Today we live with a false separation between the sacred and the secular that was never meant to be. Exploring the Old Testament narrative of Saul's rise to kingship, Kelley will help you see every seemingly mundane moment---from working and paying bills to cooking and changing diapers---as an important part of God's plan for your life. 272 pages, softcover from B&H.
Today we live with a false separation between sacred and secular that was never meant to be. Work, paying bills, changing diapers . . . when Jesus enters any situation He makes even the most mundane things extraordinary.
Boring enlivens this truth as author Michael Kelley challenges readers: we can give ourselves to ordinary lifeparenting, marriage, workbecause we fully believe in God's presence and power within those situations. They are no longer boring, but important.
On every page, Michaels writing provides biblical truth that is relatable and engaging to everyone. Youll begin to see every day at work, every relationship, and every moment for what it is: a part of God's exciting plan for your life.
Michael Kelley is director of Discipleship at LifeWay Christian Resources. His previous works include Holy Vocabulary, The Tough Sayings of Jesus, and Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Michael and his wife have three children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
If you've lost the sense of how powerfully present God is in the ordinary, then this book was written just for you. Read this and move beyond life-as-usual to life with an extraordinary God. You'll learn that there really is no such thing as ordinary.
Pastor of Cross Point Church
Author of Plan B and Let Hope In
For every office employee who questions, "Does what I'm doing even matter?" For every student who wonders, "Will I ever make a difference in this world?" For every parent who asks, "Does anyone even care about this?" For all of you who look at your lives and think, "Is this all that there is?" This is your book. Read it; spend time with it; share it; read it again. God is "in" a lot more than we realize, sovereignly "building the city" through the most mundane of tasks (Ps. 127:1-3).
Pastor of Summit Church
Author of Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know For Sure You Are Saved and Gospel: Recovering the Power That Made Christianity Revolutionary
Can passion and purpose be found in that which seems mind-numbingly mundane? In a word: yes. And when you read Boring, you'll see how our extraordinary God makes that possible!
Author of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess