Under Construction by Bobbe Harris


UNDER CONSTRUCTION is for you. Though no one is immune to the stresses of living, today our private and public worlds often seem out of control. Many no longer have benchmarks for comparing and contrasting their actions and the actions of others. Even within familiar religious communities, there is a pervasive unease.

Though there have always been evidences of human tragedy and cruelty and the devastation of monumental natural disasters, they were not pictured repeatedly before our eyes on television. The angry, bewildered, and fearful ask legitimate "why" questions. Therefore, you a starting place for your thinking when you are overwhelmed personally or are watching the unthinkable occur.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION addresses these issues, even so it is not a quick-read, it is a think-read. Since the Bible is formidable, the layout of this book makes it less intimidating. As you build an enduring perspective that will support you through life's ups and downs, you find that you have a remarkable purpose for being who you are and that everything you do is significant.

"Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. ... When a flood rose, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built." --Matthew 7:24 (NASB); Luke 6:48 (NASB)


UNDER CONSTRUCTION is timely. The Hebrew-Christian Bible outlines human history. God finished creation and finished redemption; nonetheless, you and I are not finished yet. We are under construction. Therefore, this book leads you as you build an accurate view of life. While assembling sound reasons to set goals, draft plans, assume responsibilities, and make commitments, you find that Under Construction is a book for today.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION is encouraging. Since you practice what you believe, it follows that what you believe to be true affects your choices, orders your daily routines, and determines your destiny. Though your personal world may shake and shift, Under Construction builds a useful network of truths. This wider-picture of life is strengthened with mental scaffolding that equips you to live civilly and consistently... not flawlessly, but realistically. When things go wrong you possess a sense of direction.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION is engaging. Using an easy-to-follow analogy of building a house, you build an enduring perspective. As each phase builds upon the previous one, you find grace explained, forgiveness offered, justice administered, and faith illustrated. You learn that, though faith is about trust, faith does not occur in a vacuum. Credible faith promotes stability because it has reasonable content.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION is personal. When your thinking is grounded in an orderly presentation of biblical basics, you develop genuine hope. As you learn what God is doing on earth today, you learn why this is relevant for you right here, right now. Under Construction offers a personal dimension for your life that overcomes the past mistakes, present happenings, and future fears. You find the will to persevere.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION is practical. This book is ideal for individual or group study for it presents a concise approach to learning the basics of the Bible. Since it is not what you read, rather it is what you remember that influences your thinking, this book repeats and reviews. The analogy gives you a doable method that makes the Bible easier to understand and remember. At the end of each chapter, there is space for you to ask, "What do I think?"

UNDER CONSTRUCTION is a life-changing experience. As you take on this building project, let God say to you what He says to countless others... "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; ... and ye shall find rest unto your souls." --Matthew 11:28-29