Messy Spirituality: Gods Annoying Love for Imperfect People Audiobook, by Mike Yaconelli Play Audiobook Sample

Download Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People Audiobook

Messy Spirituality: Gods Annoying Love for Imperfect People Audiobook, by Mike Yaconelli Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95
$7.95 for new members!(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening) Add to Cart learn more
OR
Regular Price: $17.99 Add to Cart
Author: Michael Yaconelli, Mike Yaconelli Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Zondervan Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780310304807

Publisher Description

Find freedom from legalism's should's and discover the deep spirituality of being loved by the God who meets and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

Do you ever feel like you don't pray enough, read your Bible enough, share your faith enough, love God enough . . . and ultimately that you're not a very good Christian?

Welcome to the club. Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who are convinced we just don't do Christianity right. Mike Yaconelli dares to suggest that imperfection, unfinishedness, and messiness are, in fact, the earmarks of true Christianity; that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided . . . and gloriously liberating.

In these pages, he challenges you to let go of the legalism that holds you back and embrace the grace freedom that God offers. He opens your eyes to the one-size-fits-all spirituality churches often want us to embrace and shares what it truly means to walk with God in a deep, intimate, life-changing way.

Full of innovative ideas and concepts, Messy Spirituality is a classic that offers timeless wisdom for anyone ready to be free from the bonds of perfectionism.

Spanish edition also available.

Download and start listening now!

Customer Reviews

Write a Review
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Probably one of the best books I've read this year. Even though I'm messy and insecure, God still loves me. This book was a tremendous relief. "

    - Danny, 11/17/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " great read! This was given to me by my dear friend Hawley at the most perfect time. We are so imperfect but God loves us anyway :) And for those that consider themselves as perfectionist (like me), this is a very good read for you. "

    - Lindsay, 8/14/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you're ever looking for a book about Christian spirituality that doesn't cram legalism or guilt down your throat, this is definitely it. "

    - Themarie, 6/11/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " noe of us are perfect, we are al sinners. spirituality is messy - we are trying to follow Jesus. "

    - Sue, 6/8/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Easily one of my favorites. Entertaining and insightful. Certainly not condescending like some religious books can come out- and isn't that the point? We are all imperfect, yet the perfection some try to display for others can pressure us into feeling less than we ought to. "

    - Stephanie, 10/1/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Life and faith are always the black and white, predictable things that we desire them to be. Relationships are messy... and require much grace. "

    - Jim, 7/28/2012
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " If I remember correctly this book was started by the author, who died, and ultimately finished and published by his wife. Not the best book I've ever read - but it was short at least. "

    - Abby, 7/21/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fantastic book, it made me go... "ahhh thats ok then, i dont have to be perfect to be a christian" "

    - Karen, 3/30/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Makes me feel much better about where I'm at as a Christian! Wonderful book! "

    - Sarah, 11/14/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of the most moving books on the Christian walk I have ever read. We lost Mr. Yaconelli way too soon. He reminds us that God loves imperfect people, not robots. "

    - Laura, 9/30/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is very affirming for those of us who make mistakes, who are kind of sloppy in their day-to-day and don't always exude the typical image of a got-it-all-together Christian. I'd like to lead a discussion on this with my church now! "

    - Kim, 4/16/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Part of my spiritual journey.. I found it easy to read.. the author pulled me through the book, I suffer from short attention span syndrome so this was good. "

    - Mikel, 4/12/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was mentioned to me by someone at church (I think?) Anyhow, it's a great and insightful book for those of use who sometimes feel less than perfect - personally, spiritually and churchy. "

    - Rebecca, 2/21/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An amazing book that tells me that it is okay to be messy. "

    - Kim, 2/16/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Completely changed my view of God's mercy and forgiveness! "

    - Marc, 1/8/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Interesting and thought provoking book about how we are all works in progress when it comes to our relationship with God "

    - Jane, 2/17/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Highly recommend this book. It's excellent. "

    - Mary, 2/12/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Must read!! It is spiritual disciplines, devotional, comedic, narrative all rolled into one. Yaconelli keeps us from beating ourselves up for not being perfect all while encouraging us to follow and be transformed by the Perfect One. "

    - Scott, 1/4/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a nighttable book that kept being preempted by anything else I was reading. Toby Jones (then Associate Pastor at our church) recommended it. It's an easy read, full of anecdotes. "

    - Connie, 11/19/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very down-to-earth view of what it means to follow Christ; I loved the entire book. "

    - Laura, 10/17/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Can't say enough good things about this book. Very unfortunate that the author has since died - young. "

    - Jerie, 7/10/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book spoke to me and gave me the okay to be both sinner and saint. We're not perfect in our faith, but can be made better. Have read it multiple times since my first read. "

    - Carole, 7/9/2009

About the Author

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audiobooks. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.

About the Narrator

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audiobooks. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.