but they could certainly be better. You may be significantly...
  • Julius McCarter
    Jessica Thompson's Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships with the Love of Jesus is a book that defines description. And it's destined to become one of the most important books in Christian spirituality for 2015. Everyday Grace defies description as far as Christian books go. There are any number of books that address counseling, marriage, friendship -- but this book focuses on the place that Jesus must take in all our relationships.And ...
  • Sharee
    In Everyday Grace, Jessica Thompson discusses the importance of working through relationships with God’s grace. She emphasizes that Christianity is not about relying on your own strength to be better and do better because failure is part of life. She states, “It is good to be aware that you fail as long as you remember that he didn’t and that he loves us regardless of our failures” (pg. 40). Relationships are hard and often Christians fee...
  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews
    Title: Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships with the Love of JesusAuthor: Jessica ThompsonPublishing House/Publication Date: Bethany House/2015Genres: Christian Living; Inspirational Non-Fiction; RelationshipsNumber of Pages: 208You should read this book if… You are searching for wisdom to strengthen the relationships in your life with God-given grace.Theme and Message: Ultimately, this book is a guide to giving and receiving grace t...
  • Barbara
    In Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus, Jessica Thompson points out that most relationships operate on the basis of karma – I’ll do for you if you’ll do for me, or maybe I’ll do for you so that you’ll do for me in return. But Christianity operates on the basis of grace: God loved us and Jesus died for us when we were enemies, when we didn’t care, when we didn’t love Him, and He wants us to love oth...
  • A.C. Cuddy
    “It's hard, sometimes, to get over that thing your husband said weeks ago; or to resolve that tension with your colleague at work; or to fix a lifelong friendship that's taken a bad turn. The biggest problem with relationships is they always seem to involve sinners--including ourselves. So how can we form strong, resilient bonds with people who, like us, are bound to mess up? Thankfully, it's not all on us. Through stories and biblical teaching...
  • Kimberly
    Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships with the Love of Jesus by Jessica Thompson is a great read that reminds you that the Holy Spirit is in control! She starts by telling us that Everyday Grace is anything but another Christian self-help book. This book doesn't tell us what we should and shouldn't do, but instead reminds us of what Christ has done for us. Everyday Grace is a book of hope that keeps us focused on Jesus.Karma - you do fo...
  • Brianna
    In Everyday Grace, Jessica Thompson presents an alternative to the many relationship how-to books already available. Thompson reviews the various aspects or characteristics of God (for example, friend, father, healer) and explains how she believes those characteristics impact our relationships with others (for example, friends, parents, communities). This provides unique grounds for the reader to build ideas to improve relationships. In the intro...
  • Deon
    This book covers various relationships one will encounter (marriage, family, children, neighbors, church members, & co-workers). I did find the book helpful, it centered in areas in relationships that I have overlooked and that need help. The author shares her own struggles and shortcomings in these areas and guides the reader to see the how important our relationship with Jesus is reflective in our relationship with others. I would recommend thi...
  • Roland Clark
    Thompson’s answer to broken relationships is theologically sound and she grounds it in solid Biblical exegesis. Her advice is excellent, regardless of whether you are a man, woman, or child. But I wonder whether the good news that Jesus has redeemed our sinful world doesn’t also extend to women. Galatians 3:28 tells us that “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ...
  • Joan
    I feel the author did not deliver on what she said was her goal for the book. We don't need another book on relations, she writes. She wants to liven our soul, to have us taste and see the love of Jesus for us. She says we need nothing from human relationships since all our needs are met in our relationships with God and Jesus. Yet we fall short all the time, she admits.After reading the beginning of the book, I had high hopes. The book contains ...
  • Elizabeth
    Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson is a perfect nudge on how to "infuse all your relationships with the love of Jesus". "A sought-after speaker at counseling conferences, Thompson teaches that it's not our job to "fix" the people we're in relationship with, but instead to reveal and receive the grace of Jesus in everything from our interactions with spouses to lunch conversations at work."The thing I love about this book is that Thompson is very ...
  • Maryann Skaritka
    This book gives a new perspective on relationships. The author tells the reader early in the beginning that this is not a how to or step by step guide to help push us along in our relationships.We get to see relationships from God the Father and Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirits relationship to us. In turn, we can use these biblical truths and apply them to our relationships with others. Relationships with our children, friends, community, marri...
  • Angela
    I loved this book from cover to cover. Very practical advice and encouragement written in a down to earth way. It's an easy read but the content made me take one chapter at a time. There was a lot to dwell on, pray about, and apply. Thompson covers all possible relationships: parents/children, spouse, work, church and shows how Christ is our perfect example for how to deal with all these. It's grace, over and over. While pointing out ways we stru...
  • Susan
    I received this book through goodreads first-reads. The author puts forth a book on relationships with they key of Jesus being all that you need and when you see that and look to his love and Grace you then can love others. The author is refreshingly realistic about herself and who we are as fallen humanity. She is candid about her struggles and reactions to others in her life. The truth that none of us have it all together and that we will sin a...
  • Shannon
    God placed this book in my hands at the most perfect time when I'm really struggling with my closest relationships and struggling with focusing on my most important relationship with Jesus. Addresses all types of relationships and can't imagine anyone not taking great encouragement and truths from this book. Very real. Easy to read. I will revisit this spiritual tool I'm sure over and over. Jessica Thompson's writings led you feel as though you a...
  • Kate
    I loved this book! Writing about relationships and the struggles we face with those that surround us. This is no how to book, but rather Thompson uses the power of the gospel message to show how our relationship with Jesus is the key to better relationships with others. I loved the honesty of the writer and I could truly relate to her many examples. Not only was this a wonderful reminder of all we are and all we have in Christ but it was also an ...
  • Emma Hawes
    This was on point as far as Jessica giving a deeper part into scripture. This wasn't a book where you are screaming "Oh yeah, been there." However, I really loved how it was a simple read that I read during a day. I love how it was a book that made me think.
  • Angela Good
    As the subtitle states - this book guides you to see Jesus infused in all of your relationships. If you have even one relationship in your life, READ THIS BOOK!!!!
  • Susanna Fraser
    "The point is that Jesus takes it all and uses it for his glory. Every relationship, every failure, every brokenness is all redeemed by the blood of the Lamb."
  • Claire
    What a great read. Broken up into specific relationships and how the Gospel can inform and strengthen them. Good read and good reference to have on the shelf!