About the Book
Book: Glorious Mess
Author: Mary McCullough
Genre: Christian Nonfiction/Biblical Studies
Release Date: March 10, 2020
A woman struggles with a messy home situation, brokenness, rejection, and shame.
Know a woman like this?
Are you a woman like this?
Hannah, a powerful biblical example, was just such a woman. Through her life women can glean answers for their own life problems. Hannah didn’t stay in her grief and pain. She came to the end of her own striving and poured out her heart to the Lord—who answered her prayer.
Experience God’s love and healing in your own “messy” situations as you explore Hannah’s heartbreak and struggles in a Bible study just for women who don’t have it all together. This interactive six-week daily Bible study will help you pray transparently, praise wholeheartedly, and break off the shackles of spiritual barrenness, the need for approval, and perfectionism.
Hannah’s story will empower you to rise from your ashes, leave your messes in God’s hands, and live in service to the King of kings.
Wounds you thought would never heal will become scars that no longer hurt but remind you of the journey from broken to beautiful. As you wait, healing will come. Your soul will find rest even when the situation doesn’t change.
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From the Introduction:
If you have experienced rejection or ridicule, found your heart wounded and longing for wholeness, or ached from brokenness, you will find comfort and guidance as you journey through this study. Glorious Mess is an interactive study designed to help you address the broken and barren places in your heart. Life gets messy, but God longs to work in your situations to reveal His character and display His glory.
As the author explains in the book section Day I, Glorious Mess is an intriguing, oxymoronic title, and the book lives up to its title.
Glorious Mess is a 6-week, 7 day a week study of the story of Hannah in I Samuel. I, like most people familiar with Bible stories, was acquainted with Hannah’s story. But, also like a lot of other people, I had not delved into the story-Glorious Mess does with depth, wisdom and many revelations.
McCollough takes examples from her own life and incorporates them into the study in a flawless and meaningful way. There is a section to make it personal, a prayer and discussion notes to round out each day’s study, except Sunday, which is a day of Rest and Reflection.
Glorious Mess can be a wonderful help for anyone searching their lives to find solace, completeness and direction.
I received Glorious Mess from Celebrate Lit. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.
About the Author
Mary McCullough worked as an elementary school teacher for twenty-three years and is now an assistant elementary principal and building administrator. The co-founder of God First Friends, a ministry that helps women flourish as disciples of Christ, she is a longtime Bible study and Sunday school teacher for children and adults. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years and have four adult children and three grandchildren. They live in Decatur, Indiana. Glorious Mess is her debut book.
More from Mary
Glorious Mess is the Biblical study of Hannah. As a perfectionist and control-freak, I had a neat and tidy life. That is until everything fell apart, and I found myself crying out to God for healing when life got out of control in so many areas. The more my world spun out of control, the more I identified with Hannah. She taught me about authenticity, grace, and perseverance. Her rival, Peninnah, taught me how to handle mean-spirited people and brought my own flaws to the surface so God could deal with them.
Year after year, I cried out for the healing I so desperately wanted at the foot of the cross. Mistreatment from others, the pain of watching others hurt, and my own weaknesses led me back to Hannah’s story time and again. It was Hannah’s journey from broken to bold and beautiful that kept me going. I wanted her confidence in the Lord. I wanted to stand up from my pain and never look back again on the pain but to know the God she knew. Some may think pain is in vain, but the Lord never wastes anything if we allow him to use it. I have learned of his kindness, faithfulness, and goodness beyond understanding. I’ve learned what it is like to be broken, and now I know what it means to be whole.
It is my prayer that each individual who goes through this study will be changed for eternal glory!
I’ve learned that your messes don’t define you, but they will refine you if you will lay them at the foot of the cross.
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