Living in Full View of the God of Grace

Bruce Young

October 24, 2022Chattanooga, TN

Author Bruce Young is a long-time missionary with Mission to the World (MTW). After growing up as a missionary kid in Japan, he spent decades as a church-planter and then with the Spiritual Life Department to train other missionaries. Book description below.

MTW missionaries involved in this project:

  • Author — Bruce Young (Nagoya, Japan, retired)
  • Cover Design — Peter Bakelaar (Seto, Japan)
  • Preface — Roger W. Lowther (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Editing — Roger W. Lowther (Tokyo, Japan), Megan Nairn (Chiba, Japan)

Listen to the podcast below to hear Bruce and Susan Young talk about the book.

The Japanese people are so gifted in the arts, but to say to a Christian, "Well, that's a secular thing. That's not something God is involved in," is a huge mistake. They need to know that the Creator God, who is creative beyond measure, has bestowed on us that creativity, and that when we express it, we express the image of God in us. That understanding frees up Japanese Christians to use what they have. I've seen so much talent and gifted-ness in these areas, but for Japanese Christians to say, "Well, that's not something that is part of my Christian life" is a big loss.

Bruce Young


See the God of grace clearly . . .

One crisp fall morning, a beautiful snow-capped Mt. Fuji stands out against the clear blue sky. As you drive closer, the shape and color becomes even more distinguishable and awe-inspiring. Then suddenly, something takes your enjoyment away. A line of trees completely block your view of the mountain. You try to look around, over, and through the trees, but you cannot see the mountain even though you know it is still there.

What if the beautiful mountain you are trying to enjoy is the God of grace? What are the “trees” in your life that block your view of this amazing God?

God is the source of all beauty, yet so many struggles and challenges in life can block your view of him. Bruce Young, life-long missionary to the Japanese, identifies these obstacles while showing how to once again live in full view of the God of grace.