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Wrestling with an Angel by Greg Lucas

by Dan Cruver Published Nov 17, 2010

Cruciform Press recently released Greg Lucas’ powerful little book Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace. About Greg’s book, Joni Eareckson Tada writes:

Witty…stunning…striking…humorous and heartfelt. In our culture which is so quick to devalue life, Wrestling with an Angel provides a fresh, honest look at one father’s struggle to embrace God in the midst of his son’s disability. Can sheer laughter and weeping gracefully coexist in a world of so much affliction? Greg knows all about it. And inside these pages he passes on his lessons of grace to us. I highly recommend this wonderfully personal book!

What is not immediately apparent from Greg’s book is that it’s also an adoption story of sorts. One of the many things I loved about Wrestling with an Angel is that you do not find out that Jake was adopted until chapter 7. Adoption is about a child’s full and unconditional entrance into a family. It’s not about attaching a new and permanent adjective to a child as in “he is my adopted son.” As Russell Moore has written, “Adopted is a past-tense verb, not an adjective.” By not telling us until chapter 7 that Jake was adopted, Greg Lucas’ little book powerfully illustrates the truth that adoption is about full membership into a family.

If you looking for a powerful, grace-satuarted book to read, let me encourage you to get Wrestling with an Angel. You can purchase it here either as a print book ($7.45) or as an ebook ($4.49). Wrestling with an Angel is also now available in .mobi (great for Kindle) and .epub (great for iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo), but those formats listed on the site yet. So if you buy the PDF, Cruciform Press will follow up with an email to ask if you would rather have one of those other two formats.

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  • http://CruciformPress.com Kevin Meath

    Cruciform Press actually has this book now in .mobi (great for Kindle) and .epub (great for iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo), but we don’t have those formats listed on the site yet. So if you buy the PDF, we will follow up with an email to ask if you would rather have one of those other two formats. Honest. If it doesn’t happen, you can blame me personally.


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