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What it’s about
Some pastors preach boring sermons. Some church music is dull. But here’s the thing: If Jesus had been boring, the disciples wouldn’t have followed him and the Pharisees wouldn’t have killed him.
So if you’re bored, don’t waste another minute. If your church service feels like a failed pep rally that never leads to the actual game, then it’s time for you to follow Jesus onto the field where the opposition is real and the stakes are extraordinary. It will get messy. It won’t always be comfortable. But you’ll make a difference. And you’ll discover that nobody’s bored out there. Nobody.
I’m guessing that it comes as no surprise to you that we live in a messy world. In this book, the author talks about how (some) Christians avoid this mess, and this tends to make them feel bored.
He says that instead of being bored, we should pray and figure out how we can move toward the mess. He also gives you many ways to figure out how you can move toward the mess.
If you move toward the mess, you’ll no longer suffer from a “boring Christian life.” He gives many examples of different “messes” from war-torn countries, to the house down the street from you.
Any place that lacks Jesus or is in need of help. It’s important that we help others, but it doesn’t always have to be some big extravagant act of heroism – people are in need literally everywhere.
Sometimes stepping up to help others can be scary, but that’s what God wants us to do. I really love the message of this book.
It seems like everywhere I look these days, I see hate and chaos and judgment and other ugly things going on. It honestly gets really tiring and it saddens me.
I wish people could let go of their anger and realize that we’re all human and we shouldn’t always try to tear each other down; we should help each other out and build each other up.
I’ve always loved helping people, ever since I was little. So the meaning and thought behind this book really spoke to me. I believe that our duty as humans is to help each other when we can, give back to our community, and lend a hand to our fellow humans if it’s in our power to.
This book actually inspired my husband and I to volunteer to help military veterans. We both have quite a few veterans in our family, and we’ve both seen the inadequate amount of help and assistance that veterans tend to get when they’re out of the military.
I also received 1 paperback copy of the book to give away to one of you!* You can enter the giveaway below – just be sure to follow the rules; I’ll be checking! 🙂
I’ll be contacting the winner via email on March 11th!
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Does this seem like a book you’d like to read?