Moody officially releases the book Gospel Justice on Monday, June 3. Advanced copies have arrived at our office and I encourage you to add the book to your summer reading list. The book also makes a great gift. Please visit our website, www.administerjustice.org, to donate and receive a copy.
The hope of Gospel Justice is that “This book will stir your soul and prompt you to seriously consider what Jesus’ words, “Go and do likewise,” mean for you personally and practically. Bruce Strom intertwines moving stories of real people in crisis with scriptural truths, producing a compelling call to action that no reader will easily ignore.” Carol Thompson, Executive Vice President, Christianity Today.
Gospel Justice tells the story of my personal journey toward understanding God’s heart for justice. I learned much about His heart through the parable of the Good Samaritan and the book shares the lessons I learned. Along the way you meet real people with real needs who are beaten down by the effects of a sinful, broken world. These victims of injustice need good news. They also need practical legal help so they can be restored.
As my friend Ken Sande states: “Justice lies at the very heart of the Gospel. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus fully satisfied the conditions of God’s justice. Now he is calling us to spread the precious gift of God’s justice into every sphere of life. Gospel Justice beautifully proclaims this call to action. Read it … and then take up its challenge.” Ken Sande, Founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360, author The Peacemaker.
The hope of Gospel Justice is that people will be inspired to take action. For many it is a reminder of why they serve. For others it is an opportunity to get engaged and make a difference. God’s heart for justice should be evident throughout the book. My prayer is that the book will be an encouragement to you and that you will respond as Ron Sider,
“Wonderful. The stories will make you cry. The biblical material will challenge your mind. The stories of success will thrill your heart. And the combination of evangelism and social justice is fabulous. An inspiring book that nurtures hope and action.” Ronald J. Sider, Founder, Evangelicals for Social Action, Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy at Palmer Seminary at Eastern University.
That hope and action is the hope of gospel justice. Read it. Share it with others. Then dare to go and do likewise.