What's the book about?
After a decade of social justice work, I had an embarrassing secret. I couldn’t actually define “social justice.” I mean, it seemed to be good and in the Bible somewhere, therefore I reasoned I should do it. One day, I was sitting on an empty library floor with my brain full of statistics, researching the best projects to stop poverty, when God dropped a simple question my way: "What do I say I love?"
I was in the middle of researching something I thought He’d like. Why would He interrupt to ask me about His feelings? I had made working for justice my top priority because I thought that God wanted that. And yet, the question hit me hard. After all my work, I couldn’t answer a question that’s fundamental to all intimate relationships. So I switched from reading statistics about poverty to reading the Bible to hear God's heart.
What I saw shocked me. In my church background, social justice had a reputation for being worldly-centered and theologically-weak and was therefore treated as a side hobby. But the more I read the Bible, the more I learned how wrong that reputation was.
The Biblical story is the full display of God's own love for justice and righteousness- and anyone with any life calling can live it out. After years of trying to cut through the personal and political agendas driving social justice projects, I discovered the secret formula. To get the most powerful, practical, Christ-centered and unbiased message about justice, I only needed to read the Bible. This book, God Loves Justice and Righteousness, is written to serve those who want that kind of a message: a resource for Biblical social justice that brings you closer to God’s heart and lets you be a unique expression of what He loves.
Why should I volunteer?
- The heart behind the book is to serve Christians who want to learn what the Bible says about social justice- without any politics or personal agendas mixed in. Your feedback is crucial to make sure the material is explained effectively and refine the teaching before it is published.
Who can participate?
Christians from all age ranges, educational experience, careers, denominational backgrounds (including Catholic and Orthodox!)
What will the feedback process be like?
Once the group is identified, everyone will be mailed a physical copy of the book. The group has two weeks to finish it (unless another timeline is worked out), then schedule a 30-45 minute conversation at your convenience to give feedback and answer questions.
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested, please fill out the form below. We are trying to build a diverse group with people from a lot of backgrounds, that’s why we are asking demographic information. If you are selected, then we will email you with information.
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