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The Ragamuffin Gospel

The Ragamuffin Gospel

The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus' gospel was one of grace, and that efforts to earn salvation are impossibly misguided. He states that the true meaning of God's grace has been lost in society amidst a constant search to merely please God, as though the Almighty is only a "small minded book keeper," who tallies sins and uses them against humanity. Citing numerous biblical references and utilizing colleagues' stories, Manning illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God's grace, and its power to change lives. A popular quote from the book: “To evangelize a person is to say to him or her: you, too, are loved by God in the Lord Jesus.” It was first published in 1990.


„I have been seized by the power of a great affection.“

—  Brennan Manning, book The Ragamuffin Gospel

p. 181 https://books.google.com/books?id=sUTZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA181
1990s, The Ragamuffin Gospel (1990)
Source: The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

„My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.“

—  Brennan Manning, book The Ragamuffin Gospel

p. 11 https://books.google.com/books?id=sUTZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA11
Source: 1990s, The Ragamuffin Gospel (1990)

„Jesus was victorious not because he never flinched, talked back, or questioned, but having flinched, talked back, and questioned, he remained faithful.“

—  Brennan Manning, book The Ragamuffin Gospel

p. 168 https://books.google.com/books?id=sUTZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA11&dq=%22My+deepest+awareness+of+myself+is+that+I+am+deeply+loved+by+Jesus+Christ+and+I+have+done+nothing+to+earn+it+or+deserve+it.%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi7yeaQ9ZTkAhUOnFkKHUBmB1sQ6AEwAHoECAAQAg#v=onepage&q=%22My%20deepest%20awareness%20of%20myself%20is%20that%20I%20am%20deeply%20loved%20by%20Jesus%20Christ%20and%20I%20have%20done%20nothing%20to%20earn%20it%20or%20deserve%20it.%22&f=false
1990s, The Ragamuffin Gospel (1990)
Source: The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

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