Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our exhausted world needs a fresh encounter with God's inexhaustible grace-His one-way love.
Real life is long on law and short on grace-the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us-a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief.
Sadly, Christianity is perceived as being a vehicle for good behavior and clean living-and the judgments that result from them-rather than the only recourse for those who have failed over and over and over again. Tchividjian convincingly shows that Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good.
In this manifesto, Tchividjian calls the church back to the heart of the Christian faith-grace. It is time for us to abandon our play-it-safe religion, and to get drunk on grace. Two hundred-proof, unflinching grace. It's shocking and scary, unnatural and undomesticated . but it is also the only thing that can set us free and light the church-and the world-on fire.
"Tullian goes straight to the heart of what is taking the heart out of people: an addiction to performance. Performancism equates value with accomplishments. God's grace, on the other hand, equates value with God's love. It is one-way, from Him. And it is guaranteed. Tullian captures the wonder of grace and offers it to us all. I urge you to read this book!"
—Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author
"A new book from Tullian Tchividjian is always a cause for celebration! I’m an old cynical preacher and sometimes I grow so tired – exhausted really – from trying to live up to the standards of those who manipulate and manage in the name of Jesus. This book is like a safe harbor in a ghastly storm because it’s about truth, grace and Jesus. One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World is a refreshing drink of cold, pure water to a thirsty soul. Read it and give it to everybody you know. They will rise up and call you blessed."
—Steve Brown, President of Key Life Network, Radio Show Host, and author of Three Free Sins
“In the pressure-cooker world of professional sports that I live in, where it’s tempting to locate my value in how I perform, Tullian’s book comes as a relieving breath of fresh air.”
—Tony Romo, Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
"Tullian has a cut-and-thrust style that's completely engrossing. I was totally captured from the first sentence. His Pearl of Great Price is God's therapy for our wounds. It's a therapy of no "buts or brakes." Haven't you had it with buts and brakes? As if the world doesn't crowd you with enough of them to stint any of life's joys, the church lards them on "sans merci." Down with them, says Tullian! But not for Tullian's sake, or for any man or woman's sake, but down with them for Christ’s sake. One Way Love should be a sing-along book. It should be a Coca-Cola jingle. It's the Real Thing. And this book will teach the world to sing."
—Dr. Paul F.M. Zahl, author of Grace in Practice
"I have been greatly encouraged by the emergence of a new generation of committed and articulate Christian leaders—and my grandson Tullian Tchividjian is certainly in the forefront of this development. His deep understanding of the Gospel and his unique ability to communicate its timeless truths with compassion and insight have already had a profound impact on countless men and women. May God use this book to expand your understanding of what Jesus Christ has already done for you."
—Billy Graham, evangelist and author of The Reason for my Hope
"One Way Love is incredible news for flawed, tired, and imperfect people, and wouldn't you know it, that's every last one of us."
—Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker
“My friend Tullian is a man on fire. He has one thing to say: Jesus came to set you free. This book will make you laugh and cry. But most importantly, it wonderfully points you to the only man and message that can lighten your load and bring you the rest you’ve been searching for your whole life.”
—Rick Warren, #1 New York Times best-selling author, The Purpose Driven Life; Pastor, Saddleback Church
"I could not stop reading this book. I could not stop thinking about this book. I could not stop returning to this book. I could not stop mouthing yes, yes, yes over every page. Tullian write's with profound insight, humbling transparency, Biblical fidelity and one surgically sharp pen -- that cuts away the infected areas and gratefully brings healing through the Word of Christ. Do not pass Go until you have read this book. It's like getting your life on a one-way street to everything you ever hoped for."
—Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
"It's possible that the Church's inability to grasp the concept of God's grace has kept more people away from Jesus than anything else. What a tragedy! Will we ever understand something so radical -- and even offensive? And yet we must. One-Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian would be a perfect place to start."
—Eric Metaxas, New York Times Best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
"Faith without grace is exhausting. If you're tired of trying to fix you, with you, read this book. If you're done with keeping score and hoping your next good action will cancel out your last bad action, read this book. If you deep down hope that grace is a gift for the hopeless, not a compensation for the hardworking, read this book."
—Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author of Stuff Christians Like
“Sometimes the world distracts us from what we know to be true – that God's love is unconditional and his Grace is sufficient. Tullian has the gift of reminding me of things I know deep in my heart. He is a gifted author, a gentle teacher and, a voice of truth and encouragement that blesses my soul.”
—Michael W. Smith, Singer/Songwriter