Instances of Discovery

Flashes of Grace: 33 Encounters with God. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2021.

“I don’t know how to say what the grace of God is. What I can say is what it’s like for me.” 

We all know about grace being amazing—after all, there’s a whole song about it—but Patrick Henry reminds us that that’s not all it is. It’s also intimidating, disorienting, demanding, reassuring, and sometimes even just downright mind-boggling. Describing thirty-three different aspects of grace based on his everyday experiences, Henry tells the story of a grace that is wide-ranging and comprehensive—if not always comprehensible. Rather than trying to capture and tame his encounters with God, he lets the mystery of memory speak for itself, exemplifying his mantra that being a Christian is about being “an explorer, not a colonizer.”