Jesus in the Margins : Finding God in the Places We Ignore

Jesus in the Margins

I just got my hands on a manuscript of Jesus in the Margins : Finding God in the Places We Ignore by Rick McKinley (You may know him as the pastor of Donald Miller Blue Like Jazz). I’m one-third of the way into it but I can already tell this one is going to be a must-read for many of us out there. Here’s a snipit from the publisher’s site:

Jesus is our ultimate model for finding identity, acceptance, and legitimacy from the Father. As we pull back the curtain on His life, we discover that Jesus knows what it’s like to be marginalized. He understands how it feels to have society shove you to the side, to not really be accepted, and in the end to be totally rejected. He can identify with life in the margins because when God came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ, He landed in the margins. On purpose. And He chose to land there because it’s in the margins that broken lives get mended, prisoners are set free, and the poor hear the Good News.

I hope to have a review soon…

  • C Erdman

    January 19, 2005, 8:37 pm

    Drew, nice site…fellow Californian. Thanks for the link re homosexuality.

  • Bruce Chant

    January 20, 2005, 12:37 am

    Looks like an interesting read. I checked out McKinley’s church’s website and it looks like they’re doing some good things up there.

  • Darryl

    January 20, 2005, 5:05 am

    I’m looking forward to getting this book. Rick is a very cool guy.

  • Craig Dunham

    January 23, 2005, 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on this book, Drew. Don is definitely big on his pastor (it’s evident from his writings, as well as in talking with him, so I look forward to picking this one up.

    Appreciate your efforts here.

  • Tamera

    November 20, 2005, 6:43 am

    I know I/m about a year late on this post but I’ve just been starting to hear about this book advertised on the radio.

    This is the Jesus I ache for. This is the Lover of my Soul I long for and want to go home to.

    I’m getting this book, I have to have a deeper revelation/picture of Who this Jesus is.

    blessings. . . .