Healing Our Broken Humanity

Healing Our Broken Humanity : Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World

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16th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year - Culture

We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this?
Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love.
With small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal to read together in community. Discover here how to bring real change to a dehumanized world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0830845410
  • 9780830845415
  • 341,761

Table of contents

Foreword by Willie James Jennings

Introduction: Nine Practices That Heal Our Broken Humanity

1. Reimagine Church

2. Renew Lament

3. Repent Together

4. Relinquish Power

5. Restore Justice

6. Reactivate Hospitality

7. Reinforce Agency

8. Reconcile Relationships

9. Recover Life Together

Epilogue: A Benediction and Prayer


Appendix One: Questions for Discussion and Engagement

Appendix Two: The Nine Transforming Practices Accountability Form

Appendix Three: Resources for Healing Our Broken Humanity


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About Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (PhD, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto) is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is author or editor of fifteen books, including Embracing the Other,
Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, and Intercultural Ministry. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Graham Hill (PhD, Flinders University) teaches applied theology at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. A former church planter and pastor, he is the founding director theglobalchurchproject.com. He is also the author of GlobalChurch: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches. Willie James Jennings (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.
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