In Defiant Grace, Dane Ortland calls Christians back to the beauty of the gospel of grace. He shows how in many ways, we have domesticated the message of Jesus, and conformed him to our image, rather than transforming us into his.
The real question is not how to avoid becoming a Pharisee; the question is how to recover from being the Pharisees that we already are...Law feels safe; grace feels risky. Rule-keeping breeds a sense of manageability; grace feels like moral vertigo. --From the Introduction