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Book Review: Honestly by Daniel Fusco

Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives
By Daniel Fusco with D.R. Jacobsen

Find Jesus in the Midst of Your Mess. There are two universal truths for every person who has ever walked this planet: Life is messy. Jesus is real. Join Daniel Fusco on a wild, grace-filled journey through the book of Ephesians. He’ll unpack what happens when the craziness of life meets the presence of God – and something beautiful is created. Honestly.  Your life is messy, hard, and uncertain right now―and if it isn’t, it has been or it will be. Messiness is the human condition. Part of the messiness is the unpredictability of life, not the unrelenting evil of life. And Jesus shows up inside all of that, because He experienced every aspect of what it’s like to be human: joy, physical pain, family arguments, frustration, existential trauma, and more. If Jesus is a real person, we should expect to meet Him in all of life. And only through the Good News and love of Jesus can we learn how to thrive in the midst of our mess. Daniel Fusco, a pastor and jazz musician, riffs on the major themes of the book of Ephesians to help each of us find God in the midst of our mess.

Daniel Fusco is leading pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington. He is also a three-time church planter, author, evangelist, and musician. He and his wife, Lynn have three children.

*I was given this book by the publisher, but all opinions are my own.

My Thoughts: Daniel Fusco has a way of writing that will make you feel connected to him, and that he is someone giving advice to you without judging you. I love the casual writing style and the shorter length of Honestly makes it a perfect read along. Fusco adds in his personal stories (many related to his music) and starts each chapter with a bible verse from Ephesians. Honestly is a great book for encouragement and uplifting. If you like A Christian Survival Guide or Christian Faith in the Old Testament Honestly is for you.


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