I don’t know that I’ve ever thought of this world as being a “beautiful mess”…beautiful sometimes, a mess sometimes–but both together? Rick Mckinley suggests that if we begin looking at the world this way, it could change everything!
He challenges us to take literally Jesus’ comment that the kingdom of God is here–now–even in the middle of this beautiful mess.
So what would happen if we really lived out our faith? If instead of trying to “do” things to bring about the kingdom of God, we simply lived as though we were already in it? That’s what Jesus said, really…that it’s here and now.
He draws on many personal examples growing out of his own life and the lives of members of the church he established, a church committed to seeing the kingdom of God now. There were times when I laughed, times when I cried…but many times when I was challenged. It’s a new way of looking at life–and well worth reading.
This book was provided free of charge from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for reviewing it.