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.
|Publisher:||David C Cook|
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About the Author
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
Acknowledgments Foreword by Andy Stanley IntroductionPart 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 KidsPart 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
What People are Saying About This
"John Hambrick challenges North American and Western Christians to do the very thing most of us studiously avoid: move toward the messiest people and situations in life. John's book will challenge you to do the very thing you least feel like doing. In the process, you might discover the two things you so desperately need: transformation and Christ."Carey Nieuwhof, author and pastor of Connexus Church