Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace by Greg Lucas is only 100 pages but it is a book that will leave you changed forever. Each page of my book is tear stained by the beauty and humility of Lucas’ story of his disabled son. You do not need to have a disabled child to have this book touch you deeply. God places pride crushers in each of our lives, it may be though a child’s disability, or through financial struggles, etc. Whatever it is Lucas shows us through every day events, where to see God’s grace through it all.
Below are some sentences that touched me:
Grace exposes our weakness so we can draw strength from someone stronger.
Grace humbles us by crushing our pride through humiliation.
I love how Lucas exposes the myth that God will never give us more than we can handle. That is a false belief, God will give us more than we can handle so we will rely on His strength. It is then we in turn can give God all the glory.
Sometimes it is hard to pick up a book you know will be an emotional journey beforehand, but I am glad I read Lucas’ book because I would have missed the big blessings found in Wrestling with an Angel. You will laugh and cry throughout this book but you will be washed anew with God’s goodness and grace. I strongly recommend this book.
Click here to read Chapter One.