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Justice in the Burbs (Emersion: Emergent Village Resources For Communities Of Faith Series)

eBook|Aug 2007
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This engaging narrative helps readers kiss apathy and ignorance goodbye in favor of a life of concern and action in order to help our fellow human beings.In the suburban world of nice homes, neat lawns, and new cars, it can...


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This engaging narrative helps readers kiss apathy and ignorance goodbye in favor of a life of concern and action in order to help our fellow human beings.In the suburban world of nice homes, neat lawns, and new cars, it can be easy to forget about social justice issues. Life keeps us busy, and the poor and disenfranchised of our world are invisible as we go from our garage to our workplace and back again. But suburbanites can be a force for social justice in the world.

In this unique book, readers will take a journey with a young couple from the 'burbs as they learn to notice and act on the issues of justice that abound no matter where you live. This engaging narrative helps readers kiss apathy and ignorance goodbye in favor of a life of concern and action in order to help our fellow human beings.In the suburban world of nice homes, neat lawns, and new cars, it can be easy to forget about social justice. Life keeps us busy, and the poor and disenfranchised of our world are invisible as we go from our garage to our workplace and back again. But suburbanites can be a force for social justice in the world.

In this unique book, you will take a journey with a young couple from the burbs as they learn to notice and act on the issues of justice that abound everywhere. This engaging narrative will help you kiss apathy and ignorance good-bye in favor of a life of concern and action.

"Will and Lisa are provocateurs of imagination, writing from a desert where folks are thirsty for more than the American dream. This is a much-needed invitation for justice to flow through the suburbs like mighty waters and bring to life all the parched souls trapped in the ghettos of poverty and wealth."--Shane Claiborne, activist, author, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

"Will and Lisa have joined talents to offer a compelling argument for living justly in an unjust world, and for loving our neighbors in a hands-on, life-changing way."--Liz Curtis Higgs, author, Bad Girls of the Bible

"Will and Lisa Samson's new book, Justice in the Burbs, is a moving book. I wept with joy, knowing how many people will be moved to join the work for justice God has already begun in the world."--Christian Scharen, author, One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God

"Whatever happened to the vital social and moral energies of the Christian faith? They are alive and throbbing in this book that shows how the gospel can walk the missing sidewalks and unfriendly cul-de-sacs of the suburbs."--Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological School, George Fox UniversityWill Samson has a seventeen-year career in politics, technology, and the church, working with Fortune 500 companies, universities, non-profits and political organizations. He is an active contributor to the efforts of Emergent Village. Lisa Samson has written seventeen novels, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird. Will and Lisa live in Lexington, Kentucky.EXCERPT FROM CATALOG
Most of us sense some missing element in our lives. Sometimes we are acutely aware of this. We groan with the world and wonder why everything aches so profoundly, why we feel so far from who we know we could be, from the Garden, from God. We suspect the missing element may involve how we live in the world and the impact of our behavior. We suspect the question of whether there is justice in the world relates to choices we have made, are making and will make in the future. But perhaps we have forgotten, or perhaps we never knew, what a life lived justly might look like. The question rarely comes up in regular conversation. So we stumble through life with unanswered, sometimes unvoiced, questions, some x-factor missing from our lives, but we fail to remember, or maybe we just don't know, what that factor is. Or, we realize exactly what's missing but have no idea how to incorporate issues of justice into our lives, particularly in a way that would safeguard us against completely disrupting our everyday existence. We do not like disruptions.

In the suburban world of nice homes, neat lawns, and new cars, it can be easy to forget about social justice issues. Life keeps us busy, and the poor and disenfranchised of our world are invisible as we go from our garage to our workplace and back again. But suburbanites can be a force for social justice in the world.

In this unique book, readers will take a journey with a young couple from the 'burbs as they learn to notice and act on the issues of justice that abound no matter where you live. This engaging narrative helps readers kiss apathy and ignorance goodbye in favor of a life of concern and action in order to help our fellow human beings.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 326807
  • Product Code 9781441200259
  • ISBN 1441200258
  • EAN 9781441200259
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.88 MB (EPUB)

Lisa Samson

Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.

Will Samson

Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.

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