The Power of Ugly

The Power of Ugly: A Celebration of Earthy Spirituality
ISBN: 9781935959021
Format: Paperback, 260 Pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

by Jamie J. Stilson

Book Summary
The Worship Journey: A Quest of Heart, Mind, and StrengthDiscovering the Power of Ugly will cost you your pride. You will learn to take off your religious masks and stand naked before God. Ugly will liberate you from a false spirituality which pretends that being spiritual means that you stop being a real, flawed human being. Ugly is a celebration of the beauty of God’s grace reflected through our weaknesses, not our strengths.

Jamie writes with the earthy humor of Larry the Cable Guy, mixed with the spirituality of Eugene Peterson, seasoned with the raw honesty of Anne Lamott.

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, National Director, Vineyard Churches USA

Jamie pulls back the veil on the ugliness of our lives and powerfully reminds us of the love of a beautiful God.
— Jeff Swearingen, Senior Pastor of Crosspoint Christian Church

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

I absolutely loved reading his book, because it so represents who Jamie is: authentic, earthy, funny, insightful, and in love with Jesus. This is a must read.
— Dennis Gingerich, Founding Pastor of Cape Christian Fellowship

The Power of Ugly: A Celebration of Earthy Spirituality
ISBN: 9781935959021
260 Pages


Author Profile
Jamie J. Stilson has spent the past 32 years as a Pastor. He and his wife Kim have raised three daughters and have nine grandchildren. When he’s not preaching at the Vineyard Community Church in Cape Coral, FL (, you can find Jamie sitting on a rock by a waterfall in North Georgia.