Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review: Move on: When Mercy Meets Your Mess

 Move On: When Mercy Meets Your Mess
Vicki Courtney
Five Stars

THIS is a book that I would deem a must-read. There are a whole host of books about personal trials and god's love and mercy, but this one offers the perfect balance of personal testimony, testimony from others, and the repeated message that life is messy and you can ALWAYS count on God to meet you in your mess. 

The book is so much more than just testimony though, discussing issues like shame and legalism, prompting us to explore our very own ideals about what it means to walk in the light and help other believers. She also discusses something very important, which is putting all of our stock in other peoples' opinions and not enough in God's opinion.

At one point in the book, the author speaks about an experience at a women's retreat where she felt so alone because it seemed as if she was the only person in the room that had problems...the speaker was a perfect picture of a perfect life. If you have ever heard the song "stained Glass Masquerade" this song mimics her experience, and both are a message to guard against being fake. The premise of the book is to acknowledge that we are flawed, we all have's about embracing the mess, and the author does a great job of showing that we aren't perfect, nor are we capable of being perfect. We all have issues. Such a statement is a true breath of fresh air in Christian literature where so often I feel as though the person behind the pen is a robot-perfect picture of Christianity and offers up sugar coated testimony. This is NOT one of those books, and I am thankful for that.

Nobody is perfect...short of Jesus, that is. There is no room for judgment, there is no room to stay trapped by our past sins, and there is no reason to hide the fact that we do in fact sin. This book is wonderful for those who are having issues escaping past sin, but I really recommend it for ANYONE to read. 

All in all, this is a five star book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing. Highly recommended! You can purchase the book here!

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