Justice Looks Like...
Reflections on Living the Gospel in an Unjust World
Imprint: 1845 Books
Sales Date: 2023-07-16
248 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.72 in
- Published: July 2023
For Professors: Exam Copies
Our world is crying out for justice—the doing of right and the righting of wrongs. George Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020 amplified this cry. In response, the Baptist Standard published a sixty-nine-week series of articles which now form the pages of this volume, Justice Looks Like... : Reflections on Living the Gospel in an Unjust World. Sixty-eight writers present honest, heartfelt accounts of what justice looks like to them.
Written by men and women of various ethnic backgrounds and various professions—all of them decisively Texas Baptists—these reflections offer up personal memories, passion, lament, anger, hope, exhortation, and perspectives on justice perhaps new, unsettling, enlivening, and empowering. Each entry is short and pithy and encourages readers to pursue further conversation and action. Taken together they present a vision of God, Scripture, and the Christian life saturated with justice. The hope is when one encounters these articles, he or she will not stop with this book but will continue to listen to others, learn from others, and live justly alongside others.
'Fannie Lou Hamer's timeless words carried me through [referring to the global pandemic and political uprisings]. I found hope and inspiration in her story and the fortitude to keep pushing for social change.' Keisha Blain penned these words in her widely acclaimed book Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message To America. Just as Dr. Blain and so many of us have found hope, courage and strength in the life of Fannie Lou Hamer and many others who fought and continue to fight for freedom, so have I found hope, courage and strength in the Word of God and in the rich and poignant readings of each author and champion of change who contributed to Justice Looks Like... edited by Eric Black. Justice Looks Like... is written with intentionality to diversity of thought and experiences and is central in its message of hope and action that promotes change. Read it and be changed and motivated to make a real difference. Justice matters to Jesus and should matter to us. Follow Him and bring him glory with your prayers and your feet.~Cokiesha Bailey Robinson, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Grace College
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate demonstration of God’s righteousness and justice in the world. Now more than ever those who hold to the gospel must reflect upon and live it out as such. This book is an excellent reflection upon what it looks like to live out the gospel of Jesus while upholding justice in the world. It will encourage all of us to lift up God’s cause, which is the cause of justice.~Ralph West, Founder and Senior Pastor, Church Without Walls