Next week on March 29 and 30 Rosaria Butterfield is coming to speak to the Christian community in Bloomington, IN (more information here). Rosaria is a gracious and engaging believer who has written two very helpful books on the power of the gospel to transform our lives. In Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, she tells the story of her own, dramatic conversion to Christ. In Openness Unhindered, she explores the need for every person to find his or her true identity in Christ. In the process of telling some of her own story, she makes it clear that the gospel has the power to seriously disrupt our lives in ways that are not always neat and tidy. Calling her own conversion story a “train wreck” she has a lot to teach the church about what it means to work with people whose lives are being made new by Christ. When she walked away from her former life as a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, all she had left was her dog and what she could fit in her car. God quite literally blew up her previous relationships and support systems in the process of making her His own.