Saturday, April 9, 2016
Review: Honestly:Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives by:Daniel Fusco
About the Book:
Your life is messy, hard, and uncertain right now--and if it isn't, it has been or it will be. Messiness is the human condition. Part of the messiness is the unpredictability of life, not the unrelenting evil of life. And Jesus shows up inside all of that, because He experienced every aspect of what it's like to be human: joy, physical pain, family arguments, frustration, existential trauma, and more. If Jesus is a real person, we should expect to meet Him in all of life. And only through the Good News and love of Jesus can we learn how to thrive in the midst of our mess. Daniel Fusco, a pastor and jazz musician, riffs on the major themes of the book of Ephesians to help each of us find God in the midst of our mess.
The author provides some very entertaining commentary on Ephesians and the letter Paul wrote to the Ephesus church. We have a lot to learn from these people because they weren't being corrected because they had done outlandish things it was simple everyday stuff or mess. The messiness of life is what this book is all about. The author uses Ephesians as a model to retrain us to think differently about our lives and Jesus' good news to all messy people. I like the message of the book and I absolutely love how the author interwove his own personal journey so that we can agree that life is messy. Great book!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.