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When Jesus looks for grace in your church, it’s like spotting the sunrise in the dark sky. The smallest rays of grace eclipse sin, each sunbeam from the Spirit stirring the heart of the Son.
Unfortunately, apart from the Spirit, we don’t naturally see the church as Jesus does. We know grace is there—somewhere—but as hot tempers, cold relationships, bitterness, unremarkable sermons, lackluster programs, and unmet expectations fill the page, grace seems invisible. We must confront sin. We must disagree. But as we learn to see the church the way Jesus does, we’ll become less focused on other people’s failings and more alive to God’s remarkable grace in their lives.
"Visible Grace is really an excellent, practical little book! Caleb's insights help readers discover grace in the lives of fellow believers and navigate conflicts with a compassionate approach. It's a valuable resource that will undoubtedly benefit those seeking to deepen their understanding of grace and foster godly, grace-filled relationships within the church."
Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville
"When you think of your church, do you briefly glance at grace but stare at the sin? Then this book is for you. Batchelor prescribes lenses to give us a God-like view of Christ's beloved community – the church. "
J. Mack Stiles, Director, Messenger Ministries Inc.
“Read this wonderful book to recall the grace of God in your own life and how you can be an agent of grace to others.”
Dr. Tom Schreiner
“Read and ask God to help you see others the way you hope they’ll see you.”
In this book, Caleb Batchelor helps Christians love the local church by looking at the church through the lens of Jesus. When Jesus looks at His bride, He sees her beauty, her obedience, her service, her love for Him, even if imperfect. And yet, the reality is we often look out at our churches and focus on flaws and faults. Visible Grace comes in, then, and provides something of a spiritual LASIK surgery, correcting our view of Christ’s people by pointing us to God’s Word and the heart of Jesus.
Omar Johnson, pastor, Temple Hills Baptist Church
"An impatient generation is slow to perceive sanctification in others. A cynical generation loves to find fault. A hopeless generation will forget that glory is coming. We often dwell upon our fellow church members’ shortcomings and not their status in Christ. Batchelor’s alternative encouragement to marvel God’s handiwork - His grace in His people even amid disagreement - is an apt message for Christians today."
Jonathan Worsley, pastor, Edgefield Church, Nashville