Grace is a common theme in Reformed theology and in Christian literature. Many others have written on the subject, but Yancey is culturally intelligent and articulates better than anyone else.Vanishing Grace is a critique of the cultural landscape from a mainstream evangelical perspective. This follow-up to What’s So Amazing About Grace? includes quotes from Bono, Kathleen Norris, and Tim Keller, among others.
He covers diversity in the New Testament church in one chapter and morality in another. Those interested in the cause of missions will want to note chapter 8 under the heading “What Good Is Christianity?” Yancy has a wide variety of interests and is an authority on many different subjects.
Karl Barth used to tell his seminary students to do their sermon preparation with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Vanishing Grace is another good resource to consider. The book is appropriate for small group use, and it should generate some good discussion. (Zondervan)