This Beautiful Mess
&"As I read this book, I find great hope in the presence of the kingdom of God and a deeper desire to participate in it.&" &-from the foreword by Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz & When Jesus was...
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&"As I read this book, I find great hope in the presence of the kingdom of God and a deeper desire to participate in it.&"
&-from the foreword by Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz
When Jesus was on earth, He painted a radical vision for His followers of an unseen reality. He called it &"the kingdom of God.&" Even here, Jesus said&-in the harshness and mess of earth&-His kingdom is the way things really are.
His announcement was nothing less than revolutionary, yet His followers were not quick to pick up on it. They longed for another world&-a world without injustice or oppression or poverty. But Jesus said that His kingdom was already happening all around them, through them, and in them.
This Beautiful Mess explores what happens when we view our lives through the lens of God&'s kingdom. We see the beauty of Jesus&' reign breaking into the mess of our broken world. We
Rick McKinley is author of Jesus in the Margins and This Beautiful Mess. He planted Imago Dei Community in October of 2000. Since that time Imago has been voted one of the top 25 most innovative churches in the country by Outreach Magazine. Rick is also the co-creator of Advent Conspiracy a global initiative with the goal of recovering the meaning of the incarnation by calling the church to be a leading voice in the global water crisis. Rick speaks around the country teaching the Bible on holistic mission, leadership, and spiritual formation.