Next month will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. And yet, even in the twenty-first century we need the Reformation, with its emphasis on "grace alone," more than ever. As author Carl Trueman writes in his introduction to this book, "Grace is the heart of the Christian gospel. It is a doctrine that touches the very depths of human existence because it not only reveals to us the very heart of God but draws us back into that precious communion with him that was so tragically lost at the fall."
In Grace Alone, Trueman explores the notion of grace first as it is presented in Scripture, and its later development in church history, from Augustine through the Reformation. He then uses that foundation to draw some practical implications for the church today, given a robust understanding of God's grace in the preached word, the sacraments, and in prayer.