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A Feature Review of
A Gospel of Hope
Hardback: WJK Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Carolyn Miller Parr
Although Walter Brueggemann is best known as an Old Testament scholar, his newest book may surprise some readers with its emphasis on Jesus. The author’s comments on biblical texts, while always faithful to the original, are also faithful to the truth they shine on our current life. His insights are original and thoughtful. His own deep, living faith flows through his writing and speaking. He inspires me.
The gospel in the title of this slim volume is the good news Jesus proclaimed and lived: we can trust God’s love. We needn’t be afraid to follow Jesus today into the suffering of the world. God is with us and has our back, even though we can expect resistance from “Pharaoh” (the author’s shorthand for domination systems of society).