Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection by Greg Gilbert does a wonderful job of helping pull a person out of a performance-mode mentality – in the overt and subtle ways that we go there – in order to be favored by God.
The author helps the reader understand that God’s favor is absolutely necessary for us to have and to be assured of being maintained and then strips away all of the false ways that we humans attempt to gain and maintain that favor.
The real gem of the book is the chapter on our union with Christ – how this is the key to having God’s favor, keeping God’s favor, and enjoying God’s favor – and how this is all about our position from God through salvation.
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