When Mercy Meets Your Mess
By Vicki Courtney
This is a book I enjoyed reading. I read it over a long period of time because of what was going on in my life at the moment. I was also taking breaks to really consider what the author was talking about and how it may have applied in my life.
The author writes quite candidly about life, and asks thought provoking questions such as the following.
Why do I name-drop in order to impress someone I’ve just met?
Why do I gravitate toward name-brand clothes? Is it really because they are better made or is it because I want to impress others?
Why do I engage in gossip, even though I know it’s wrong?
Why do I say yes to too much and pack the calendar full with so many activities – and then complain to everyone how buys I am?
Why is it hard for me to say no to a ministry opportunity that would cause my family to get the short end of the stick?
Why does it bother me when one of my friends has more Facebook/Twitter/Instagram friends/followers/likes/comments than I do?
It is definitely a book I would recommend for ladies especially. Our desires to want to be liked, to want to fit in, to be noticed and to impress people need to be checked quite well.
And this is only one of the topics in the book. I really recommend this book so that one can engage the issues of shame, guilt, low confidence and even, the skeletons in the closets. There really is a place where Mercy meets our mess, and thank God for the true stories shared in this book!