Sally Mann from Red Letter Christians UK explains:
We wrote a book!
It could be just the encouragement you are looking for. And not long to wait: it’s being released at the start of Lent (Feb 2024). You may even want to plan to use it as a Lent resource!
We bring together 26 authors from across the UK, writing about their lived experience of seeking Jesus and justice in their communities. Some you will know; we have new stories from Steve Chalke, Anthony Reddie & Anji Barker…and others you should know. They speak honestly, from the heart, in accessible stories. This is not a heavy theological book trying to have the last word. It’s a moving collection of ‘first word’ stories to encourage you.
We have grouped our authors’ stories around verses from the beautiful vision of Shalom in Isaiah 65:17-23. We’ll explore eco-justice, poverty and placemaking, housing, migration, economics, youth deprivation and criminal justice.
We’ve added 5 dialogues from leading British theologians and experienced activists. These appear in summary at the end of every section. We’ll be releasing longer 20 min recordings of these dialogues FREE on our website in the New Year. So, whichever theme you start with, you can listen to our musings and use them to spark conversations in your own church or community.
Our book will inspire you with what is possible when a Jesus-centred faith is at the heart of activism.
Buy directly from us at a reduced price (email email@example.com), or order online in paperback or Kindle versions through Amazon…you know which option we hope you’ll choose!
We’ll follow up with a Jesus & Justice UK tour in 2024 inviting our local authors to join the stage with RLC speakers (Shane Claiborne will be zooming in). These will be places where YOU can join in, sharing your story, which we can publish on our website.
Looking forward to getting your hands on a copy? Here’s a 15 min dialogue with our editor to whet your appetite