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The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance

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Over the past decade, justice movements to abolish labor slavery, end sex trafficking, fight for those who suffer violent oppression, and address grinding poverty have been growing. Access to the needs of every neighbor on the planet is wide open in a way that has never before been true in human history, awakening Christians to the reality of injustice and the depth of suf ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Brazos Press (first published February 17th 2015)
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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had to read this book for a seminar and it was amazing. This book walks you through the whole story of the bible and teaches you about God's character and his commitment and faihfulness to his people and to see them flourish and walking in relationship with him. Out of God's character and his love for us we as Believers can walk in the calling God has given us persevering in hope. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works in a Justice ministry or who has an intrest in learning more abou ...more
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
My review may not be terribly helpful because I had a huge gap in the middle of reading this and kind of forgot the beginning third--but maybe that's enough of a review in and of itself, that this has such intense material and still was forgettable.

Trigger warning for it, too, in case you hadn't figured that out: Hoang and Johnson both work with an organization that deals with working against human trafficking and the book itself is a treatise on why Christians should get involved with the fight
Greg Evans
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nothing groundbreaking but a good reminder of foundational justice teaching.
Trix Wilkins
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Incredibly deep - plenty of thinking and research behind this exploration of how one might sustainably be involved in pursuing justice for the most vulnerable and exploited in our world. I loved the fact that there were 'readers guide' questions to reflect on for each chapter, with plenty of questions and challenges within the text itself to think about and act upon (it's a bit of an academic read, admittedly!). I would have liked to have seen more real life examples of the work of justice on th ...more
Landon Jones
I really liked this incredibly thoughtful book on our calling as Christians to pursue justice everywhere. I wish that the authors explored what the global church is doing already to fight for the Kingdom of God. This book overall really opens your eyes to major problems around the world.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
A solid discussion of why Christians pursue justice, and our theologically based motives for justice, sprinkled with examples of the "how". I appreciated the Reformed emphasis on who God is, His character, and His power to redeem.
Scott Whaley
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paper-book, own
Such a great book! Highly recommend it.
Terry Watson
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great reminder of the need for centrality of justice and righteousness in our lives and in the lives of our churches
Jamie George
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Presented some thought provoking ideas. Writing style was not my favorite.
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
The lament and perseverance part best. Skimmed much of the overwritten reform theology.
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Thought provoking book and ordered well, but most of the information was self-explanatory. Still a good refresher though. Good stories in here that brings issues to life.
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I will return to again and again to keep the right mindset for the long journey.
Dave McNeely
This book does not break new ground but would serve as an excellent and compelling introduction to the importance of justice within the Christian narrative, particularly to evangelical Christians for whom the Bible plays such a central role. Hoang and Johnson combine contemporary stories of injustice (mostly ranging from Hoang's work with International Justice Mission) with biblical exposition and overviews of Christian practices and express and sustain "the justice calling" of all Christians.
Quite good! Loved the parts about the saints and Sabbath.
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Bethany Hoang (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the director of the Institute for Biblical Justice at International Justice Mission (IJM) in Washington, DC, a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. She regularly speaks on behalf of IJM. Hoang was named among “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today and o ...more

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