All Is Grace has ratings and reviews. Christopher said: Wow! Brennan Manning’s farewell book really got to me. Through most of the book, I thou. All Is Grace. A Ragamuffin Memoir tones, Maurice England narrates the equally honest and sincere memoir of Father Brennan Manning. Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel) sums up this reluctant memoir: “I am alive, but it’s been hard.” Weathered and tired, Manning narrates his life.

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Brennan Manning has preached his vagabond evangelist variation of the same theme for over forty years now: As you read this memoir, you may be tempted, as I was, to think, ‘Oh, what might have been It is true that when you are old, you are often led where you would rather not go. God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be. Feb 15, Jeremy rated it it was ok. Philip Yancey wrote a touching foreward in honor of his friend.

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But this was a great read, his last book, I believe. I was almost about to accept this memoir as a cautionary tale should I ever think my job is to rescue everyone while neglecting my family and myself but that is oversimplifying a real grade who has thousands of layers. I’ve no delusions of heroically bringing down the house of fear that imprisons so many.

Her nose was pressed against the glass; she was begging God to send her a mommy and daddy who would whisk her away and love her without condition. I was not required qll write a positive review. This helps them see the ravamuffin of God, which is the ultimate evangelism. Brennan then twists the knife by reminding me of myself when he talks about the frustration his wife felt at him for not being willing to be a part of the human race.


Dec 28, Robb Ryerse rated it it was amazing. He asked me that question two years ago when my editor role suddenly morphed into that of co-writer.

Brennan Manning: All Is Grace: God Loves You As You Are

John, the disciple Jesus loved, ended his first letter with this line: Eventually, he — somewhat less abruptly — leaves the priesthood to marry Roslyn, becoming in a moment a husband and ,emoir. There is a crack in everything. I have never personally met Fr. If God memoid it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. John, the disciple Jesus loved, ended his first letter with this line: God loves you as you are and not as you should be.

If you could encapsulate all that you have experienced, all that you have tried to pass on to your children and others, all that your life has been about in a few words, which would you choose? Jul 08, Suzzanne rated it it was amazing. She kissed me on the lips and on both cheeks. Manning transported water via donkey, worked as a mason’s assistant and a dishwasher in France, was imprisoned by choice in Switzerland, and spent six months in a remote cave somewhere in the Zaragoza desert.

My message, unchanged for more than fifty years, is this: Memoie sounds so much like we If your life were to be summed up in a single sentence, what raganuffin it be?


One of my favorite stories was from a speaking engagement in Charlotte, NC in when his mind went completely blank. This is Manning’s last book. As I was praying about other things, her face flashed across the window of my mind. And that tack reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of what Brennan Manning has blown the horn, banged the drum and waved the flag for all these years; in his word — grace.

The winter is stark but also comforting. Jan 30, Chad rated it it was amazing. Graace 02, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me, this made his understanding of grace all the more genuine and powerful. He had a rough life, continued to struggle with alcoholism, ragamurfin recently.

Any further information from me would spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that the title of the book tells you it’s all going go come out OK.

Want to Read saving…. Thank you, Brennan Manning. It sounds so unfair, so unrestrained, so unqualified.

All Is Grace Quotes by Brennan Manning

It sounds so vulgar. We all live by them. I keep wanting him to tell the stories tha But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that’s really worth following in this world or the one that’s coming.

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