Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli. My small group studied this book some time ago. It was such a relief to follow Mr. Yaconelli’s discovery that God loves even the imperfect of us, and can use us “as-is” for his kingdom’s work.
(From the Amazon review)
So, You Don’t Think You’re a Very Good Christian . . .
Do you ever feel like:
- I don’t pray enough
- I don’t read my Bible enough
- I don’t share my faith enough
- I don’t love God enough
- I’m not committed enough
- I’m not spiritual enough
Then this book is for you. From the man who knew messiness intimately well, Mike Yaconelli’s book, Messy Spirituality, was written for the silent majority of us who are convinced that we just don’t do Christianity right. We spend most of our lives worried about what we don’t do instead of what we have done, focused on our imperfections instead of God’s fondness for the imperfect. Why? Because we’ve been bombarded with books, movies, podcasts, seminars, and social media convincing us that real Christianity is all about perfection. Michael Yaconelli dares to suggest that imperfection, infiniteness, and messiness are, in fact, the earmarks of true Christianity; that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided . . . and gloriously liberating.