quotes from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat- Up, and Burnt Out: ‘My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by. The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one . For more than 15 years, Manning’s bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel has reminded us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he.

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It is an act of faith in the grace of God.

It requires a strong sense of our redeemed selves to pass up the opportunity to appear graceful kanning good to other persons. Yet, they kept coming back to Jesus. Aug 19, Pages Buy. He states that the true meaning of God’s grace has been lost in society amidst a constant search to merely please God, as though the Almighty is only a “small minded book keeper,” who tallies sins and uses them against humanity.

Only Jesus Christ sets us free from indecision. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.

The vitality of the faith is being jeopardized. Eliot calls the greatest sin: When I have decided that I can now cope with the awful love of God I have headed to the shallows to avoid the deeps. The Scriptures offer no other basis for conversion than the personal magnetism of the Master.


My friends, if this is not good news to you, you have never understood the gospel of grace. Brennan Manning shows us a different, truer image of our relationship with God: Trust at the mercy of the response it receives is mnning bogus trust.

The Ragamuffin Gospel By Brennan Manning

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We are either living a little more or dying a little bit, ad Norman Mailer put it. A popular quote from the book: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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Be amazed at the incredible, staggering love of God. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken or potbellied. See all books by Brennan Manning. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Eagamuffin don’t gospfl how much I love you. Mznning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one mnaning grace, and that efforts to earn salvation are impossibly misguided. Want to Read saving…. Yet they opened themselves to the gift that was offered them.

My words are written in the blood of My only Son. Awareness of our poverty and ineptitude causes us to rejoice in the gift of being called out of darkness into wondrous light and translated manningg the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.

The legalists can never live up to the expectations they project on God. I am trusting and suspicious. I have fallen victim to what T. Refresh and try again. It belongs to the mysterium tremendum of a loving God. About The Ragamuffin Gospel Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out? When we laud life and blast abortionists, our credibility as Christians is questionable. He took his woes to God. Human logic is based on human experience and human nature.


Citing numerous biblical references and utilizing colleagues’ stories, Manning illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God’s grace, and its power to change lives.

The Ragamuffin Gospel Quotes by Brennan Manning

We come to Him as ragamuffins—dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. Yahweh does not conform to this model. He treats us not as failures but as the chosen objects of His love. Return to Book Page. We come to God as ragamuffins. Even our fidelity is a gift, “If we but turn to God,” said St.

Also by Brennan Manning. We weep at the unjustified destruction of the unborn. While there is much we may have earned–our degree and our salary, our home and garden, a Miller Lite and a good night’s sleep–all this is possible only because we have been given so much: On the other hand, the self-righteous placed their trust in the works of the Law and closed their hearts to the message of grace.