The Justice Project
- Pub. Date
- Sep 2009
Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. But how are Christians to respond to these stories and the conditions to which they refer?
Here's help. Editors Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber have amassed a collection of over 30 brief chapters by some of the most penetrating thinkers in the justice conversation, including René Padilla, Peggy Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Sylvia Keesmaat, Bart Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Tony Jones, and Richard Twiss. Divided into sections, "God of Justice," "Book of Justice," "Justice in the USA," "Just World," and "Just Church," The Justice Project invites readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." This resource will help them do just that.
"One of the top books of the year. . . . Very nicely done. A great place to start on any journey towards justice and a helpful handbook for anyone wanting to learn more."--Byron Borger, heartsandmindsbooks.com
"An exceptionally thoughtful, varied, and useful resource. . . . The Justice Project includes dozens of chapters, showing how justice affects everything from environmental care to urban poverty, from domestic violence to rural life issues. Importantly, there are many great biblical essays, showing how social justice concerns are found in nearly every aspect of the Bible. . . . Read this and rejoice. Read it and put it to use. Share it, study it, dance with it. This is a book I've been waiting for my whole life. Praise be to God."--Byron Borger, heartsandmindsbooks.com