Welcome to Week One of our Fall Read-Along! If you need a list of excuses why you can’t join us, I wrote one for you here. Otherwise, LET’S DO THIS!
Our book selection this time is: Deepening the Soul for Justice (by Bethany Hoang, who works for International Justice Mission–love them!–as the Director of the IJM Institute for Biblical Justice).
Here’s the kind of awesomeness you can expect from Bethany:
If you have heard accounts of slavery, human trafficking, rape, police abuse, and other forms of violent injustice in our world today and have felt compelled to act, this book invites you to join others in bringing lifelong sustainability to your convictions. It invites you into a rhythm of daily spiritual disciplines that will not only enable you to be strengthened in the work of doing justice when the going gets tough, but to ground your entire justice passion not in temporary reactive bursts but rather in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the very source of all that you do and give in the name of God’s own character of justice. (p. 8)
Between now and Tuesday, September 17th, please read pages 7-10 (Transforming Justice) and be ready to answer some questions–or ask some of your own.
And if you’re joining us, I’d love for you to briefly introduce yourself in the comments section!
Just tell us:
1. Your first name and what state/country you live in.
2. One sentence about why you want to join us for the read-along.
3. One kind of injustice that breaks your heart.
Thanks, friends! So excited to meet all of you and get to know you better over the next few weeks! (and it’s not too late to invite a friend to join us!)