Looking for God in Messy Places by Jake Owensby audiobook

Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book about Hope

By Jake Owensby
Foreword by Diana Butler Bass
Read by William Sarris

Tantor Audio 9781791013226

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200161232

  • ISBN: 9798200161225

  • ISBN: 9798200161249

Runtime: 5.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Life is messy. We can get discouraged by setbacks, overwhelmed by busyness, and shaken by worry. Hope is the power that gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us the courage to face adversity. Looking for God in Messy Places by Jake Owensby is a book about hope. How to find it. How to practice it. How to grow in it. Hope begins when we recognize that God is in this mess with us.

This book is for anyone who has ever been frozen in place by loss or regret, anyone who has endured suffering, cruelty, or rejection. From word to word and page to page, listeners will experience themselves as God’s beloved—so that they can be hopeful.

Topics include: the power of love to give us hope; the ways that God shows up in our daily lives; recognizing God’s call in our lives; becoming your true self; having a sense of belonging; forming a friendship with Christ; and contemplative faith.

From the introduction:

"[This book is] For those whose struggles have been long and for those who are growing weary from heavy burdens. For those facing an unforeseen crisis or for those enduring a slow personal train wreck. For those whose throats have grown raw from crying for justice and for those whose wounds have gone unhealed. This is a book about hope, and I have written it especially for those who refuse to yield to discouragement and despair.”

Topics include:

  • The power of love to give us hope
  • The ways that God shows up in our daily lives
  • Recognizing God’s call in our lives
  • Becoming your true self
  • Having a sense of belonging
  • Forming a friendship with Christ
  • Contemplative faith


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is beautiful and brilliant stuff, profound and plain, incredibly human, wise and charming. I trusted and enjoyed every word.” Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jake Owensby

Author Bio: Jake Owensby

Jake Owensby is the author of four books, including A Resurrection Shaped Life. He is the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Before his election as bishop in 2012, he served as dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport. Prior to that, he was rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, and St. Stephen’s in Huntsville, Alabama, and assistant rector for Christian Formation at St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a graduate of the School of Theology at Sewanee and was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in the Diocese of Florida. He has three adult children and lives in Alexandria, Louisiana, with his wife, Joy, and rescue pup, Gracie.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 5.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English