In the Christian world, there is Special Grace, which is knowledge of God through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. On the other hand, Common Grace is what a person can know of God through everyday life - experiences with family and friends, observance of the natural world. This is a book about the spiritual and moral pathways that can inform one's everyday life. With the natural skills of a gifted preacher, Anthony Robinson connects stories and anecdotes to biblical wisdom and offers up valuable, useful, and inspiring lessons for life. Common Grace is divided in thirds: first he addresses the personal, the individual, the self. Next, he relies on the notion that a person is a person because of other people, and he moves to the next concentric circle of family and personal relationships. The third part of the book is about being a person in the world, interacting and contributing to the institutions and make up a society. Anthony Robinson is a preacher who hails from the intellectual (not the dogmatic) branch of Christian thinking and practice. parent, the power of the blessing (and how that simple social grace has been somewhat abused lately), the moments that remind us that we don't just move through this life alone, the significance of forgiveness (and how to do it in case you have forgotten), how selfishness (another form of gluttony) has become a popular lifestyle. He even has some wonderful - and not the usual - words about Christmas. Robinson is a charismatic and deeply thoughtful preacher (indeed, he teaches other preachers how to preach). This isn't a book of sermons, but the he brings the tools of good preaching to the printed page with effective results.