I just started into Gulley & Mulholland’s book If Grace is True: Why God Will Save Every Person. I have to tell you, I’m skeptical. I have borrowed a copy of this book. My mother-in-law asked me a couple of months ago what I thought of this book, and then she offered me a copy to read.
This post is less about the topic of this book than it is about my reading habits. As I said, I am skeptical with the author’s thesis. Yet I am reading it anyway. In fact, I am eager to read it. I hope to get pulled and prodded; to have my thinking challenged.
Sometimes I like to read things I fully expect to agree with. Even in these cases, however, I hope to encounter something that stretches me.
Will God save every person? I’ll have to get back to you on that one. I have spent a lot of years thinking that God kept a pretty short list, and that I was always on the clock to get names added to it. I’ve come, over the years, to expect that the fact that God, not I, is responsible for such a list, and to be thankful for this.
Will God save every person? I still don’t know, but I know I am going to read this book to get the authors’ perspectives.
Do you read books you do not expect to agree with? Why or why not?