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Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life by Michael Kelley

Saturday, December 21, 2013

We all need reminding that God is not absent from the seemingly insignificant details of life. Today we live with a false separation between sacred and secular that was never meant to be. Work, paying bills, changing diapers . . . when Jesus enters any situation He makes even the most mundane things extraordinary.

Bored enlivens this truth as author Michael Kelley uses the narrative of Saul's rise to kingship in the Old Testament to make his fine point: we can give ourselves to ordinary life -- parenting, marriage, work, etc. -- because we fully believe in God's presence and power within those situations. They are no longer boring but important.

See every relationship, every act of kindness, and every moment for what it is: a part of God's exciting plan for your life.

Goodreads summary

Many of us feel like drones buzzing in the beehive that is encompassed by our jobs, family, friends, and anything else that may make life mundane. We live day in day out slaving for our living and sometimes find ourselves wondering why and questioning what we are building towards. This book may help you find some answers that have been searching for if you find yourself stuck in this rut.

This book speaks of finding contentment in the lives that we live and presents stories from The Bible to show examples of how looking to God can help us re-find our purpose. I personally found some of the opinions and ideas presented contrived but I can see that there are many that would find comfort in the ideas brought forth. Some variety in life is good but the idea that we should find happiness in our everyday tasks is something that we can all relate to as our jobs and life can get repetitive at times.

3.5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*   

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