Ugly is a celebration of the beauty of God’s grace reflected through our weaknesses, not our strengths. Ugly will liberate you from a false spirituality which pretends that being spiritual means that you stop being a real, flawed human being. You will learn to take off your religious masks and stand naked before God. You might find that discovering The Power of Ugly will cost you your pride.
“The Power of Ugly combines a humor that will have you rolling on the floor and a theology that is serious and engaging. I highly recommend it, but only for the non-religious.”
-Berton Waggoner, Former National Director, Vineyard USA
“The Power of Ugly cuts close to the bone…The strength and passion of Jamie’s message is a sledge-hammer that breaks through a musty, stifling cellar of lies we’ve all believed and lets in God’s fresh air.”
-Costa Mitchell, National Director, Vineyard Churches South Africa
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I have spent my entire adult life helping people discover and grow in their faith. My own journey began with a drug arrest in the 1970s, and I’ve never forgotten my roots. In The Power of Ugly, I use the humiliating (and hilarious) failures and challenges of my life-which I share with my beautiful wife of thirty-four years, our three daughters, and our eleven grandchildren-to minister to others.
I graduated from Luther Rice Seminary in 1978, and began to pastor my first church on Sanibel Island in Florida, where I worked for seventeen years. My wife, Kim, and I are the founding pastors of the Cape Vineyard, which we started seventeen years ago. Our church is the testing ground for the principles shared in Ugly. I’ve always lived out The Power of Ugly in the context of this Christian community.
Grace that Transforms:
A seven week DVD series based on the book The Power of Ugly.
Through this series groups will experience the transforming power of grace:
Deepening the relationship with the Father,
Cultivating genuine community,
Empowering them to become outwardly focused.
Participants of this series will experience grace in many different areas of life including:
marriage, worship, prayer, journaling and ministry to others. You’ll laugh, cry, and
be challenged as you join Jamie on this Ugly journey discovering Grace that Transforms.
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