Permission Granted by Margot Starbuck

Permission Granted by Margot Starbuck


About this book

Would Jesus stand on a street corner waving a sign that condemned a particular kind of sinner?

Would he deliver diatribes on TV news shows against them?

Would he support religious leaders who use their positions to marginalize the less-than-holy?

When she got the feeling that authentic love for those identified by the church as “Special Sinners” looked diametrically different than Christians in the media spotlight made it appear, Margot Starbuck went looking for the truth. Scouring the Gospels for the Jesus who felt as uncomfortable as she did around disreputable sinners, Margot was surprised to find no record of him there. Instead, she found the kind of grace that would actually be received by those in bars, in strip clubs, and at drag queen bingo.

Permission Granted is her passionate and liberating call to all of us to truly love others as Jesus does. With wit and clarity of insight, Starbuck shows that there are no “Special Sinners” who are worse or more deserving of contempt and judgment than others, and challenges us to a radical acceptance of the ones God loves and receives.

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MY THOUGHTS ….…….This is a really good book to read about how to interact with sinners. Sometimes we have to go to those places that we don’t normally go to meet up with those we need to witness to. Ms. Starbuck uses humor and scripture and lots of tips to help each of us tell others about our loving God. Permission Granted is well written, and will keep your attention, so you will want to read the entire book. 

I received this book from Baker Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


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