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    Church Forsaken

    Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

    by Jonathan Brooks

    Raised on the south side of Chicago, Jonathan Brooks moved as far away as he possible as soon as he could. But through unforeseen events he found himself not only back in Englewood but also serving as a pastor and community leader. In this book he challenges Christians to be fully present in their communities, helping local churches rediscover that loving our neighbors means loving our neighborhoods.

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    A Sojourner's Truth

    Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World

    by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

    Experience the journey of a young African American girl from the United States Naval Academy into her calling as a speaker, mentor, writer, and teacher. Intertwining Natasha Sistrunk Robinson's story with the story of Moses, this prophetic memoir invites you to bring along your story as well—to discover your own identity, explore your truth-revealing moments, live unafraid, and gain a deeper sense of purpose.

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    Seeing Jesus in East Harlem

    What Happens When Churches Show Up and Stay Put

    by José Humphreys

    Church leaders need to show up, stay put, and see what God is doing in their midst. Pastor José Humphreys recognizes how deeply our faith is tied to our particular stories in our particular places. Combining spiritual formation with activism, vivid narrative with exhortation, and realism with hopefulness, Humphreys offers pastors and church planters a thoughtful look at discipleship in a complex world.

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    Healing Our Broken Humanity

    Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World

    by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill
    Foreword by Willie James Jennings

    We live in conflicted times. We want to see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this? Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ.

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    Kingdom Collaborators

    Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down

    by Reggie McNeal

    Will you collaborate on God's kingdom work in your community? If you're ready to see God move in all areas—business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more—this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth.

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    Rethinking Incarceration

    Advocating for Justice That Restores

    by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

    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.

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    Scars Across Humanity

    Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women

    by Elaine Storkey

    Acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic, exploring how violence is structured into the very fabric of societies and cultures around the world.

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    The Power of Proximity

    Moving Beyond Awareness to Action

    by Michelle Ferrigno Warren
    Foreword by Noel Castellanos

    In an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." Here she shows us how proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all.

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    The Economics of Neighborly Love

    Investing in Your Community's Compassion and Capacity

    by Tom Nelson

    What does the good news of Jesus mean for economics? Marrying biblical study, economic theory, and practical advice, pastor Tom Nelson presents a vision for church ministry that works toward the flourishing of the local community, beginning with its poorest and most marginalized members and pushing us toward more nuanced understandings of wealth and poverty.

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    The Myth of Equality

    Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

    by Ken Wytsma

    Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.

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