Move Toward the Mess The Ultimate Fix for a Boring Christian Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-04-01
  • Publisher: David C. Cook

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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 you’re 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 you’ll discover that nobody’s bored out there. Nobody.

Author Biography

John Hambrick is part of the leadership team at Buckhead Church (the urban campus of North Point Community Church). His experience in Pakistan, London, South Africa, and inner-city Los Angeles has given him a unique perspective on what God is doing in the world. Move Toward the Mess is his first book. John and his wife, Patty, have two children and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Andy Stanley

Part I: Perspectives and Profiles

Chapter 1: Former Chairman of the Bored
Chapter 2: The Heart of the Matter
Chapter 3: Simon’s Dinner Party
Chapter 4: Hot Dogs and Prayers
Chapter 5: You Are Here
Chapter 6: Buildings in Belfast
Chapter 7: The Great Imposter
Chapter 8: Staying in Pakistan
Chapter 9: Change Your Mind, Change Your World
Chapter 10: No More Bored Kids

Part II: Two CEOs and Some Practical Advice

Chapter 11: Bob Creson and Wycliffe Bible Translators
Chapter 12: Where to Start
Chapter 13: Work Together
Chapter 14: Jim Reese and Atlanta Mission
Chapter 15: The Change Agent
Chapter 16: Do I Have to Quit My Day Job?
Chapter 17: The Big B
Chapter 18: Do Something Now

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