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New Book Alert: Welcoming Justice by John Perkins and Charles Marsh

October 3, 2009

wjJust received word from InterVarsity Press that Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community has been released, co-authored by my mentor John Perkins and Charles Marsh (author of the remarkable The Beloved Community).  What I love about Welcoming Justice: powerful writing to everyday people on the “unfinished business of the civil rights movement”; John and Charles alternating chapters as faithful practitioner and theologian and their blend of stories, analysis, and call to action; the cover, a print commissioned to an artist; at 120 pages it’s accessible; the foreword by Philip Yancey is worth the price itself.

Welcoming Justice is the third title in our joint IVP/Duke Center for Reconciliation Resources for Reconciliation Series.  Last year we released Living Gently in a Violent World by Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas, and Reconciling All Things by me and Emmanuel Katongole.

167007_perkins_marsh010John and Charles taught in our first Teaching Communities Week in 2006 (see the audio link) where, as Charles shares humorously in the book’s afterward, I relentlessly twisted his arm to take the project on.  I hear John and Charles will share the platform one morning at the upcoming Christian Community Development Association Conference in Cincinnati October 21-25.

[A foretaste of the next book in the series:  see the cover of the upcoming March 2010 book Friendship at the Margins by Word Made Flesh leader Chris Heuertz and Asbury Seminary New Testament scholar Christine Pohl, author of Making Room.]

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