Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Pursuing Justice"

Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, uses his new book to give the reader a complete understanding of what "justice" means. Wytsma traces justice and related issues (grace, righteousness, etc.) through the Bible, history, and current events, bringing it all together to show why justice is important to God -and should be to us. Using Scripture, personal stories, and creative interludes between each chapter, this book creates a clear picture of a justice-filled life.

I enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it! Wytsma is a great writer, and quite obviously has a wide understanding of justice. However, where other books on the subject give the reader action steps or ideas to live a life of justice, Pursuing Justice is much more theory than action. I described it to a friend as academic yet accessible. To live a just life, we must truly understand what that means.

That is why this book exists. To change the way we look at life, to see the world as God sees it, so that our every action is flowing from a heart of love and grace. When we understand that justice is not simply "an eye for an eye", we can make this world a better place for all and be walking examples of Christ's love and justice. If we grasp the message Wytsma is sharing with us, then we don't need action steps. Our every action will be a step to a just life.

And don't just take my word for it. Check out what someone much more verbally skilled than myself has to say about this book!
Pursuing Justice | Book Trailer from The Justice Conference on Vimeo.

So go check out this book. I give it 4/5 stars.

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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