For the month of August, the LDS Living Book Club will be re-framing the way we think about grace by studying “Original Grace” by Latter-day Saint scholar Adam S. Miller. Here’s a peek at some of the introspective questions we’ll be diving into:
What if instead of implicitly affirming the traditional logic of original sin, we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, emphasized the deeper reality of God’s original grace? What if we broke entirely with the belief that suffering can sometimes be deserved and claimed that suffering can never be deserved?
In exploring these questions, we’ll look into scriptures and the truths of the Restoration to reframe Christianity’s traditional thinking about grace, justice, and sin. He outlines the logic of original sin versus that of original grace and generates fresh insights into how the doctrine of grace relates to justice, creation, forgiveness, and more.
What This Month Holds
- An easy-to-follow reading schedule shared on Instagram
- Excerpts from the book shared on LDSLiving.com
- Poignant quotes and discussion of the topics addressed in the book
About LDS Living Book Club
Each month we choose a new book to read together. Joining is easy! Simply follow @ldslivingbookclub on Instagram for reading reminders and insights.
About the Book
Available now in Deseret Book stores and at deseretbook.com.