“Let me do something for you.”
Carrie Stephens offers these words of hope from the heart of God in Jesus, Love, & Tacos as she uses vibrant metaphors and comi-cal self-deprecation to tell the story of lordship, community, and mission. These three ancient values will offer you help and hope as they shape your spiritual life, define how to gather in unity, and lead you to God’s missional love in action.
In the face of fear, sickness, and increasing polarization, Carrie provides a fresh encounter with the lordship of Jesus to right-size your expectations and transform your view of your life.
By looking at the example of the early church, you’ll find your- self brave enough to swallow your insecurities and forge ahead into the sometimes-painful world of the Church where healing and life happen through God’s faithfulness.
In this world of never-ending suffering and neediness, recon-sider the call to missional living afresh. Living with a mission will reinvigorate your connection to God and others, where you’ll find unexpected meaning and surprising opportunities. When you reach for the plates of truth and grace offered in these pages, you’ll reconnect with a God beyond your comprehension who is intimately involved in the details of your life.
I've never met Carrie Stephens personally but reading this book made me feel like I was talking with a friend! She's convinced me that she deeply loves Jesus and she does it by sharing Bible scripture, her personal experiences, and pop culture references. A book titled Jesus, Love, & Tacos that has God's Word plus quotes from Ferris Bueller, Michael Scott, and Phoebe Buffay just has to be both inspiring and entertaining!
If you're needing encouragement as you navigate this journey called life, grab a copy of this book! Stephens shares nuggets of joy and inspiration that have been flavored with humor and laughter, as she reminds readers that "God isn't choosy about who joins the party, so long as they're hungry and willing to leave their cares and worries behind."
I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Carrie Stephens is a writer, speaker, and pastor's wife. She loves Jesus and His church more than she loves good coffee and Tex Mex, which is really saying something. Carrie and her husband, Morgan, have four children and are the lead pastors of Mosaic Church Austin, a richly diverse community of faith, in Austin, Texas.
Jesus, Love, & Tacos is Carrie's second book. Her first book, Holy Guacomole: A Glorious Discovery of Your Undeniable Worth, was published in 2020.
Check out my review of Holy Guacomole HERE