Brennan Manning died a couple weeks ago.
I never really got "into" Manning; found his stuff hard to read (this is not a general criticism, just a personal taste thing)
Some of his writings made me a bit nervous, but quotes like this trumped what I found difficult to swallow:
"My life is a witness to vulgar grace—a grace that amazes as it offends. . . . A grace that hikes up the robe and runs breakneck toward the prodigal reeking of sin and wraps him up and decides to throw a party, no ifs, ands, or buts. . . .
It’s not cheap. It’s free, and as such will always be a banana peel for the orthodox foot and a fairy tale for the grown-up sensibility."