Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill
IVP Books, 208 pages
Reviewed by Rachel Cheney
Starting conversations about change can be uncomfortable in most communities with political and sociological diversity. Even within denominational boundaries, individual churches have unique histories and perspectives. In our cultural context fraught with untrue binaries, divisive polarization and reactionary tribalism, communities of faith are challenged to confront injustice in their midst and in the world. “Healing Our Broken Humanity” offers a roadmap to begin the process of healing through dialogue and action in the church.
With candidness, the authors suggest nine practices congregations and small groups can use to begin conversations about how to identify entrenched oppression in the church, repent for collective wrongdoing and subvert cultural tendencies toward sins of omission and commission. At the end of each chapter, the authors suggest practical tools for readers to apply what they are learning to their lives, along with questions for discussion or individual reflection.
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Rachel Cheney is the youth director at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina, who is passionate about ministry and exploring avenues of growth for the church.