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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There’s the pattern of Brennan entering a new phase of his calling among a set group of people, staying for a short while, and then moving on to something else. It would be indecent of me to worry about that. What started ragamugfin as an easy read became a difficult exercise in self analysis and an even more difficult and ongoing surrender to Abba.

God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be. The little girl turned and walked toward me. The description of his vivid, life-altering encounter with Jesus back in was deeply moving.

Most of his failures were caused by his inability to stop drinking alcohol. In the s, Manning returned to the United States and began writing after confronting his alcoholism.

All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir by Brennan Manning

Sep 08, Rebecca Spooner rated it it was amazing. Competition is usually in the air, so the potential for violence is always nearby. A paragraph I’ve bookmarked that sums it up says: The opinions I have expressed are my own. May 28, Laura rated it really liked it.

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All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

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. I keep wanting him to tell the stories tha I have really enjoyed reading last books by people that I respect. Philip Yancey wrote a touching foreward in honor of his friend. Only thing that kept it from being 5 stars for me is that I have such a long history of loving his writings that to be let in on the reality of his life’s longings and regrets was deeply saddening for me.

As my mother began opening my gift, I held my breath in anticipation.

If asked whether I am going gently into old age, I would answer, “No. Some may be offended by this ragamuffin memoir, a tale told by quite possibly the repeat of all repeat prodigals.

John, the disciple Jesus loved, ended his first letter with this line: I thought it was gorgeous, surely something that would thrill my mother.

He details, in his usual clear, precise prose, just how much of a betrayer to Christ he been all while seeking with no little effort to become more like that Nazarene Rabbi. A grace that hikes up the robe and runs breakneck toward the prodigal reeking of sin and wraps him up and decides to throw a party no ifs, ands, or This is an autobiography of Brennan Manning.


It is by the wet-brained who believed if a little wine is good for the stomach, then a lot is great. At that moment I knew that the hurt between my mother and me was real and did matter, but that it was okay.

As you read this memoir, you iis be tempted, as I was, to think, ‘Oh, what might have been I know exactly what he is talking about. Perhaps the regrets of his life, and his willingness to share them with the world, will motivate us to do all it takes to not end up in that same place of regret.

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

It was not a worn face like that of an old mother or grandmother, but a child’s face. Trivia About All Is Grace: I can give no better recommendation.

Cook first published January 1st While only God can love perfectly, this is an important reminder to consistently engage in loving acts and love people as they are. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, ragzmuffin mine.