When I first became a Christian, I expected that all of my issues would be straightened out and I’d be sorted. But they weren’t – and I’m not. Which made me ask, am I really a Christian? And if so, why am I still so messed up?
That’s the theme of my second book, coming out in April. It’s called ‘A New Day,’ and it’s for messy Christians. People (like me), who struggle with
As with A New Name, it’s not offering answers or an author who is ‘fixed.’ I’m the most hungry, anxious, controlling, shame-filled, angry, despairing person I know! I need Jesus just as much now, as when I first believed. But that’s the point. He offers hope and grace as we are – not not when we’ve cleaned ourselves up. And if the gospel is true for me, then it’s true for others like me, who don’t always feel it.
We all need reminding of this; and it’s what you, my amazing readers, do for me here.
In fact, the biggest reason for writing the book is because of this blog – and the ways that I’ve been privileged to share in your stories. Thank you for allowing me to include them; and for your ongoing prayers, love and encouragement. It comes out on the 20 April (published by IVP) – please pray it will be a blessing to those who read.
More details here.