A Beatiful Mess

A Beatiful Mess

by Danielle Strickland

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This profound little book encourages us to set aside our limited expectations, and to fall in line with God's. Human beings like organization, structures, plans; God grows people. We ask for a budget; God offers us love. If you are aiming at relationship rather than performance, how do you measure effectiveness? How do you write a mission statement, yet allow God space to act out His plan rather than yours? What does Divine Order look like? Faith in God involves risk, and the possibility that God will do something entirely new. Starting with the seven days of creation, Danielle considers how God's world resembles A Beautiful Mess - vibrant, full of colour and pulsating with life, but not about propositions. The Christian life is organic, not prescribed. We were not created to work, but to be fruitful. We need to be willing to put ourselves in a position where only God can do what needs to be done, and to have the humility to let God show us what that is.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857215949
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Danielle Strickland is a Major in The Salvation Army, who ministers around the world from her base in Canada. Outspoken and vivid, she is widely appreciated as a speaker and teacher. She is author of The Liberating Truth and Boundless.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Inevitable Chaos 13

2 Order Addicts Anonymous 23

3 Kicking at Darkness 43

4 Think Bigger 57

5 Holding the Landing 71

6 Seasons 81

7 Life: Mind-blowing Simplicity 91

8 Humanity 101

9 Rest: In Defiance of Slavery 111

Conclusion 119

Endnotes 123

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