Why do Christians—even mature Christians—still sin so often? Why doesn’t God set us free? We seem to notice more sin in our lives all the time, and we wonder if our progress is a constant disappointment to God. Where is the joy and peace we read about in the Bible?

Barbara Duguid turns to the writings of John Newton to teach us God’s purpose for our failure and guilt—and to help us adjust our expectations of ourselves. Her empathetic, honest approach lifts our focus from our own performance back to the God who is bigger than our failures—and who uses them for his glory. Rediscover how God’s extravagant grace makes the gospel once again feel like the good news it truly is!


“If you desire to follow Jesus but still feel like such a sinner, this is the perfect book for you.” ~ Edward T. Welch, author of When People Are Big and God Is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, and Blame It on the Brain?

“I cannot commend this book enough. We need more and more books like this that remind us that the focus of the Christian faith is not the life of the Christian, but Christ.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of Jesus + Nothing = Everything

“Buy this book. Buy one for a friend and live in the freedom that only the good news of the gospel can bring.” ~ Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Idols of the Heart

“Barb tells the story of God’s unrelenting compassion toward sinners like us with profound wisdom.” ~ Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

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Barbara Duguid is a counselor and ministry assistant at Christ Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Grove City, Pennsylvania, where she crafts the weekly liturgy. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of six children, and she holds an advanced certificate in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania.