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Geography of Grace: Doing Theology From Below

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How do we make sense of God's love among the urban poor, and among the rest of us who are hungry for good news in the hard and sometimes forgotten places of our own lives? Rocke and Van Dyke invite us to discover for ourselves the unexpected nature of grace among those who have been labeled the least, last and lost-and their inextricable link to the forgotten and disturbin ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Street Psalms Press
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Chris
Geography of Grace posits that grace like water flows downhill. The stories of finding God in the hardest, poorest, and most oppressed places gripped me. I am trying to process what this stirring in my soul means for me. Why has this book wrecked me?

For one thing, I must repent for the insulated life I have sought. I remember discussing with Abba Basil Irenaeus the hallmark of new monasticism: setting up in the abandon places of the empire. I remarked that didn’t seem like a mark of our order a
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Beth Peninger
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is another book of my dear friend's class reading list. And it was g.o.o.d. Wow. Authors Rocke and Van Dyke team up to propose a new (the the mainstream evangelical church that is) thought about where God's grace is seen and experienced first before anywhere else. I literally have no idea how to review this book adequately. It was such a powerful read, were I highlighting it most of the book would be highlighter yellow. I love how the authors used examples not commonly used or perhaps thoug ...more
Drick
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The authors are founders of the Street Psalms Network, a collection of grassroots urban ministries around the world. They offer a bottom-up theology using poetry, innovative Biblical interpretation and many stories of hope and shalom in seemingly desperate places around the world. A real inspiration and eye-opener
JJ Vancil
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is one of the more insightful books on doing ministry in hard places. The theology is rich, the practical implications are encouraging, and the challenges are convicting. I am more prepared to do the work that God has called me to do and more love with Jesus. This book challenges pre-conceived assumptions and invites to reader to be a part of the work that God is already doing among the least, the last & the lost. ...more
Maria Ramirez dodson
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. It is very DENSE. Full of great information, stories, and theology.
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