The story of Jesus in the Gospels includes all kinds of interesting peoplesome who claimed to be saints but proved to be scoundrels, as well as scoundrels who were transformed into saints.
In Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus, Nancy Guthrie provides a fresh look into what shaped and motivated people such as John the Baptist, Peter, the Pharisees, Zacchaeus, Judas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, Stephen, and Paul. Join her as she reintroduces us to these biblical characters, helping us to see more clearly the ways in which they reveal the generous grace of Jesus toward sinners.
Praise for the book:
“How grateful I am to God for Nancy Guthrie’s new book and personal Bible study, Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus! This is the book that I will put in the hands of all my women friends, from the not-yet believer to the seasoned saint ... Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus is convicting and comforting at once, reminding all true believers that God’s family is rough around the edges and held together by grace.”
Rosaria Butterfield, speaker, author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key, and Former Professor of English, Syracuse University
“If you have ever felt that the Bible belongs to another world, you must read this book. Nancy Guthrie’s compelling cameos will draw you into the lives of people whose interactions with Jesus are surprisingly like our own. These characters will speak directly to the realities of your life, giving you a fresh glimpse of all that can be yours in Jesus Christ. Get ready to see yourself in the scoundrels and, by God’s grace, become more like the saints.”
Colin S. Smith, Senior Pastor of The Orchard in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and author of For All Who Grieve and Heaven, How I Got Here
“I have a deep appreciation for Nancy Guthrie’s ability to commend the wonders of grace with such wonderful prose, and this book is no exception. Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus is a brilliant 'rogues’ gallery’ of redemption with a heart-stirring focus on the Saint who came unabashedly for scoundrels like you and me. Read and be refreshed again in the gospel.”
Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, author in Residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of The Imperfect Disciple
Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus