Fall To Grace Jay Bakker
Fall to Grace; A Revolution of God, Self, and Society
Fall to Grace is the story of a young man who grew up in a very traditional conservative southern Christian family. After a major traumatic event in his teen years Jay turns to alcohol, drugs, and anything that will help him escape from the pain and condemnation that he feels internally and is expressed toward him and his family almost everyday. Years later Jay finds a friend who walks through the dark valley with him and helps him to truly understand that salvation is all about God’s love and grace and it really doesn’t matter what he does or doesn’t do it can not alter God’s love for Jay. Over the years Jay begins to share God’s grace with others and finds that the other Christians are angered by his message of grace. They think grace has boundaries, even the alternative Christian musicians with their tattoos and piercings doing Christian screamo music are offended by Jay’s view of God’s limitless grace.
Jay Bakker – Fall to Grace
Jay Bakker is the son of tele-evangelist of PTL fame Jim Bakker and his wife of make-up fame Tammy Faye Bakker. He was in middle school when the ministry fell apart and his father confessed to adultery and was imprisoned for fraud. His mother divorced his father and remarried and attempted to carry on ministry. Jay’s fall to grace led him to a place that most evangelical Christians will not tolerate. He refuses to attack abortion and has taken a pro gay rights stand. He has appeared on the RuPaul show and speaks forcefully about gay rights with in the church. Many Christians are angered by this view and have castigated him for abuse of grace allowing people to live in and celebrate sin.
Fall to Grace – General Comments
Jay Bakker says that he is doing an exposition of the New Testament book authored by the Apostle Paul to the Galatians. He does progressively work through some highlights of the book of Galatians and has some interesting insights but this is by no means a commentary. In some ways the book is a hodge podge of thoughts connected only by Jay’s disappointment and pain connected to the church. I found it to be an easy and interesting read in spite of areas with which I do not agree.
Jay Bakker – Fall to Grace
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