Craving Grace: A Story of Faith, Failure, and My Search for Sweetness (2020)

Craving Grace: A Story of Faith, Failure, and My Search for Sweetness Lisa Velthouse Craving Grace A Story of Faith Failure and My Search for Sweetness For Lisa Velthouse s whole life Christianity had been about getting things right Obeying her parents Not drinking Not cursing Not having premarital sex Vowing to save her first kiss until she got eng
  • Title: Craving Grace: A Story of Faith, Failure, and My Search for Sweetness
  • Author: Lisa Velthouse
  • ISBN: 9781414335773
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
Craving Grace: A Story of Faith, Failure, and My Search for Sweetness Lisa Velthouse For Lisa Velthouse s whole life, Christianity had been about getting things right Obeying her parents Not drinking Not cursing Not having premarital sex Vowing to save her first kiss until she got engaged, even writing a book called well, Saving My First Kiss This, it turns out, does not actually help a girl get a date Yet after two decades of trying to earnFor Lisa Velthouse s whole life, Christianity had been about getting things right Obeying her parents Not drinking Not cursing Not having premarital sex Vowing to save her first kiss until she got engaged, even writing a book called well, Saving My First Kiss This, it turns out, does not actually help a girl get a date Yet after two decades of trying to earn God s okay, she found her faith was lonely, empty, and unsatisfying So she turned to discipline, of course fasting By giving up her favorite foods sweets Lisa hoped to somehow discover true sweetness and meaning in her relationship with God Until, one night at a wedding, she denied herself the cake but failed in such a different, unexpected, and world rocking way that it challenged everything she thought she knew about God and herself Craving Grace is the true story of a faith dramatically changed how in one woman s life God used a bitter heart, a broken promise, and the sweetness of honey to reveal the stunning wonder that is grace.
Craving Grace: A Story of Faith, Failure, and My Search for Sweetness Lisa Velthouse

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  1. Allyson

    The book is about discovering that God calls Christians to live by his sweet grace, not by works She discovers this during a six month fast of sweets, and calls her fast The Honey Project in the quest for discovering God s sweetness Unfortunately, with the way the author skips around temporally and jumps from one anecdote to the next with no logical connections, it s hard to gather all of that If I were an editor, I would never have picked this project up.The biggest problem with the novel is it [...]

  2. Kate Scott

    Lisa Velthouse s distorted view of God at the beginning of Craving Grace reflects how many Christians relate to their Creator Lisa felt that she had to please God by always doing the right thing lest God cease blessing her or worse yet, smite her for doing the wrong thing Further, she frequently made bargains with God, promising to do something good in exchange for things going her way Craving Grace is the story of Lisa s journey from a works and fear based relationship with God to grace based a [...]

  3. Jenny

    When I read the synopsis of this book, I was really intrigued and excited to give it a read But when I started reading it, it became a different story The time line kept switching and the author s thoughts were so circular and confusing that I had a hard time understanding where we were time line wise and what was going on.Yes I realize that the chapter titles were the time line, but even in the midst of those chapters, it appeared as though she was switching around I couldn t really get a good [...]

  4. Amy Kannel

    the question I found myself asking over and over as I read Craving Grace Did she really just admit that It wasn t so much that the thoughts and actions Lisa described were so appalling, because every time I began to raise my eyebrows in judgment, it didn t take long to spot myself in her confession It was that I couldn t believe she d own up to suchrnality.That s not to give a false impression of this book as titillating in its description of sin it isn t It s simply that for Lisa to recount her [...]

  5. Casey

    This is SO much than a book about fasting I heard about Craving Grace years ago as I was searching for other things Lisa had written since I so enjoyed her first book,Saving My First Kiss I read a simple synopsis of it how she was fasting in order to let GOD be her true sweetness and I wrote it off as irrelevant Fasting wasn t something I wanted to do Fast forward several years, and I m now processing making some pretty major eating changes for health reasons I was wrestling with how to overcom [...]

  6. Joanna

    Craving Grace, by Lisa Velthouse, came as a breath of fresh air I love memoirs, but it has been a while since I have read a memoir of faith I am glad that this is the story that broke that drought because I found it relatable, refreshing, accessible, and extremely timely for me personally.So many nonfiction books written within and for the Christian community seem to have some unspoken assumptions you are new to the faith and had a spectacular conversion story, or you are a long time Christian w [...]

  7. Pilar

    Craving Grace is a memoir about faith, failure and her search for sweetness The premise of this book is the author s struggle and experiences while fasting from sugar, which she refers to as the Honey Project I began fasting from sweets, and suddenly I started having trouble being good I started having a lot of trouble being good Wherever I turned, I was making mistakes, hurting people, being misunderstood, and making a mess of things This didn t make sense, because I was still trying to behave [...]

  8. Melissa

    Craving Grace by Lisa Velthouse is a good book I have to say it took me a while to get into this book though I very much I identified with this book in some ways This book is about someone who practiced her faith for a long time by obeying the rules The odd thing is that she was so busy obeying that she was not getting the love and relationship she needed from God She could not get past the rules and felt like not matter what she did whether it meant saving her fist kiss , going to church or liv [...]

  9. Jennifer Wilson

    I rarely think of chick lit as non fiction, but that is exactly what Lisa Velthouse has created in the book Craving Grace It is funny, girlfriend y, and laugh out loud funny, and yet is a memoir.The book starts as Lisa experiences her first kiss This doesn t sound that big of a deal until you realize she is the author of Saving My First Kiss Why I m keeping confetti in the closet so she has to deal with the ramifications of being a hypocrite by not living up to the premise of her book Or is she [...]

  10. Bluerose'sHeart

    It s important to know that I don t like memoirs I never have I m not a huge non fiction reader, although I usually have at least 2 3 of them going at a time I read them very slowly, though MemoirsI have to read them painfully slow When I decided to review this book, I thought it was a fiction book, and it seemed really interesting Unfortunately, this is the second time I ve mistaken a memoir for a fiction book I know, right And after I got the book, it plainly says a memoir right on the front N [...]

  11. Julia

    I read this book as a part of a book club, and everyone in the group really enjoyed it I admit that I didn t enjoy it as much as everyone else, probably because I made the mistake of reading the end before I read the middle This book has a great message about grace and needing God The part that had the most impact on me was an explanation of the passage He leads me to green pastures Green pastures don t have the same meaning in the middle east as they do here in the U.S In Jesus time, a shepherd [...]

  12. Patricia Kirk

    This book may have begun as a diary of Lisa s six month fast from sweets The reader sees her maturing spiritually and chronologically Lisa spends her life trying to do good to earn God s approval Her commitment is impressive So, to get it right, she decides to do she embarks on a fast from sweets for six months When she starts, her faith feels flat to her But it isn t until she finds herself failing at things she had committed her life to like saving her first kiss she even wrote a book about t [...]

  13. Books to the Sky

    When I read the synopsis of this book, I was really intrigued and excited to give it a read But when I started reading it, it became a different story The time line kept switching and the author s thoughts were so circular and confusing that I had a hard time understanding where we were time line wise and what was going on.Yes I realize that the chapter titles were the time line, but even in the midst of those chapters, it appeared as though she was switching around I couldn t really get a good [...]

  14. Mandy J. Hoffman

    I have to begin by saying I did not get to finish this book So if you want to stop reading here, I don t hold it against you.That being said, I liked what I read well enough, and certainly appreciated her overall point Again, in the part I read But it simply wasn t my style I have too many book like 300 on my to read shelf to use my time reading something that isn t keeping my attention.Since I didn t read the whole book I can t really recommend it, but I will say that if you don t have many boo [...]

  15. Cjoy Esguerra

    One should never give up on a book The ending is the most essential part Though you already have the impression about the book you re reading, don t stop until you ve finished it I already decided to give this book a 4 stars rating but as you can see I gave a 5 That great short ending defies all my negative impressions throughout reading the book This always happens to me Endings are my weakness.

  16. writer...

    how do we move from knowing about God to knowing God by diligence, duty, effort or might it be by spending time together pursuing relationship are we craving God craving God as Grace or are we pursuing performance our own savour the sweetness of Craving Grace as Lisa Velthouse invites us on her spiritual journey into flavourful tastes of new ways of living

  17. Anjeli Crisanto

    I am trying not to doubt that God knows what I need and that he gives it and that sometimes he even gives generously But that kind of thing was so easy to disbelieve in the past it seemed the proof kept pointing in every other direction Which is probably why at the moment my risk of doubting again is at fever pitch.

  18. Elisa

    I appreciated the message of grace Lisa was trying to convey, and I did enjoy the various anecdotes But I found it difficult to keep track of the alternating timelines, and many of the chapters too short to really give much depth.

  19. Ashley

    The author is very open and honest about her experiences which made them very relatable for me She shares some touching and sometimes funny insights she has on her spiritual, writing and community journey.

  20. Ima Vee

    It s a true story of change, faith, fear and all the amazing things God teaches us in things we least expect.

  21. Alan

    Terrific memoir of faith, of dealing with failure, and receiving grace Longer review here eyesandearsblog 2

  22. Kate Elaine

    This is one of my very favorite books I first read it at a time when my life was being overwhelmed by God s grace, and I have since gone through several copies, as I am found of giving it away.

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