4.13.2014

Not Who I imagined By Margot Starbuck


Do you feel like you're not good enough for God?
Despite the Christian gospel of unearned grace and unconditional love, too many of us still believe that we don't measure up. We might be able to convince ourselves that God's grace covers our past or ensures our acceptance in the future when we breathe our last and are jettisoned off toward heaven, but what about today? What about this moment?
With compassion and wit, Margot Starbuck asks the question, What if God receives me exactly as I am? She explores the unbounded love of God, showing uncertain followers a God whose face is open, kind, and gracious, accepting us just as we are. Right now.



Is it possible God can accept us just as we are? A Mom who forgot to pack her kids lunch and check to see if their faces were clean before they head out the door. A wife so caught up with pleasing her husband leaves the cake in for an extra 30 minutes. For such a mess as we are the author tells us yes, God loves us just as we are, mess and all. I love the humor contained in this book and it makes for such a lighthearted read on such a heavy subject, our souls and eternal salvation. Are we doing it right? Are we measuring up to God's standards? The thing is, God doesn't measure us by standards, he loves us just as we are, each one of us is perfect in our own way. Loved this book!



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