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Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for a more equitable and just world. Now updated to reflect on current social realities, this book shows how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice.
Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. What should our response be in a work torn apart by prejudice, hatred, and fear? In this book, Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson provide a model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates both individual and communal transformation.
Despite the current evangelical focus on justice work, evangelical theologians have not adequately developed a theological foundation for this activism. In this insightful resource, evangelical academics, activists, and pastors come together to survey the history and outlines of liberation theology, opening a conversation for developing a specifically evangelical view of liberation that speaks to the critical justice issues of our time.
Exploring the biblical narrative of justice throughout Scripture, this twelve-session curriculum from International Justice Mission will help you and your church bring freedom and reconciliation to those in need. Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture, and to be mobilized as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Number of Studies: 12
Mae Elise Cannon provides a comprehensive resource for Christians like you who are committed to social justice. She presents biblical rationale for justice and explains a variety of Christian approaches to doing justice. A wide-ranging catalog of topics and issues give background info about justice issues at home and abroad and give you the tools you need to take action.
Racial and ethnic hostility is a spiritual battle. In this book, Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation. Here is a picture of how soul change can lead to social change. This second edition also includes a study guide for groups!
The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.
For Christians, pursuing racial justice and reconciliation begins with following Scripture and the voice of the Holy Spirit, asking God to give us new eyes and hearts. In this five-session Bible study, readers will learn how the early church engaged with issues of reconciliation, and how we too can commit ourselves to discipleship, prayer, community, and witness in alignment with God's call.
Number of Studies: 5
Theologian Douglas Harink invites readers to rediscover Romans as a treatise on justice, tracing Paul's thinking on this theme through a sequential reading of the book and finding in each passage facets of the gospel's primary claim—that God accomplishes justice in the death and resurrection of Jesus Messiah.
The world is full of injustice, but God calls Christians to work for peace and equity here and now. How do you start your justice journey? These social justice books are great starting points for Christians who want to gain awareness of today's most pressing issues and transform that knowledge into practical action for the good of the world.