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

Paperback|Aug 2007
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The busyness, consumerism, and disconnection that accompany suburban living often erode our awareness of social justice issues. This unique book offers readers a mixture of narrative, teaching, and reflection, designed to help them overcome apathy and choose a life of...


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The busyness, consumerism, and disconnection that accompany suburban living often erode our awareness of social justice issues. This unique book offers readers a mixture of narrative, teaching, and reflection, designed to help them overcome apathy and choose a life of social engagement. Includes contributions from leading Emerging Church authors. 208 pages, from Baker.

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.
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"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. If story is what speaks to your soul, Lisa weaves throughout these pages one fictional family's journey toward a more Christ-centered, less me-centered lifestyle. If an impassioned presentation of twenty-first-century, worldview thinking is your style, Will has that covered with a historical, biblical, and practical approach to social justice. As Will writes, 'It's hard to convince the world that Jesus cares when we don't.' With heart and head firmly grounded in the gospel, Will and Lisa show us how and why caring for our neighbors truly matters."--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 read the book and wept with recognition of the deep need for justice in this world of violence, inequality, and suffering. I read the book and wept with recognition of my own complicity in the typical reluctance of comfortable Christians to act with justice. But most of all, I wept with joy, knowing how many people will be moved to join the work for justice God has already begun in the world. The combination of Lisa's compelling narrative and Will's deep analysis, along with punchy reflections by a host of top Christian thinkers, is a perfect setup for raising the j word in your church. Justice in the burbs? Yes, but don't stop there! This book calls for God's justice everywhere!"--Christian Scharen, director, Faith as a Way of Life Project, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School; 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 University, www.wikiletics.com"Will and Lisa Samson invite you to join them on a very scary journey beginning in the suburbs that could change your life and make a little difference in God's world. If you're interested in taking Jesus seriously, I suggest you read this book with a few friends and see what happens."--Tom Sine, Mustard Seed Associates, www.msainfo.org"Will and Lisa Samson remind us that Jesus and those who have loved and followed him over the centuries have cared about the poor and about justice. They invite us to discover afresh this truth and this way of life today in our communities and our world."--Mark Earley, president, Prison Fellowship Ministries
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 257792
  • Product Code 9780801068096
  • ISBN 0801068096
  • EAN 9780801068096
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank 60249
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.299kg

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.