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Mud and the Masterpiece

Mud and the Masterpiece

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"Beneath the surface of every broken person, there is a work of art waiting to be revealed. This book shows us how."
- Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker

Every person you see--including the one you see in the mirror--is a Masterpiece.

Why were "sinners" so attracted to Jesus yet repelled by the religious? It had everything to do with the heart of Jesus. They sensed that Jesus was for them--not against them. When broken, sinful people feel repelled by Christians, we must honestly assess whether our hearts reveal the heart of God or subtly reflect the heart of the Pharisees. Burke believes that ultimately, our impact in a broken, hurting world will show what's in our hearts.

Through an engaging study of Jesus' encounters with imperfect people, combined with real-life stories of ordinary people having Christlike impact, this book will inspire you to reveal the Masterpiece in you and those around you.

"I wish all believers loved people who are far from God like John Burke does. Mud and the Masterpiece reminds us of our desperate need to join Jesus in the messy work of life-on-life discipleship."
- Ed Stetzer, www.edstetzer.com, author of Subversive Kingdom

"John is a man who not only knows Jesus, but that Jesus really saves and redeems broken people and makes them trophies of his grace."
- Alan Hirsch, author, activist, dreamer, www.alanhirsch.org

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About "Mud and the Masterpiece"

"Beneath the surface of every broken person, there is a work of art waiting to be revealed. This book shows us how."
- Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker

Every person you see--including the one you see in the mirror--is a Masterpiece.

Why were "sinners" so attracted to Jesus yet repelled by the religious? It had everything to do with the heart of Jesus. They sensed that Jesus was for them--not against them. When broken, sinful people feel repelled by Christians, we must honestly assess whether our hearts reveal the heart of God or subtly reflect the heart of the Pharisees. Burke believes that ultimately, our impact in a broken, hurting world will show what's in our hearts.

Through an engaging study of Jesus' encounters with imperfect people, combined with real-life stories of ordinary people having Christlike impact, this book will inspire you to reveal the Masterpiece in you and those around you.

"I wish all believers loved people who are far from God like John Burke does. Mud and the Masterpiece reminds us of our desperate need to join Jesus in the messy work of life-on-life discipleship."
- Ed Stetzer, www.edstetzer.com, author of Subversive Kingdom

"John is a man who not only knows Jesus, but that Jesus really saves and redeems broken people and makes them trophies of his grace."
- Alan Hirsch, author, activist, dreamer, www.alanhirsch.org
- Koorong

The reason "sinners" ran from the religious, yet ran to Jesus had everything to do with his heart's attitude toward people. They could sense Jesus was for them-not against them. Unlike the Pharisees, who could only see the mud of sin, Jesus saw a masterpiece under the mud that was so valuable, he was willing to give his life to restore messy people to the original work of art he created them to be. Combining an engaging study of Jesus's encounters with imperfect people with inspiring stories of ordinary Christians having Christlike impact, this insightful book encourages readers to see the masterpiece beneath the mud in everyone. It shows how to align our hearts with the heart of God and our actions with the interactions of Jesus in order to show God's love to a hurting, broken world.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Burke

John Burke and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998. Since then, Gateway has grown to over 3,000 people, 70 percent of whom are in their twenties and thirties, and consists mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. Burke is also the author of No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come-as-You-Are Culture in the Church and Soul Revolution He has contributed the chapter "The Emerging Church and Incarnational Theology" in Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches.

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  • Catalogue Code 359124
  • Product Code 9780801015632
  • ISBN 0801015634
  • EAN 9780801015632
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Feb 2013
  • Sales Rank #55132
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.419kg

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