The Grace of Gratitude is a wonderful little book, short enough to get through in a couple of hours. By focusing on Psalm 66, Paul Mallard gives a winsome reminder of the importance the gratitude in the life of the believer. He shows how we can thank God and sing his praise whatever the circumstances we are facing.
Paul Mallard weaves real-life illustrations throughout his exegesis of Psalm 66. As he does so he shows that even though, “we cannot control our circumstances, we can control our responses. Gratitude is a choice.” We might find it hard to believe or appreciate that we can chose to respond to gratitude. There are times when our feelings to situations seem out of control or overwhelming. But with great sensitivity Paul Mallard shows us that we can delight in all that God has done for us. We need to lift our eyes off ourselves and back onto our sovereign, saving God.
In a year that has been so difficult for so many, in a variety of different ways this book is necessary challenge to turn our grumbling to gratitude and see all the ways God is working for our good and his glory in our lives.
Rachel Sloan, Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh & FIEC