Move Toward the Mess.
Move Toward the Mess
David C. Cook
c/o Cook Communications
4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
9780781413374, $16.99, PB, 208pp, www.amazon.com
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 as a member of the Christian community, and especially if you are the pastor of a church, and you find yourself 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 to help you accomplish that transformation is the purpose and reason that John Hambrick (who is part of the leadership team at Buckhead Church, which is the urban campus of North Point Community Church, Alpharetta, Georgia) has written and presents "Move Toward the Mess: The Ultimate Fix for a Boring Christian Life". Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Move Toward the Mess" an invaluable contribution to Christian Studies collections, as a consistently engaging read that is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Move Toward the Mess" is also readily available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).