9781590525012

This Beautiful Mess : Practicing the Presence of the Kingdom of God

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590525012

  • ISBN10:

    1590525019

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 9/30/2006
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books
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Summary

Jesus' sayings about the kingdom of God just might be the most overlooked of his teachings. Yet the Good News of the kingdom-a treasure beyond price-was what he came to preach.

Author Biography

Rick McKinley is lead pastor of Imago Dei Community in Portland , Oregon . He’s a pretty funny guy who cares a lot about the gospel of Jesus. His passion to see the church become a force of Jesus’ love in society motivates him to write books, serve as a pastor, and speak around the country. Rick has a beautiful wife, Jeanne, and four amazing kids.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald Miller 9(4)
Preface 13(6)
Part One: Discovering the Kingdom
Chapter 1: Beautiful, Mess
19(8)
Voices: "Look up anyway"
25(2)
Chapter 2: What If. ?
27(8)
Voices: "Rahab's song"
34(1)
Chapter 3: Harpooning God
35(10)
Part Two: Re-visioning Life in the Kingdom
Chapter 4: Seeing Through
45(10)
Voices: "We are a people"
54(1)
Chapter 5: A Dimension of Being
55(14)
Voices: "When my brothers were too young to be wise"
67(2)
Chapter 6: Already, Not Yet
69(20)
Part Three: Practicing the Presence of the Kingdom
Chapter 7: Signposts of Heaven
89(14)
Voices: "Blue"
102(1)
Chapter 8: Welcome the Child
103(14)
Voices: "Sylvan's request"
116(1)
Chapter 9: Alive in a Million Mysteries
117(16)
Voices: "Waiting"
131(2)
Chapter 10: Stamp of Empire
133(16)
Voices: "Advent"
146(3)
Chapter 11: We Must Go Through Many Hardships
149(16)
Voices: "Restless"
164(1)
Chapter 12: Slow Train Coming
165(10)
Acknowledgments 175(2)
Appendix: The Gospel and the Kingdom 177(4)
Links 181(4)
Endnotes 185

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