This Beautiful Mess: Practicing the Presence of the Kingdom of God

There are some days when this book title seems like the perfect description of what’s going on in my life. There are all these scattered broken pieces that fit together just perfectly; I just need to take a step back to see what whole picture looks like from time to time. Rick Mckinley is a pastor who runs an amazing church out of Portland Oregon. His church Imago Del would be my home if I lived in Portland, Rick and his community take action to spread the love of the kingdom in practical life changing ways through the streets of their city. This book provides practical examples of how to live like Jesus in our everyday lives. He shows us that’s it’s more than providing financial assistance to those in need but his community thinks in real terms of how to help raise up our communities. It made me take time to consider if what I am doing is really enough; it’s not and theses examples have showed me I can do more.