Amy Vreeman :: 5.27

Amy Vreeman

Amy Vreeman is a musician, a massage therapist, a photographer, a media editor, a pastor’s daughter, and a self-described “Jill of all trades, master of none.”

This week she released Vol. 3 of her annual tribute to Rich Mullins.

We talked with Amy a few months ago while she was finalizing Vol. 3 and we talk about her about her tributes as well as her faith and life.

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Ragamuffin Gospel

All is Grace – Brennan Manning

All is Grace
All is Grace - Brennan Manning | Image via David C Cook

A new trailer has been released for an upcoming memoir by Brennan Manning:

From the publisher:

It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme – “Yes, Abba is very fond of you!”

But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who’ve known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it – All Is Grace.

I’ve often been blown away by the words of Brennan Manning so I’m really looking forward to this look at his life — in his own words.

As mentioned above, Brennan wrote (several years before before Love Wins):

The love of God for man is, “A union that not only transcends every political, social, cultural and religious consideration and not only infuses them with ultimate meaning, but defines the very purpose of life itself.”

“For His love is never, never, never based on our performance, never conditioned by our moods — of elation or depression. The furious love of God knows no shadow of alteration or change. It is reliable. And always tender.”

It’s a message the world needs to hear.

It’s a message I need to hear.

And it’s a message we’ve been invited to share with the world.

But until we really grab hold of it ourselves, we’ll continually struggle in sharing it with anyone else.

The book is set to release in October 2011. But you can pre-order it today on Amazon.

Until then – how have you seen this deep, deep love of God in your own life?

All is Grace

shaun groves
shaun groves

Shaun Groves is getting closer and closer to releasing his latest (crowd-financed) album.

It’s been great watching from a far as he’s blogged about the process from the original song writing, to rewriting, to the recording process and now sharing one of the mastered tracks – All is Grace.

It’s a beautiful track with a simple lyric, reminding us of grace and how we respond.

You have loved us
You have loved us all
You have loved us all so
We love all

You have blessed us
You have blessed us all
You have blessed us all so
We bless all

Thank you for Christ and cross
Through us still wandering
Thank you for making peace
Through us love our enemies

You have loved us
You have loved us all
You have loved us all so
We love all

You have given
You have given all
You have given all so
We give all

Thank you for daily bread
Through us fill the empty
Thank you for bodies whole
Through us mend the breaking

All is grace…

The album releases in August but you can pre-order it now for only $10!

In addition, Shaun just returned from another Compassion Bloggers trip to the Philippines. Be sure and check out all the great posts from their blogging team as well.