Do you believe that everything matters… including, and especially, you? We live in a world that tells us everything is a cosmic accident and nothing has ultimate meaning. But God's Word says otherwise. The Bible tells us God made everyone and everything with thoughtful care, and He has a master plan for all of it. In Blueprint in Bedlam: God's Plan Amid the Chaos, author and pastor Kent DelHousaye makes a compelling case that the most foundational chapters in the Bible are the first three chapters of Genesis, for the simple reason that they tell us who and why we are. Within the context of the creation story, each of us can discover meaning and significance for even the smallest details of our lives. DelHousaye directs us to the genesis-the beginning-where we are introduced to God's intentions, or blueprints, for the world. He shows us where things went wrong. And he illuminates God's plans to heal and restore everything to his original design. Do you long to wrap your mind and heart around the truth about God's divine plan for the world and everything in it? Do you wonder what God expects for your life, your family, your friends, your vocation, and your future? It's time to reclaim the foundational truth that has been widely discarded. You are made in the image of God. You have tremendous value. And you exist for a divinely appointed purpose.
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About the Author
Kent DelHousaye is a second-generation pastor and a third-generation gangster. His father works for the church but his grandfather "worked" for Al Capone. DelHousaye's unique minister-mobster heritage might explain his proclivity toward challenging the status quo; he likes to stir the pot in matters of faith and culture. Kent has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University, a master of divinity in biblical communication from Phoenix Seminary, and a doctor of ministry degree in philosophical theology from Talbot School of Theology. Kent and his wife, Stephanie, have three children and live in Phoenix, Arizona. There, he stirs things up as the senior pastor of Bethany Bible Church and as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.
What People are Saying About This
“Blueprint in Bedlam is a fast-paced, interesting, informed presentation of the evidence for and the ideas that flow out of the biblical doctrine of creation, the fall, and redemption. DelHousaye does an excellent job of weaving important themes together into an integrated narrative that is easy to read without being simplistic. In a day when more and more Christians are not thinking through the implications of central biblical doctrines, Blueprint in Bedlam provides a refreshing anecdote.”
- JP Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
"A clear, concise, and well written treatment of ‘old truths’ that have been neglected or forgotten at great cost to today's Christians. Kent writes with a fresh insight and contemporary application that caused me to do more than a few double takes on these familiar passages in Genesis. Rarely do I find such solid scholarship with practical application. I highly recommend Kent and his book to you.”
- Chip Ingram, teaching pastor of Living on the Edge Ministries; bestselling author of TRUE SPIRITUALITY: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian
“Blueprint in Bedlam clearly and concisely speaks to one of the biggest questions our culture is asking today: what does it mean to be human? The doctrine of creation is foundational for Christian-worldview thinking, and Kent DelHousaye has done the body of Christ a great service by explaining the everyday implications of being made in God's image.”
- Jonathan Morrow, author of Think Christianly;
“Kent DelHousaye's book is filled with perceptive insights into the human heart and frequent wise applications of the Bible to everyday life. This is an enjoyable, interesting, insightful treatment of many of the ‘big questions’ that everybody needs to answer about God and the meaning of human life.”
- Wayne Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary, AZ
“Who are we? and What is the meaning of life? are the age-old questions that for centuries plagued people’s minds, but the answers to them always satisfy the soul. Through a combination of strong scholarship, compelling illustrations, relevant applications, and clear explanations, Kent DelHousaye draws the reader back to theological foundations grounded in Scripture to uncover the answers. Blueprint in Bedlam is an easy-to-read book for the everyday person that’s needed for a time such as ours. As a pastor and artist in Los Angeles, this book strengthened my development.”
- Brian S. Chan, pastor, writer, and artist in Hollywood; professor at Biola University; author of The Purple Curtain