Brennan Manning, best known for his book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, passed away at the age of 78 after many years of declining health, his family announced.
"Richard Francis Xavier Manning, better known to legions of faithful readers as author, speaker, and contemplative Brennan Manning, for whom grace was irresistible, completed his earthly journey on Friday, April 12 at 12:10AM. He is now resting safely in the arms of his Abba," says the obituary posted on his official website by his family.
"Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever," Manning wrote in The Ragamuffin Gospel, published in 1990 and billed as "good news for the bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out."