Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love


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Harper Paperbacks
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5.3 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Rob Schenck has been in public ministry since the late 1970s. He founded and has directed several influential religious organizations and has written essays for the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, TIME, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Orlando Sentinel, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, and VICE News. He is the subject of Abigail Disney's Emmy Award-winning documentary, The Armor of Light. Schenck, an ordained minister, serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including P&R Schenck, Associates in Evangelism, Inc., the National Clergy Council, the Advisory Commission on Minority Engagement for the National Center for State Courts, and the Board of Presbyters of the (Old Line Evangelical) Methodist Episcopal Church USA. In 2015, he was named a senior fellow of the Centre for the Study of Law and Public Policy at Oxford, and became the founding president of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, Washington, D.C. Reverend Schenck continues to guest preach across the U.S. and around the world.


"A meditation on the thorny relationship between religious leaders and politicians, and the dangers that lie in getting too close to the sun." -- Mother Jones

"Informative....Schenck provides a provocative autobiography centered on the evolution of his life as a person of faith." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Schenck, an evangelical minister widely known for his outspoken pro-life views, tells the personal story of his three religious conversion experiences in this revealing memoir. Schenck's superb self-critical writing draws readers in....Addressing libertarian evangelical ideologies, this powerful book is a universal call for a change of heart in both the political and sacred realms." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)