Most of us don’t live our lives from one sparkly mountain top moment to the next. We aren’t skipping through our days holding God’s hand as doves coo and rainbows flash across the sky to the beat of Amazing Grace. Yet the Psalmist insists that God is always there beside us. If we really believe that, shouldn’t we keep an eye out for God? Search the grimy corners as well as the flowery meadows? Scan the aisles of Walmart and the soccer field, the cubicle and the laundry room?
In What’s a Nice God Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Jim Dant and Becky Ramsey mine their lives for the divine and, lucky for us, find God’s fingerprints all over their days. Read along as they spot God in muddy knees and kidney stones, at poker tables and chemistry class, in the words of a homeless grandmother and a rock star.
As you walk with them through a year of holy surprises, Dant and Ramsey hope you’ll join in the fun, frisking your own life for God’s sacred presence. You may even find yourself asking the question, What’s a Nice God Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Follow the authors’ lead and listen to God speak through the holy souvenirs he’s dropped in your lap, whispering, “You are my beloved. How could I be anywhere else?”