GLIMPSES OF GRACE: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

Published on February 24, 2014 by Igor Mateski

Crossway, 2013 | 192 pages

About the Author:

Gloria Furman is a wife, mother of four young children, doula, and blogger. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She blogs regularly at The Gospel Coalition, Domestic Kingdom, and Desiring God, and is author of the forthcoming book Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Mediations for Busy Moms.

Overview

Glimpses of Grace is a book about how homemakers can keep the gospel central in their daily lives. Stay at home moms can struggle with finding purpose in the monotony of the day or with self-determining legalism. Gloria Forman offers the corrective solution for both of these problems. Keeping the gospel chief forces us to focus first and foremost upon Christ and his work. We turn away from our lethargy or from our effort and continually place our trust upon Christ. Adopting this mentality provides the homeworker with constant opportunities to see the grace of God in their daily lives. As they fail they see Christ and cling to him for assurance and hope. 


Table of Contents:

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part I. Your Foundation in the Mundane

1. Today’s Forecast: Mundane with a 100 percent Chance of Miraculous
2. Don’t Smurf the Gospel
3. The Power of Parables
4. Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

Part II. The Miraculous in the Mundane

5. Divine Power and Precious Promises for the 2 a.m. Feeding
6. The Bread of Life and Bagels for Breakfast
7. All Grace and All Sufficiency for Every Dinner Guest
8. He Washes Us White as Snow
9. God’s Abiding Presence in Our Pain
10. United with Christ but Lonely for Friends
11. Treasure in Jars of Clay, Not in Fine Bone China
12. The Idol of a Picture-Perfect Home
13. Does Contentment in Christ Come with a Nap?

Conclusion: God wants to Give himself to you

Summary:

Part I. Your Foundation in the Mundane

Chapter 1. Today’s Forecast: Mundane with a 100 Percent Chance of Miraculous

Showing genuine biblical love according 1 Corinthians 13 in our daily life is impossible in our own strength. Our only hope is found in the work of Jesus Christ. We seldom view our daily activities as the place of God’s reign in our lives. The daily grind is considered a necessary evil in life’s course before we are able to engage in real ministry. However, glorifying God is an all encompassing command that of course includes the ordinary. The difficulty is reprogramming our attitude so that we fulfill our common activities in such a way that we are able to …

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Glimpses Of Grace: Treasuring The Gospel In Your Home

Crossway, 2013 | 192 pages