Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives
by Daniel Fusco with D.R. Jacobsen
Honesty is a journey through the book of Ephesians. Daniel Fusco shares two thoughts with us, one God is Real and the other is Life is Messy. Daniel Fusco is a lead pastor of Crossroad Community Church in Vancouver, Washington.
Daniel Fusco uses the four-parts in A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane to speak about our messy lives. The parts of Love Supreme are: Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, and Psalms.
This book is about going through the messiness of life by first acknowledging that we have mess. Whether in our relationships, family, job or church we all have lives that are filled with junk. Daniel Fusco tells us that the remedy for the mess is God’s grace and God’s peace. By God’s grace and peace we can find resolution by putting away our old lives and living a new life as a Christian. We can’t get around the messiness in our lives without Jesus. We have to pursue a relationship with God which takes conversation. Prayer and Praise together is the key. We should pray when life gives us lemon and pray when we are given lemonade. We need to walk on the road God is calling us to walk, a path that he has prepared and equipped for us. In the section Psalms, it is about love, Love Supreme the perfect love. The love that God gives us. The love we give our family, friends, and yes enemies.
This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Tyndale review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own. As a person who has a been through the good and bad of life. Life is real. I could appreciate the author’s real approach to live.