Second annual Grace Bomb Day May 16: Inspires sharing
love of Jesus in action
Dolly Parton, Many Others Endorse Grace Bomb Book by Author, Pastor Patrick Linnell Releasing May 1
The second annual Grace Bomb Day happens May 16 and follows the May 1 release of Author and Pastor Patrick Linnell’s timely book Grace Bomb: The Surprising Impact Of Loving Your Neighbors from David C Cook. Churches and individuals across the country will come together for this second annual event to unleash love on neighbors through surprising gifts that point them to the source of kindness, Jesus.
Intentional acts of love prompted by the Holy Spirit, Grace Bombs can practically look like offering an extra tip to a hardworking server, giving up a seat on an airplane, or making a meal for the ER nurse next door, etc. When a person “grace bombs” a neighbor, spouse or stranger, it is a response to God’s call to love those people in generous and surprising ways.
“While we want grace bombing to be a part of our everyday rhythm of life, we have designated May 16 as a day to collectively elevate and live out Jesus’ command in Matthew 5:16 to let our light shine,” says Linnell.
Like the Grace Bomb movement, the companion book is a gateway to personal and corporate revival, inspiring readers to put into practice Jesus’ command to love our neighbors. In Grace Bomb, Pastor Linnell equips readers to join a movement of simple obedience that leads to world-changing impact.
The message of the book resonates with iconic celebrity Dolly Parton, who shares that she’s “all about loving thy neighbor and spreading love and kindness” as many others chime in to endorse Grace Bomb.
Calling the book a “magnificent work,” Rev. Dr. Casely Baiden Essamuah, Secretary, Global Christian Forum, says it’s a “must-read for church leaders and followers of Christ who want to next-level their commitment in practical ways.”
Edward F. Kelley IV, TH. B, M. Min., M.T.S., Executive Pastor and Management Consultant, adds that he thinks the book is “fabulous,” and “was truly astonished by its clarity, simplicity and heart,” while Dr. Robert Morrison McAlister, Global Catalyst, says, “It is so refreshing to read a book that stirs my heart in new ways to make God’s precious Word practical.” “Grace Bomb is a delightful and inspiring read,” continues Buck Rogers, President of Empower Clarity, Inc. “Pat writes in such a winsome, humorous and practical fashion.”
“Simple. Inspiring. Contagious. Essential. That’s Grace Bomb…Pat Linnell mentors us through a neighbor-loving explosion of grace bombing that can change you, your neighbor and the nations!” exclaims Greg St. Cyr, D.Min, pastor of Bay Area Community Church, Annapolis, MD.
“I can’t think of a better book for what the world needs right now…You’ll walk away inspired, prepared and eager to live this out,” says Brian Hopper, Pastor, Equipper, Coach, Bay Area Community Church.
“What’s better than random acts of kindness? Intentional acts of kindness prompted by the Holy Spirit. Grace Bomb is pure delight from start to finish…,” says Tracey Tiernan, radio host 95.1 SHINE-FM.
Drawing on rich examples from Scripture and everyday life, and with a foreword written by Joey Tomassoni, Grace Bomb shows how readers can:
- Deepen sensitivity to the Holy Spirit
- Go beyond cultural expectations of kindness to point people toward Jesus
- Overcome barriers to “Grace Bombing,” such as fear, busyness and prejudice
- Rest in God-given identity and access His supernatural fuel supply
- Experience joy and fun while exercising faith beyond Sundays
Sharing first-hand accounts of “bombs” dropped and received over the past three years of the Grace Bomb movement, Linnell encourages, “In the spirit of Hebrews 10:24, we are considering how to stir one another on to love and good works. When we hear about these simple everyday neighbor-loving actions that really happened, we can better spot the opportunities that God is putting before us even now.”
About Patrick Linnell: Throughout Patrick Linnell’s nearly two decades in pastoral ministry, God’s disruptive grace has been his consistent theme. In 2017, this led to the preaching series that formed the basis for his Grace Bomb book and 2018’s birth of the non-profit The Grace Bomb Company. After an overwhelming response from his congregation, Grace Bomb cards and an interactive website, www.gracebomb.org, were branded and born, and stories began to circulate and be shared about these surprising gifts meant to brighten a neighbor’s day. Since then, Grace Bomb cards have been requested in all 50 States, with more than 1,000 stories shared through the website alone of intentional acts of love motivated by Jesus. Churches around the nation have also launched Grace Bomb as a sermon series and an ongoing discipleship tool.
With an undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing, Linnell at one time had his sights set on corporate America until God broke in with other plans. Instead, he became a missionary to young adults in the greater Baltimore/DC area while completing a MA in Theology from Columbia International University (CIU). Spending 14 years on staff at Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD, Linnell now leads the Grace Bomb movement as chief visionary and travels to churches around the country to introduce them to this unique discipleship tool. He is the husband of 18 years to Kristen, father of four kids, an aging ice hockey player, and extreme yard work enthusiast.
About David C Cook: David C Cook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado—with offices in Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and the United Kingdom—David C Cook produces resources that are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 170 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, David C Cook now also publishes numerous bestselling books, resources, music (Integrity Music), and media from a variety of award-winning authors and artists. Learn more about David C Cook’s mission at DavidCCook.org.
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