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God is at work in the mundane
Patterson helps readers find
freedom, purpose and joy in daily life
women feel trapped in everyday drudgery and disappointment, in dull domestic
duties and jobs that don’t offer fulfillment. The mundane day-in, day-out life
seems like a far cry from the abundant, purposeful life they envisioned as
Christians. In Sacred
Mundane: How to Find Freedom, Purpose, and Joy (Kregel
Publications/July 25, 2017/ISBN: 9780825444470/$15.99), author and blogger Kari Patterson helps readers find freedom,
purpose and joy in the life they are living right now.
life seems ordinary and unexciting, it is easy to slip into the mindset of
being stuck and in need of a change. Patterson shows the reader the key to
change is already in her hand once she realizes what is holding her back. “In 2
Kings, we read, ‘Naaman was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.’ He had
so much going for him, but his leprosy threatened to steal it all,” explains
Patterson. “I ask readers to consider their own lives and prayerfully simmer
down their own life into a sentence. So often we’re vaguely aware of the areas
we want to change, but we don’t take the time to narrow down and identify the
one thing hindering us most. We feel overwhelmed or discouraged. Identifying
the one thing helps us see more clearly how God wants to use our mundane to
make us more like Him.”
points readers to the truth: In each unremarkable life lies an opportunity to
see, know, love and be transformed by God, who meets everyone right where they
are. Instead of stepping away from real life to find God, Patterson equips women
with a six-step practice to move forward and meet Him in the humdrum moments of
everyday existence. When inner change is achieved by the sacred, everything on
the outside changes too. Once a decision is made to let Him in, it is time to:
Look: see the
world through the word
His voice in daily life
Engage: enter in
Embrace: love the
Trust: live the
Thank: find fulfillment
secret to true transformation, to a life of freedom, purpose and joy, is found
in the ordinary life we already live,” Patterson explains. “Our mundane, the
daily frustrations and the tedious tasks are working for us, producing supernatural strength in us, if we will let them.
As we learn to go through each of the steps, we will find our ordinary
transformed to extraordinary and our lives forever changed for the better.”
entertaining narrative, candid real-life stories, Bible study and practical
instruction, Sacred Mundane leads
readers to discover the beautiful sacredness in the lives they already lead.
Women can learn to grow in God and make a real difference — big or small — in
the world. The book also includes an outline for a nine-week study for
individuals or groups.
the author’s request, all royalties from the sales of the book will be donated
to World Vision’s work with women and children in need.
About the Author
Patterson (Kari rhymes with sorry, not scary) is a beloved daughter of God, and
her life’s aim is to please her Father. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral
studies from Multnomah Seminary and reaches thousands of women worldwide
through speaking events and her popular blog, Sacred Mundane.
is a pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, Bible teacher, mentor and passionate seeker
of truth. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and lead a
Christ-centered community called Renew Church in Beavercreek, OR.