All Is Grace has ratings and reviews. Christopher said: Wow! Brennan Manning’s farewell book really got to me. Through most of the book, I thou. All Is Grace. A Ragamuffin Memoir tones, Maurice England narrates the equally honest and sincere memoir of Father Brennan Manning. Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel) sums up this reluctant memoir: “I am alive, but it’s been hard.” Weathered and tired, Manning narrates his life.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It sounds so much like we are being let off the hook, given license, given permission to take the love of God for granted. Jan 17, Ken Bickley gracw it really liked it.

Dec 28, Robb Ryerse rated it it was amazing. Brennan Manning’s farewell book really got to me. But this book is Manning’s attempt at memoir and in telling the story of his life, he reveals what he had hinted at in his other books that I’ve read: In this book, the author communicates the regrets js is experiencing–now at the end of his life–due to poor choices, alcoholism, and the human condition.

Choosing full disclosure in a narrative that might burnish his reputation, Brennan presents himself as the apostle Paul once did, as a clay jar, a disposable container made of baked dirt. He details, in his usual clear, precise prose, just how much of a betrayer to Christ he been all while seeking with no little effort to become more like that Nazarene Rabbi.

As my mother began opening my gift, I held my breath in anticipation. I was impacted by Manning’s vulnerability and willingness to share such raw emotions and heart-wrenching incidents from his life particularly from his childhood.

She said, “You know, I messed up a lot when you were a kid, But you turned out okay. He balances that with his constant knowledge of His Abba Father’s constant presence and love, regardless of his failings.

In time, Brennan goes off to college, and then abruptly joins the Marines, and then abruptly becomes a Franciscan priest, and then abruptly joins the Little Brothers of Jesus in Europe, and then abruptly starts a new community in Mobile Alabama, and then abruptly … You get the picture. Sometimes I get tired ragamuffi being a Christian, let alone a pastor. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it — All Is Grace.


He asked his audience t Written near the end of his life inwith assistance from John Blase, Brennan Manning reflects on his life’s journey in ragamuffjn deeply honest way.

All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

I really enjoyed this book. If done well, and this one is, then it really can show what is important for that person. As I read this book over and over again I thought, yes, I can worship the kind of loving God Brennan Manning keeps talking about. By focusing on the flaws, he leaves out many of the triumphs.

This is a fine memoir from a man that has brace love-drenched words throughout his ragamuffun. It’s memoiir, and as such will always be a banana peel for the orthodox foot and a fairy tale for the grown-up sensibility. May 28, Laura rated it really liked it. But this was a great read, his last book, I believe. This book reminded me that only people who wrestle constantly with their flesh can TRULY know what Grace is and delight in it.

While reading it I was moved to tears, not something I am prone to do. His speaking and books have touched thousands, if not millions. As a fan of all of his writing, I was especially moved by the conversational way he writes to his readers so that they might truly know him and recognize that all of his life–with many dark chapters–is grace.

I’ve no delusions of heroically bringing down the house of fear that imprisons so many. In the s, Manning returned to the United States and memojr writing after confronting his alcoholism. It works without asking anything of us. I was not aware of Manning’s history and controversy, although the fact that he has kept and grown in his faith through it all makes me respect him even more so. The winter is stark but also comforting. Written iis the end of his life inwith assistance from John Blase, Brennan Manning reflects on his life’s journey in a deeply honest way.

I just didn’t understand. I looked at my mother and said, “I forgive you. But there’s more than the addiction; sll his leaving the Roman Catholic priesthood to marry his wife, whom he later divorced.

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If He wants it ragamuffkn, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices.

So my first direct encounter with Manning was through his memoir, All is Grace: Oct 13, Anna rated it really liked it. At times, it’s easy to see the brokenness of this man who understands to a degree the grace of God; but at other times, it seems that that grace is treated so flippantly.

That’s how the light gets in. I felt like I’d purchased the Hope Diamond for her, but it wasn’t enough. John, the disciple Jesus loved, ended his first letter with this line: As I looked, I believe I finally saw my mother; she was a ragamuffin too.

At the same time – I’m wrestling with how a man can claim to have such dramatic encounters with the Lord and still remain in such bondage.

Real person with real struggles from a tough background overwhelmed by the wonderfulness of grace. Manning transported water via donkey, worked as a mason’s assistant and a dishwasher in France, was imprisoned by choice in Switzerland, and spent six months in a remote cave somewhere in the Zaragoza desert.

I received this book free from the publisher. Some might even go so far as wll call it ugly. This is not a long book just over 4 hours on audiobut it does a very good job showing why for Manning ‘All is Grace’.

His life truly reflects what he has told others countless times throughout his life: It’s not that he ceases to proclaim the part of the good news that involves Kemoir radical acceptance of us “just the Bought this on a whim last week; I had read a couple of Manning’s books probably 10 years ago Abba’s Child and The Ragamuffin Gospel and I appreciate mempir ability to capture an aspect of the Christian idea of grace in brutally simple terms.

A grace that pays the eager beaver who works all day long the same wage as the grinning drunk gracw shows up at ten till five.