Sunday, 24 July 2016

Book Review: Beloved Mess

From the Back:

God doesn't expect you to have it all together.

Life is messy. Yet the pressure to appear to others as though you've got it all together is a powerful force. We strive to act morally, look good, and set a positive example. After all, as others may tell us, we're the only Jesus some people see--so we better make him look good. That's a heavy burden.

But the Christian life is not about being less of a mess. It's about admitting that we need to be saved from trying to clean ourselves up. In Beloved Mess, Kimm Crandall frees you to live with the assurance that God loves you right here, right now. He's not waiting for you to clean up your act before you're worthy to come to him. In fact, he wants you to stop trying to fix the mess and allow him to wash it away.

My Reflections:

"Beloved Mess" became available at the perfect time. This book has spoken to me on so many levels. Those deep dark places I struggle with, Crying out to God for healing. All my doubts are not my weak faith, but the process of growth and strengthening in Gods timing.

Perfection is such a myth, one I daily try to achieve..Is my house clean enough? Are my children getting the education and attention they need? Am I serving those around me with compassion and grace? Not likely, most days it's all I can do to get everyone where they need to go, get some food in their bellies and brush my teeth... My life is messy, very very messy. 

Crandall's book addresses issues like these and so many more if you have ever felt less than perfect this book is for you. Gods grace is for us all, lets not hide behind happy smiles and false words. The world needs to know that God is for us all, especially the downtrodden isn't that why he sent his son to die for our sins? 

This book is for you right now right here, what are you waiting for? God is waiting for you with open arms.

If you are looking for a book that speaks into that dark uncertain place you rarely talk about this may be just the book to expose those lies you are believing about yourself and your relationship with your creator.

 Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


  1. Kimm Crandall

    Kimm Crandall is a mother of four and the author of Christ in the Chaos. The founder of Dropping Keys Ministries, she is a frequent blogger on popular Christian websites such as Key Life Network ( and Logos's Faithlife Women. She has been a...
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