Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: One Way Love, by Tullian Tchividjian (US/CAN) #OneWayLove

As Pastor Tullian Tchividjian notes in his new book, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, we often feel stressed and burned out because our lives are based on performancism. “Performancism is the mindset that equates our identity and value directly to our performance and accomplishments.” We see life as a “two-way street,” full of conditions. If you do this for me, I’ll do that for you. If you love me, then I’ll love you. If you behave, you’ll get the reward. Thus, we work ourselves to death trying to get ahead, to please, to do the right thing. Unfortunately, the result is often exhaustion, not gratification.

Tchividjian explains how we can halt this rat race by understanding and accepting the grace -- what he calls “one-way love” -- offered to us by God. But if grace “has the unique power to inspire generosity, kindness, loyalty, and more love,” why do we resist it? Why do we insist on being in control, creating impossible standards? Through his own personal story of being a rebellious teenager and a righteous young husband, as well as through Bible stories and real-life examples, Tchividjian explains that by understanding how grace works, we can free ourselves from pretending to be something we’re not and become who we really are.

One Way Love is also an inspirational book for parents. Tchividjian states, “Children often move across the country to get away from a toxic home life where two-way conditionality has come to rule the roost via the judgments of parents and other siblings. A house full of conditions feels like a prison. … Yet grace has the power to bind generations together.” He gives several examples in which grace, rather than heavy-handedness, brought a rebellious child to his knees when he felt the one-way love offered by a parent. And he discusses how grace can heal a marriage and other relationships, too.

If you’re tired of trying to measure up, get things right, fix what’s broken or meet expectations, One Way Love is the antidote.

Join Tullian Tchividjian and Matt Chandler for The Gospel Tour: An Evening of Good News!

Upcoming Dates:
October 17, 2013, Oceanside, CA
November 12, 2013, Springfield, MO
November 12, 2013, Live Simulcast

Watch the brief video below for more information and visit www.gotothehub.com/the-gospel-tour/.

About the author:
William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A Florida native, Tullian is the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America. He is the author of six books, including the bestseller, Jesus + Nothing = Everything, which won Christianity Today’s 2011 Book of the Year. He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S.


One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, by Tullian Tchividjian. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada and will end at 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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  1. It looks like a good book.


  2. I think it would be interesting!

  3. Heather D.5:50 PM

    I would like to read this book because guidance, advice and variety in views are always appreciated and great tools to manage an otherwise chaotic world.

  4. I'd like to read this one because I need to stay away a bit from this complicating life.
    I might give me better thoughts

  5. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a paperback copy of
    One Way Love:Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World,
    by Tullian Tchividjian.
    I would like to read this book because i enjoy reading
    and discovering new authors.
    This book sounds interesting and i think i would enjoy reading it.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I would like to read the authors perspective especially since he is Billy Grahams grandson
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  7. looks like a very interesting book with a positive influence on a person

  8. We all need a little guidance at some pt or another...would love to read - thanks. abrennan09@hotmail.com

  9. one word that pours out of scripture, love. Have Glorious Ruin. Would LOVE to read this!

  10. sarah7544:57 PM

    Would love to win this book, I think Pastor Tchividjian has so much wisdom to share. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. excellent giveaway!

  12. I love Pastor Tullian's books! Haven't read this one... yet.

  13. Can't wait to read this book!

  14. It sounds interesting.

  15. I want to learn better how to show grace to others and accept grace in my life, entered above as Mary

  16. Daniel M8:23 PM

    sounds like a good one! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  17. I would love to read this book because it sounds very inspirational.

  18. Anonymous5:08 PM

    This would be magnificent for the family book shelf!


  19. It seems like an inspiring read.

  20. I want to absorb all i can gods word and gain the knowledge to worship him better.

  21. I would love to win this book because I think it is important to feed ourselves MORE about God. More about how to love & live in our changing world.

  22. i would love to read this because it sounds inspirational
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  23. I want to win this book because I want to learn how to live a fuller and richer life.

    1. Anonymous6:28 PM

      I need this book!
      Iama Performer

  24. I've enjoyed his grandfather's writings, and I'd like to read his book also.

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  25. Looking forward to reading this book and would love to have a hard copy, but if not I'll get it on my Kindle.

  26. I need grace in raising my children and grace in my marriage!

  27. I would like to read it because it sounds like an interesting book!

  28. It sounds like an interesting read.

  29. I would love to read this book because it focuses on the rewards of giving rather than receiving, which is something we all could all benefit from.


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