From the author of Barefoot Tribe, whose “manifesto offers hope and inspiration for people of all faiths” (Booklist), comes a spiritually exhilarating guide toward living a life full of purpose, authenticity, and justice.
Do you feel stuck in your faith?
Are you searching for purpose?
Do you desire a more authentic life?
If your faith experience has been in the Western church, you have probably missed an essential part of spiritual growth without even knowing it. For decades, the church has been focused on personal piety instead of the needs of the world around it.
But Christians have not been entrusted with the story of the Gospel to simply start building campaigns and run programs, rather we are to bring the world the message of hope and love. And to meet the needs of those we come in contact with. In Justice Calling, Palmer Chinchen offers a call to a fuller expression of following Christ.
He says our faith must be a faith of doing, not just hearing. Our gaze must shift from ourselves and our small enclave like-minded individuals to the world filled with opportunities to bring justice and mercy. We must go. To the poor, the enslaved, the lost, and the lonely. There we will find fulfillment as we live out our calling.
Are you ready to join the movement toward living with a purpose, loving authentically, and engaging in the cause of justice around the globe? In Justice Calling, you will find that not only will you bring change to the lives of those you seek to serve but in so serving you will be indelibly changed as well.
Live, Love, Show Compassion, Be Changed—justice is calling.
Pastor Chinchen (Waiting for Daylight) is on a mission to help the church rediscover relevance in service and social activism in a world desperately searching for ways to meet people's deeply felt needs. In language aimed at the church member in the pew, he spans the spectrum of human experience race, religion, nationality, and gender and sees the world around us as fertile ground for Christian service. For him, the nature of the search for justice is a deeply spiritual endeavor: "We need to start our justice conversation by looking at Jesus Himself." Using examples from the headlines, Chinchen reminds readers that injustice, cruelty, and hatred are everywhere, and says it is up to the church, and specifically to Christians inspired by the teachings and example of Jesus, to become active agents of change. "A right understanding of worshipping God... connects worship with practical issues of social justice," he asserts. This engaging, heartfelt call to action for greater engagement in social affairs by Christian communities will be a powerful reminder for all.
No more sidelines
No denying Palmer speaks from experience. A very motivational call to kingdom action. This is not a book for the couch surfer. Get off the sidelines and get into the service!