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Ragamuffin Gospel (audio)

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Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs his head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition—now with full appendix, study questions, and the author’s own epilogue, “Ragamuffin 10 Years Later,” Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The father beckons us to himself with a “furious love” that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God’s grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock—the “ragamuffins.”

  • Introduces readers to a loving and compassionate God
  • Discusses the realities of Christ’s love for us and its powerful transformative presence
  • Addresses the misconceptions held by Christians in regard to their relationship with God
  • Something Is Radically Wrong
  • Magnificent Monotony
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel
  • Tilted Halos
  • Cormorants and Kittiwakes
  • Grazie, Signore
  • Paste Jewelry and Sawdust Hot Dogs
  • Freedom from Fear
  • The Second Call
  • The Victorious Lump
  • A Touch of Folly
Brennan Manning does a masterful job of blowing the dust off of shop-worn theology and allowing God’s grace to do what only God’s grace can do—amaze.

Max Lucado, author, The Gift for All People

This is a zestful and accurate portrayal that tells us unmistakably that the gospel is good, dazzlingly good.

Eugene Peterson, author, The Message

Manning’s work comes with a foreword and a testimony, both evidence of its power. That’s a heavy load, but the book largely lives up to it. Scott Brick’s delivery helps; it may even be better read aloud than silently because Manning writes so much for the ear. Sounding like an educated but folksy minister—he is pitching his account to the ‘ragamuffins’ of the world, after all—Manning piles image upon vivid image. Brick picks up this cadence and pounds away at Manning’s message of an all-embracing love that emphasizes grace over judgment, perhaps grace even over dogma. Brick’s voice is both dramatic and reassuring.


Brennan Manning

Brennan Manning (1934–2013) was a Franciscan priest, theology professor, and spiritual director. He studied at St. John’s University, the University of Missouri, St. Francis Seminary, Columbia University, and Catholic University of America.

Brennan’s ministry responsibilities over the years took him from the hallways of academia to the byways of the poor. In the mid-seventies Brennan resumed campus ministry at Broward Community College. His successful ministry was harshly interrupted, however, when he suffered a precipitate collapse into alcoholism. Six months of treatment restored his health and placed him on the road to recovery. It was at this point in his life that Brennan began writing in earnest.

Brennan traveled widely as he continued to write and preach, encouraging men and women everywhere to accept and embrace the good news of God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ. He wrote many books, including All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, Patched Together, and Abba’s Child