The Heart Of Racial Justice
The Heart Of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change
Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our witness. Why won't this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred, and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons—prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a model of... Show More
Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our witness. Why won't this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred, and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons—prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation. Read this book if you want to learn how to use your faith as a force for change, not as a smoke screen for self-protection embrace your true self and renounce false racial identities receive and extend forgiveness as an act of racial reconciliation experience personal transformation through the healing of painful racial memories engage in social action by developing ongoing crosscultural partnerships This classic is now part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press. It includes a list of definitions and a discussion and activity guide for groups. A new companion Bible study is also available. 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 reveal a model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation. Show Less
About Rick Richardson
Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, and trailblazer with over thirty years of experience in the ministry of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. She is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University and is also the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation 2. 0 and A Credible Witness. Rick Richardson is director of the Billy Graham Center Institute and its Church Evangelism Initiative and professor of... Show More
Brenda Salter McNeil is a dynamic speaker, author, and trailblazer with over thirty years of experience in the ministry of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. She is an associate professor of reconciliation studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University and is also the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation 2. 0 and A Credible Witness. Rick Richardson is director of the Billy Graham Center Institute and its Church Evangelism Initiative and professor of evangelism and leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School. His books include You Found Me, Reimagining Evangelism, and Evangelism Outside the Box. John Perkins, the son of a sharecropper, grew up in Mississippi amid dire poverty and rampant racism only to become a recognized civil rights leader as an adult. He is the founder of Voice of Calvary Ministries in Mendenhall, Mississippi, Harambee Ministries in Pasadena, California, and the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). His books include Let Justice Roll Down, With Justice for All, and Making Neighborhoods Whole. Unpublished Endorsements "This is a much-needed work that properly and firmly locates the ministry of racial reconciliation in the biblical context of spiritual warfare and of spiritual transformation. The book identifies God, not us, as the main actor of this kingdom ministry, passionately calling us to join him. " -Peter T. Cha, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, coeditor of Growing Heathy Asian American Churches "Brenda and Rick, through their partnership and new paradigm, are providing us a way through the increasing racial and ethnic divide in our world. Racial and ethnic divisions require reconciliation that transforms the whole person and issues in corporate change. This new paradigm does not make the process easy but provides a path of hope forward for an increasingly troubled and divided world. " -Geri Rodman, president emeritus, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/Canada "The combination of profound spiritual insight and powerful social application is unique! Brenda and Rick have written an important book for communities of every ethnicity. Read it and be transformed!" -Rev. Ronald V. Myers Sr. , M. D. , chairman, National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council "If there is hope that our country will ever see progress in race relations, it undoubtedly lies in the hands of our next generation. Thankfully, this book by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson equips them—and the rest of us slow learners—with astute insights, grounded strategies, practical help and heavenly visions. It reminds us that diversity was no accident; it was God's idea all along, and these two visionaries invite us to embrace it and celebrate it as it was always meant to be. " -Jo Kadlecek, coauthor with Pamela Toussaint of I Call You Friend: Four Women's Stories of Race, Faith and Friendship "In a time when we are surrounded by social cynicism toward issues of race, The Heart of Racial Justice welcomes us back to the table of redemptive love and community. It is not set with easy answers but with honest and passionate conversation about the irrefutable reconciling nature of the gospel. We are drawn to this table because the authors embody in their own lives the very nature of the reconciliation which they envision. They are wise teachers more than harsh prophets, loving mentors more than judgmental critics, and experienced guides more than sermonizing spectators. They dare to believe there is hope at this table, and we leave nurtured with provisions to join the movement for reconciliation. " -Keith R. Anderson, coauthor of Spiritual Mentoring "Brenda Salter McNeil is one of the most compelling voices for reconciliation in our day. She has joined with Rick Richardson, one of her long-term partners in the ministry of racial reconciliation, to write this important book. In this book the authors challenge emerging leaders in the church to choose to become a reconciliation generation. To this end The Heart of Racial Justice provides spiritual tools to equip people to dismantle the social construction of racism. This book makes a valuable contribution to the growing conversation on racial reconciliation. " -Curtiss Paul DeYoung, professor of reconciliation studies, Bethel University "What Rick and Brenda do in this biblically grounded book is to make reconciliation practical through the example of their friendship, reflecting on those who have gone on before them and building on (and appreciating) what each one has to offer. I highly recommend that you take time to read The Heart of Racial Justice. It is a blueprint for the Christian church. " -John M. Perkins, author of Let Justice Roll Down, from the foreword Table of Contents Foreword by John M. Perkins Preface to the Signature Edition Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Is There Still a Race Problem? 2. Mission Impossible? 3. A Better Way 4. A New Model 5. How Worship Builds Bridges 6. Embracing Our True Selves 7. Receiving and Extending Forgiveness 8. Denouncing the Powers and Principalities 9. Ongoing Partnerships 10. The Trumpet Call Appendix 1: Definitions Appendix 2: The Principalities and Powers Appendix 3: Exploring the Heart of Racial Justice: A Strategic Tool for Leaders Notes Bibliography Recommended Resources 18 (34) . IVPInterVarsity Press Anchor Distributors Carton Qty: 36 Fearfully and Wonderfully : The Marvel of Bearing God's Image Dr. Paul Brand, Philip Yancey FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: September 14, 2021 Ship Date: August 20, 2021 9781514003879, 1514003872 Paperback $22. 00 USD Discount Code: FLT Religion / Religion & Science 272 pages 9 in H | 6 in W | 0. 9 in T | 0. 8 lb Wt Availability: In stock Sales Rights: View 0 Comments Summary ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist - Christian Living 2019 IVP Readers' Choice Award 2019 WORLD Magazine Book of the Year Short List - Science Discover this updated and combined edition of two bestselling books! The human body holds endlessly fascinating secrets. The resilience of skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles—your physical being is knit according to a pattern of stunning purpose. Now Gold Medallion winners Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image have been completely revised and updated to offer a new audience timeless reflections on the body. Join renowned leprosy surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey on a remarkable journey through inner space—a spellbinding account of medical intervention, pain and healing, and the courage of humanity. Discover here the eternal truths revealed by our seemingly ordinary existence. The human body is a window into the very structure of God's creation and a testament to God's glory. The human body is a window into the very structure of God's creation and a testament to God's glory. Renowned leprosy surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey offer a new audience timeless reflections on the body in this updated and combined edition of the award-winning books Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image. Contributor Bio(s) Dr. Paul Brand (1914-2003) grew up in India, studied medicine in London, and practiced orthopedic surgery in India and the United States. He achieved world renown for his innovative techniques in the treatment of leprosy. He wrote Clinical Mechanics of the Hand, still considered a classic in the field of hand surgery, as well as The Gift of Pain (coauthored with Philip Yancey) and God's Forever Feast. Before his death in 2003, he received many honors, including the prestigious Albert Lasker Award and appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Philip Yancey has written twenty-five books. Early on he crafted best-selling books such as Disappointment with God and Where Is God When It Hurts? while also editing The Student Bible. More recently, he has explored central issues of the Christian faith, penning award-winning titles such as The Jesus I Never Knew, What's So Amazing About Grace?, and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? Yancey's books have garnered thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from Christian publishers and booksellers. He currently has more than fifteen million books in print, published in over forty languages worldwide. Yancey worked as a journalist in Chicago for some twenty years, editing the youth magazine Campus Life while also writing for a wide variety of magazines including Reader's Digest, Saturday Evening Post, National Wildlife, and Christianity Today. He recently released his memoir, Where the Light Fell. Quotes/Reviews "The reader comes away in awe of the fearful and wonderful construction of the body God has given to each of us, an appreciation for the spiritual realm it illustrates, and a reverence for the God in whom both find their source. " -Christianity Today "Beautifully written, absorbing, and highly readable (even for the nonbiologically inclined), the book is tremendously successful in developing a metaphor the New Testament uses more than thirty times to refer to the universal church. The reader gains not only spiritual lessons but a sense of awe and wonder at the human body's complex physiology and anatomy. " -Religion Today "Fascinating reading for anyone interested in the workings of the human body. " -Insight Unpublished Endorsements "I have long loved the collaboration between the marvelous theologian Philip Yancey and his mentor—orthopedic, humanitarian surgeon Paul Brand. What a blessing to reread this work after thirty years, to immerse myself in the story of Dr. Brand's work with leprosy patients in India and the Bayou, and in the resultant lessons about the miraculous workings of the human body, the beauty of human friendship and caring, the profundity of God's love. Brilliant, charming, and wonder inducing, this is a modern classic of science and faith. " -Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies, Bird by Bird, and Hallelujah Anyway "God's imaginative genius with his physical creation always has astounding parallels in the spiritual realm, and it's no different with the epitome of his creation, the human body. In their timeless Christian classic Fearfully and Wonderfully, my friend Philip and his coauthor Dr. Brand draw amazing parallels between our bodies and the Body of Christ that leave the reader startled and breathless with wonder. This remarkable book had a profound impact on my life when I first read it years ago, and its insights will astonish you for sure!" -Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center "This book is a testimony to the peculiar mystery of God's presence—the Word made flesh, as John's Gospel names it. For people whose spiritual lives have been too disembodied, Dr. Brand's attention to living bodies invites us to return to our true selves. At the same time, Yancey has rendered enfleshened truth about our existence in words. I pray you can receive this combination of wisdom and craft as the gift that it is—a word in season, inviting each of us deeper into the life that is really life. " -Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Reconstructing the Gospel "I have greatly appreciated my friend Philip Yancey's work over the years. I enthusiastically commend this book in which Philip offers his wisdom and the wisdom of Dr. Paul Brand to a new generation of readers. I anticipate that it will be of great value to Christians and non-Christians alike. " -John M. Perkins, cofounder, Christian Community Development Association, president emeritus of the John Perkins Foundation "This is a stunning, wondrous book by two of my favorite people. I remember reading Phil Yancey in India, as I lived in a village of folks who had leprosy, which is also where I heard about Dr. Brand. Mother Teresa used to say that in the poor we can see Jesus 'in his most distressing disguises. ' This book unpacks what that means and invites every one of us to marvel at the image of God in every person. Dr. Brand is a legendary medical doctor, and Philip is a doctor of the soul. Together they have written one of the greatest books on life . . . in a world where far too many lives are disgraced and desecrated. May it make you a champion of life, just as both of these men have been, and may we be death's greatest adversary. " -Shane Claiborne, cofounder of The Simple Way and Red Letter Christians, author of Beating Guns "In a world divided by races and faces, healers Philip Yancey and Paul Brand knit us together by blazing a magnificent journey through the human body—inspiring discovery, cell by cell, of God's marvel of a blueprint for his unified church. A shining collaboration, their book validates well that if every cell matters, so does every life. Yet only in relation to each other do we come alive. In proving that view, Yancey and Brand achieve an uplifting and awakening balm for today's bruised and fraying church. This book is a glorious achievement, and it arrives kindly with soothing correction. But best of all, it's right on time. " -Patricia Raybon, author of My First White Friend and Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace "An unusual medical, biological, and spiritual work. A great appreciation of the human body, life, and belief in God fills this book. " -Joseph E. Murray, Nobel Laureate, The New England Journal of Medicine "A deeply meaningful book and a much-needed corrective to our opinions about the natural world, what membership means—in our bodies and in the body. " -Sheldon Vanauken, author of A Severe Mercy "Reflections and stories by a humane tender of wounds. Paul Brand's book, like his life as a doctor, is wholly admirable. " -Richard Selzer, author of Mortal Lessons and Confessions of a Knife Table of Contents Preface: A New Edition for a New Time Part I: Image Bearers 1: Invisible Made Visible 2: Human Mirrors Part II: One and Many 3: A Role in the Body 4: Diversity: The Richness of Life 5: Unity: The Sense of Belonging 6: The Ecstasy of Community Part III: Outside and Inside 7: Skin: The Organ of Sensitivity 8: The Visible You 9: The Most Trustworthy Sense 10: Bone: A Necessary Frame 11: How Bones Grow Part IV: Proof of Life 12: Blood: Life's Source 13: Wise Blood 14: Breath: Inspiration and Expiration 15: Body in Motion Part V: The Language of Pain 16: A Sense of Protection 17: The Unifier 18: Chronic Pain Part VI: The Body's CEO 19: Brain: The Enchanted Loom 20: Image Restored 21: Levels of Guidance 22: God's Likeness 23: A Presence Discussion Guide, Joannie Degnan Barth and Bridget Woltman 19 (36) . 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