Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Perfect Mess

A Perfect Mess


Lisa Harper

My Thoughts:

The subtitle of this book is Why You don't Have to Worry About Being Good Enough for God. Many of us worry about being good enough on a regular basis -- good enough parents, good enough wives, employees, housekeepers, cooks, you name it. It seems that every place we turn we see examples of even beautiful people not being 'good enough' -- even those who grace the covers of magazines are caught showing cellulite now and then!

And being good enough for God? Impossible. We know that there was only one who was ever sinless -- even for a day, and that was Jesus. I often feel like I have disappointed God, and others, before I even make it to lunch time. But Lisa Harper helps us to see the truth through this study of the Psalms. God loves us just the way we are -- warts. PMS, extra five pounds and all. He made us, he knows us, and nothing we can do will cause him to love us more (or less).

With honest examples and easy to follow study, Lisa takes us step by step through some amazing scripture that shows without a doubt just how perfect God's love is.

This is a book to keep by your bed and read over and over!


Caught up in the self-imposed pressure to do and be all the things they think a Christian woman ought to do and be, countless women are working desperately to convince everyone, including God, that they have it all together. Few have any idea that the Creator of the universe looks at them with delight even when they yell at the dog, drive a minivan littered with French fries, or think bad words about that rude clerk at the store.

A Perfect Mess offers hope to every woman who yearns for a vibrant relationship with God but worries she isn’t good enough or doesn’t do enough to merit His affection. With characteristic authenticity, speaker and author Lisa Harper shares poignant stories from her own imperfect life to showcase the real-life relevancy of the Bible in the lives of modern women.

As she guides readers on a story-driven journey through selected Psalms, they will be inspired to experience for themselves how God’s incomparable love transforms the messiness of life into a gorgeous work of grace.

Author Bio:

Lisa Harper is a master storyteller whose lively approach connects the dots between the Bible era and modern life. She is a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker whose upcoming appearances include the national Women of Faith Conferences. A veteran of numerous radio and television programs and the author of several books, she also is a regular columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Lisa recently completed a master’s of theological studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. She makes her home outside Nashville .

You can buy the book online here

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