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by Philip Yancey,Charles Marsh

Free eBook Welcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community (Resources for Reconciliation) download ISBN: 0830834532
Author: Philip Yancey,Charles Marsh
Publisher: IVP Books (October 25, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 140
Category: Books for Christians
Subcategory: Christian Living
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It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world

It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned.

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Welcoming Justice: God's. has been added to your Basket The book provides novices, faithful servants and even the weary laborers the inspiration to persevere in God's kingdom work. has been added to your Basket. Charles Marsh and John Perkins are incredible navigators in the murky waters of race and reconciliation. To see the past, present and future of 'the dream' of the beloved community through the eyes of Perkins and Marsh is to see a resurrection of hope. These are two men who live out the ideas they speak about with eloquence and beauty. The book provides novices, faithful servants and even the weary laborers the inspiration to persevere in God's kingdom work.

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The God Movement continues yet today

The God Movement continues yet today. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. He is the author of several books, including God's Long Summer, The Last Days and The Beloved Community. In Welcoming Justice, Perkins and Marsh have created a perfect harmony, a freedom song that will echo with hope through the streets of injustice and the halls of academia, inviting everyone who hears to take a step out of the empire in which we live and to move one step closer to the Promised Land, the beloved community of God.

by Charles Marsh, John M. Perkins. Series: Resources for Reconciliation. Marsh leads off with the contention that the Civil Rights movement lost its vision and cohesion as a movement when it lost its connection to a church-based and gospel based vision of "beloved community. At the same time, he sees movements, like that which Perkins has led at Voice of Calvary, continuing this gospel-based vision in its focus on relocation, redistribution, and reconciliation. Perkins, however, contends that the church, to realize such a vision, needs to give up its captivities to culture which has so divided it.

book by Philip Yancey. It was not that long ago that African Americans and other minorities were excluded from many spheres of American public life  . Though both men have a long history in racial reconciliation - Charles Marsh as a professor and the director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, and John Perkins as the founder of the Voice of Calvary in Mississippi and the Christian Community Development Association - this book looks forward more than it looks back

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It was not that long ago that African Americans and other minorities were excluded from many spheres of American public life. We have seen remarkable progress in recent decades toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of beloved community. But this is not only because of the activism and sacrifice of a certain generation of civil rights leaders. It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned, and Marsh highlights the legacy of Perkins's work in American society. Together they show how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice. The God Movement continues yet today. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. There is unfinished work still to do.
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Gelgen
Growing up near the end of the 1960's in a Republican household where racism was just beneath the surface and later coming to faith in the world's Messiah in an evangelical world that saw faith as opposed to justice, this book helped me understand the roots of the civil rights movement and how the foundation changed after MLK's death. The book goes on to discuss and recapture the vision of the gospel for reconciliation on every level of human socity through fidelity to Jesus' teaching. It's refreshing how it pictures the gospel as the hope not just for the human soul but for human societies.
Broadcaster
Charles Marsh and John Perkins have given to the body of Christ a challenge and word of encouragement. The journey of suffering experienced by John Perkins combines with the scholarship of Professor Marsh to speak a much needed word for social justice. The book is based on sound Biblical principles, and calls for Christians to be serious about following after Christ.
LoboThommy
As a senior citizen, this book takes me back to the Civil Right's Days. It challenges us to rethink our faith and how to put it to work among the most needy of us.
Siramath
I have been involved with the issue of reconciliation for about 5 years now. My wife and I (and our son who was 2 years old at the time) spent 3 months on an intense residential course on Biblical Reconciliation before we moved to the States. For three months I was steeped in lecturers and books on reconciliation. The paper that I wrote for the course, The Paradox of A Divided Church Called To Be Reconcilers To The World, was published as a chapter in a book. I also edited a resource book for schools on Biblical Reconciliation. It was for these reasons that I was excited to review this book.

Charles Marsh (Seminary Professor) and John Perkins (Civil Rights activist) team together to write on God's movement towards `Beloved Community.' As John Perkins writes, God is calling me to help churches see and incorporate as an essential part of discipleship. The captivity of the church to our culture has left us so divided.

The church has a massive, God given role in reconciliation and it needs to embrace this call. The gospel itself is a call to reconciliation - turn back to The Father who desires to be restored in relationship with his children through his Son Jesus Christ; The Church is called to be a blessing in places of brokenness, so God sends us to the jails. God wants us to interrupt this broken system with his love.

The chapters are shared between Perkins and Marsh. When you read Perkins chapters you literally hear his cry leaping from the pages - the cry for the church to get serious about true reconciliation; serious about being involved with a broken world; serious about community that is attractive, discipleship based and reconciliation focused. Christians have spent a lot of time talking about who Jesus is without paying attention to how he lived.

Community based church is a key feature for the authors. A Church that simply attracts people who commute in and out is not as asset to a community. They contribute very little, if not nothing to the community (accept traffic problems on a Sunday). A Church that is made up of people from the community is an asset to the community - investing time and energy in those with whom they live with to declare God's reconciliation and to be an illustration of reconciliation to the community.

Of course the two key areas that need this is racial relations and those in poverty and time is spent on these issues. John Perkins insights into the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's are very insightful. Much has changed and much progress has been made since Martin Luther-Kings death some 40 years ago, but there is more to be done; We're not there yet, but we are living in a new time. This is a time for re-building. I pray that every Christian, young and old alike, would have the courage to give themselves fully to God's movement toward reconciliation and beloved community in society.

My only difficulty with the book was that some of the chapters were a little disjointed. Sometimes I was not sure where the chapter was heading. But overall this is a great little book. This book should be read by all Christians but especially pastors and church leaders so that reconciliation gets into the DNA of the church. Definitely recommended.
Walianirv
Though both men have a long history in racial reconciliation -- Charles Marsh as a professor and the director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, and John Perkins as the founder of the Voice of Calvary in Mississippi and the Christian Community Development Association -- this book looks forward more than it looks back. Both men lament the failure of the Civil Rights Movement to hold on to its Christian roots, and both men are critical of the continuing "cultural captivity" of the evangelical church. But both men also see God continuing his work of reconciliation down to the present, and Perkins in particular, expresses optimism that many of today's youth -- high school and college students -- have a vision for God's Beloved Community and are working to make it a reality.
Tcaruieb
Charles Marsh and Dr. Perkins do an awesome job tag-teaming this book. It really gives concrete examples of how theology needs to be interwoven with practice.
Delan
Please read this new book by JP which continues his life long journey with impacting communities. It’s very humbling and convicting! Thanks to CCDA for helping Dr Perkins to write more!