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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Cruciform Press (February 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936760703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936760701
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written very well; easy to read; lighthearted and funny too.
Shannon
Instead of helping you feel condemned like most moms are apt to feeling, this book reminds you of the gospel and God's amazing love and grace for you mom.
Angela @ Refresh My Soul
This book is so encouraging and a great reminder to focus on what Christ has done for us, not what we must do for Him.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By N. Mansfield on March 4, 2013
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I've read a lot of 'mom' books over the years, but very few have touched on how the gospel actually impacts day to day life. After all, how can knowing that Jesus died for you, provide any tangible help when you're surrounded by messes, bickering children, and you just wish you could hide or preferably run away!

Add to that mix, the nagging feeling that you're messing up your children, you then fall into the comparison trap, thinking if only you tried as hard as so and so, then you'd be a much more sweeter mom. If you're like me, you have tried and tried to do better, you've thought to yourself 'It must be that I'm just not a very good Christian, because everyone else seems to be so much more godly'.

Sadly, too many books (and now blogs) don't give you Jesus, they give you what you think you're looking for, tips, ideas, schedules, a 60 day plan to not being such a grumpy mom, with such a messy house, with such whiny children, after all that is what we want!

And although you're so thankful for what Jesus has done, right now, amidst the chaos, knowing you're going to Heaven 'one day' isn't that helpful (if you're honest).

But, the message of the gospel is so much more than a ticket to Heaven that leaves you with having to 'grin and bear it' while down here. And that is why I love this book, it is real, honest, and points me to Jesus, and reminds why the gospel (the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus) does actually have some bearing on every day life and is actually more helpful for living in this mad, old world than you probably have ever been told.

Christ in the Chaos is aimed at moms, but really it's aimed at everyone. The subtitle is 'How the gospel changes motherhood', but you could change that last word to virtually anything.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gracekid33 on May 19, 2013
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I originally bought this book for my wife since she doesn't read a lot, the chapters were short, and she is the mother of two. However, after seeing another one of my favorite authors and fellow "Grace Junkie" Elyse Fitzpatrick wrote the foreword, I thought I'd read some just to see how it was. And I kept reading...and I kept reading... and eventually I borrowed (Read:STOLE) the book from my wife and devoured it over the next week. This book is fantastic for a lot of different reasons, but the main reason is because of how truly Gospel centered it is. What you will find by reading this book is NOT a manual or a 12 step program to "do more, try harder and be better"-instead what you get is some 200% proof of the Gospel and a reminder that Christ-and only Christ alone is what matters in parenthood.

Kimm Crandall (who is also a terrific follow on Twitter @Big_Kimm) is soooooooooooo vulnerable in this book you can't help but to think 1 of 2 things. Either this woman is nuts and out of her mind for sharing all she did and doesn't understand Christians aren't supposed to share their weaknesses OR she is SO convinced of who she is in Christ that she doesn't feel she has to hide behind her mistakes or failures because Christ alone has become her reputation! (I personally think it's a little bit of both haha)

I cannot recommend this book highly enough and yes I even put it up there with books like "3 Free Sins" by Steve Brown, "Jesus + Nothing=Everything" by Tullian Tchividjian and "Because He loves me" by Elyse Fitzpatrick. All of these books unleash God's crazy, radical, scandalous, Grace all up in your face with no strings attached, no filter and no ifs ands or buts to it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Troy Lamberth on March 16, 2013
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Now, I have a confession to make. Christ in the Chaos is the first book written to women (but not only for women) that I have finished since I became a mother. I started plenty, but I was never motivated to finish them because they showed me my weakness (the weakness I already very well knew of!) and didn't show me Christ. Yes, they showed me passages in Titus or Ephesians or Proverbs which are great reminders of how I am to act as a woman. But I always would become discouraged because I could not live up to those expectations. I always mess up. Always. This was the first book that not only assured me that would happen, but pointed me to Christ in that he has already done all the work for me. Now, I need to clarify that this doesn't make me lazy. Quite the opposite. This amazing outpouring of God's grace drives me to repentance and obedience. In fact, that grace is the same grace that sort of "smacks the sense" into me with I go on a sinful rant when something (or many things) don't go the way I think they should. Kimm points that out several times in this book. And it is true! It's truly extraordinary what God's grace can do!

Here is where I am going to say that if you have not read this book, READ IT. And, if you have read this book, spread the word! I knew Kimm before reading this book, but even if I hadn't, I would feel as if she is one of my dear and closest friends after reading this book. She is the first woman who has said to me, "You will fail. And when you do, run to Christ. Rest in Him." I appreciate that honesty so very much. And for that reason, as Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) would put it, I feel as though the author of this book and I are "Kindred Spirits." I know she has gone through (nearly in earthly terms) hell and back as a mother.
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Kimm Crandall is a mother of four kids (12, 10, 8 and 6) who is never short on examples of how God has flooded her with excessive grace. Her desire is, through writing and speaking, to bring the much-needed freedom of the gospel to other women who have been beaten down by the "try harder" and "do better" law. Kimm and Justin, her husband of sixteen years, serve at Valley Center Community Church. When she is not on the basketball court, baseball field, beach, or enjoying horses she can be found blogging at kimmcrandall.com, dropping-keys.com and theresurgance.com.

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