The Call To Live & Die For Bigger Things
Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma covers the weighty topic of justice in the body of Christ. Not just pursuing justice but being willing to live and die for bigger things. Ken gives a thorough explanation of biblical justice and draws a connection between my joy, the joy of others and the transforming gospel of Jesus.
It took me a couple months to get through all 19 chapters due to the depth of subject matter. I felt like I was reading for a graduate level class so after each chapter I had to pause and consider the topic. Sometimes I had to put the book down for a week or two. The first 100 pages were the toughest for me to get into as it felt like an intro to a subject I was very familiar with already. Once I got to chapter 7 the book picked up the pace and I had a much tougher time putting it down.
Some of my favorite parts of the book were when I was challenged with new ideas and perspectives about biblical justice today and from the past. I learned about the historical aspects of social gospel and social justice and how the church has viewed those different ideas.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to any Christian looking to become more like Jesus. Pursuing Justice talks about justice not for the sake of discussion but as a bridge to God, full life and happiness.
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