Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 160
Dimensions: 8.5 × 5.5 (inches)
Life is messy. And Christians are not exempt. Unfortunately, this is not the message we tend to hear. We're told to be moral, look good, and set a positive example. After all, as some people may tell us, we're the only Jesus some people see--so we better make him look good. That's a heavy burden. And so we work feverishly to hide our messes from each other and from God for fear of judgment . . . all the while wondering how we can ever be loved.
But Christianity is not about being less of a mess. It's about admitting that we need to be saved from trying to clean ourselves up. In Beloved Mess, author and blogger Kimm Crandall frees Christians to live with the assurance that God loves us right here, right now. He's not waiting for us to clean up our act before we're worthy to come to him. He wants us to stop trying to fix the mess so that we can allow him to wash it away for us.
"Kimm unpacks the wonder of God's mercy with honesty and courage and shows how it reaches all the way down to every dimension of our hearts and lives."--Justin S. Holcomb, author, On the Grace of God
"Read this short but life-changing book, go back to it again and again, and see yourself falling more in love with the One who loved us and gave himself for us."--Jessica Thompson, author of Everyday Grace
Kimm Crandall is a mother of four and the author of Christ in the Chaos. The founder of Dropping Keys Ministries, she is a frequent blogger on popular Christian websites such as Key Life Network (keylife.org) and Logos's Faithlife Women. She has been a featured guest on several nationally syndicated radio shows such as Haven Today and Steve Brown, Etc. She also speaks at conferences and retreats for churches and parachurch organizations.