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Messy Faith: Daring to Live by Grace
by A.J. Gregory
While most of us trudge toward the cross with the best intentions, at times our lives just don't pan out the way we've planned. "Messy Faith" addresses the muddled adventure that we call "working out our salvation." It is being sure and unsure, whole and broken, warring, losing, and winning. It is being right and being wrong and having no clue, but believing anyway. And it ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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This book is amazing. Initially, it was another by A.J. Gregory that I wanted to read but my library system didn't have it. But they had this one so I decided to give it a shot. And I'm glad I did. It was almost like I was meant to read this book, especially at this point in my life. Messy Faith is all about how it's okay to not be a "perfect Christian." Everyone has struggles in life. It's okay to have doubts sometimes, as long as you are honest with God about what you're feeling. He's there. H ...more
This book left me wanting more. Even though Gregory begins the book by saying that she doesn't intend the book to be about her life, she spends about half the book talking about her life. As a male, I did not relate to much of what she had to offer. It also seemed like she would write a story to set up the next chapter, when she didn't need the preface. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to be learned from the book. The most poignant is when she says "I don't know how messy your faith is. I just ...more