About the Book and Author

Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club
Honestly
Getting Real about Jesus and Our Messy Lives
by Daniel Fusco, with contribution from D. R. Jacobsen

About the Book

Your life is messy, hard, and uncertain right now—and if it isn't, it has been or it will be. Messiness is the human condition. Part of the messiness is the unpredictability of life, not the unrelenting evil of life. And Jesus shows up inside all of that, because He experienced every aspect of what it's like to be human: joy, physical pain, family arguments, frustration, existential trauma, and more. If Jesus is a real person, we should expect to meet Him in all of life. And only through the Good News and love of Jesus can we learn how to thrive in the midst of our mess.

Daniel Fusco, a pastor and jazz musician, riffs on the major themes of the book of Ephesians to help each of us find God in the midst of our mess.

About the Author

Daniel came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in April of 1998 while he was in his last year at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. After spending a few years as a professional musician (upright and electric bass), Daniel felt called into the pastoral ministry. He was taken on staff at Calvary Chapel Marin under the direction of Pastor John Henry Corcoran in January of 2000.

After being ordained in 2002, Daniel was sent out to plant Calvary Chapel New Brunswick, located in New Jersey. In November of 2006, that church was turned over to his successor so that Daniel could move back to the San Francisco Bay Area to plant more churches.

While in the Bay Area, Daniel planted Calvary North Bay in Mill Valley, CA. In 2010, while continuing to pastor the church in Mill Valley, he also planted Calvary San Francisco. In 2012, Daniel turned over both churches to successors in order to move to Vancouver, WA to become the Lead Pastor at Crossroads Community Church where he presently serves. Out of his passion for church planting, Daniel founded the Calvary Church Planting Network, which helps facilitate church planters.

Daniel has a unique style of teaching that takes the timeless truth of Scripture and makes it applicable and simple for men and women of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds in today's society. His teachings can be accessed at danielfusco.com, through iTunes podcasts, YouTube videos and at crossroadschurch.net. His popular #2MinuteMessage can be found on his Facebook page. The Jesus is Real radio ministry that features messages from Daniel is on 50+ stations across the country.

Daniel is also a gifted writer and a featured contributor to "Preaching Today." He has published articles with Leadership Journal, pastors.com, and Calvarychapel.com.

Daniel is a sought after speaker. He has taught at churches, conferences, retreats, youth rallies, leadership seminars, seminaries, and on campuses, both in the States and abroad.

Daniel's passion for the lost keeps him playing music and drinking coffee in and around Portland, OR where he is able to minister outside the four walls of the church.

Daniel is blessed to be married to Lynn. They live with their three children and a crazy dog in Southwest Washington.