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So excited that Outreach Magazine has just named Healing Our Broken Humanity co-written with Graham Hill as their 2019 resource of the year, in the culture category!

Healing Our Broken Humanity
Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World
(IVP, 2018)

 

WHO: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion, and Graham Hill, senior lecturer of applied theology at Morling College.

THEY SAY: “The church needs a compelling vision of a healed and whole Christian community (and a redeemed Christian social imagination). The church needs fresh practices before a watching world.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book shows what it means to be the church (Eph. 2:15) through nine practices that are characterized by justice, love, reconciliation and peacemaking.

THE PROGRESSION:
Each chapter reviews one of nine practices individuals and communities can take on to change themselves and society: “Reimagine Church,” “Renew Lament, “Repent Together,” “Relinquish Power,” “Restore Justice,” “Reactivate Hospitality,” “Reinforce Agency,” “Reconcile Relationships” and “Recover Life Together.”
Throughout the authors discuss the importance of reimagining the church as the new humanity in Christ. They emphasize the importance of giving up privilege, self-interests, and power and to restore justice to those who have been denied in the past. Also included are practices, challenges and activities for small groups.

“The church can proclaim and embody the new creation in Christ, and show a different ethic and way of life in the world.”

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A 2019 Outreach Resource of the Year—Culture Category

“This book is a fantastic invitation to pursue the vision of a church that flourishes in every category.”

Evaluated by R. York Moore, national evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA.

 

List of Categories:

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO—For the 17th consecutive year, Outreach magazine is celebrating some of the best outreach-oriented books and curricula by honoring them as Outreach Resources of the Year.

The Outreach Resources of the Year aim to highlight valuable resources for church leaders and bring deserved attention to resources that can help churches better engage in effective outreach to share the gospel and reach communities for Christ.

More than 170 resources published between Nov. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018, were submitted for consideration and placed into 11 categories. An expert in each category evaluated the resources and chose what they considered to be the best. The experts also chose how many resources to recognize, and whether to include any as “Also Recommended.”

The 2019 Outreach Resources of the Year are:

EVANGELISM

Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age
(Barna Group)

APOLOGETICS

Apologetics at the Cross
By Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen (Zondervan)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

God Is Stranger
By Krish Kandiah (IVP)

CHURCH

Underground Church
By Brian Sanders (Zondervan)

Zealous for Good Works
By Todd A. Wilson (Moody Publishers)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

The Forgotten Church
By Glenn Daman (Moody Publishers)

People Are the Mission
By Danny Franks (Zondervan)

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Hero Maker
By Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird (Zondervan)

Rooting for Rivals
By Peter Greer and Chris Horst (Bethany House)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

The Fellowship of the Suffering
By Paul Borthwick and Dave Ripper (IVP)

The Life-Giving Leader
By Tyler Reagin (WaterBrook)

The Minority Experience
By Adrian Pei (IVP)

Moral Leadership for a Divided Age
By David P. Gushee and Colin Holtz (Brazos Press)

CULTURE

Healing Our Broken Humanity
By Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill (IVP)

CROSS-CULTURAL/MISSIONAL

Whole and Reconciled
By Al Tizon (Baker Academic)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered
By Wanjiru M. Gitau (IVP)

SOCIAL ISSUES/JUSTICE

Rethinking Incarceration
By Dominique DuBois Gilliard (IVP)

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming? 
By Travis Collins (IVP)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

A Sojourner’s Truth
By Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (IVP)

THEOLOGY/BIBLICAL STUDIES

The Bible Unwrapped
By Meghan Larissa Good (Herald Press/MenoMedia)

How to Read Theology
By Uche Anizor (Baker Academic)

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The Lost Discipline of Conversation
By Joanne J. Jung (Zondervan)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Didn’t See It Coming
By Carey Nieuwhof (WaterBrook)

Open to the Spirit
By Scot McKnight (WaterBrook)

Subversive Sabbath
By A.J. Swoboda (Brazos Press)

COUNSELING AND RELATIONSHIPS

Unwanted
By Jay Stringer (NavPress)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Mental Health and the Church
By Stephen Grcevich (Zondervan)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
(Group Publishing)

When God Made Light
By Matthew Paul Turner (WaterBrook)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Adoptive Church
By Chap Clark (Baker Academic)

Outreach magazine offers the ideas, insights and stories of today’s outreach-oriented, Bible-based churches. Founded in January 2003 by church communications company Outreach Inc., Outreach is an award-winning, bimonthly periodical for church leadership and is available by subscription. Find out more at OutreachMagazine.com.

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