I just started reading Between Noon and Three by Robert Farrar Capon. Maybe next week I will post a few of his comments about grace. Capon definitely flips religion upside down. Meanwhile, I am also in a book club discussing The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer’s ideas about cheap grace seem to be such a contradiction to Capon’s perspective. Anyway, the contrast is interesting. Both books are causing me to consider my beliefs about grace.
The opening lines of Capon’s story of scandalous grace set in the context of adultery:
By and by, I want to tell you a story. It will be about a man and a woman who actually succeed in getting away with something. I think I shall make him a university professor and her a suburban housewife finishing some long-interrupted work on a master’s in English. Paul, perhaps will do for his name: forty, tall, dark, and handsome. And for hers? Linda? No, Linda is a waitress with a sad, uncomprehended history of failed romances.
Have you read this book? What did you think? Too extreme?