“This book presents a personally compelling, sacramentally sound exposition on the means of grace. These days, we need to be reminded that God’s character is grace, and Neal succeeds in ways both subtle and succinct. All should read this book.”
––Thomas A. Langford, Duke University
“This book stays close to Wesley’s own thought and will be a godsend to pastors, Sunday school teachers, and interested lay persons. In a time of resurgence of Wesleyan Theology, this volume makes a significant contribution.”
––Bishop William B. Oden, Retired
This book is about grace and the many ways that Christ conveys his unmerited favor to us. Since grace is essential to the Christian life, it is important for us to consider how we receive it, what it looks like, and how it functions. Dr. Neal does more than speak of abstract theological concepts; he opens a door to his own life, personality, and experiences. Through them he shows how God works in us, imparting divine love through the sacraments and the other means of grace.
Gregory S. Neal holds the B.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in Biblical Languages, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Worship, and the Sacraments. An ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, he has been the pastor of several congregations in North Texas and has taught classes on the Bible, Theology, and the Sacraments to thousands of laity and clergy across the USA, in Asia, and in Europe. A popular teacher, preacher, and retreat leader, he has the ability to translate complex theological concepts into common, everyday terms.