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Embracing the Spirit of God
that Rests in us All

 
A Review of

Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World
Leroy Barber

Paperback: IVP Books, 2016
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Reviewed by Leroy Seat
 
 
For many years one of my favorite images of Jesus, and of Jesus-followers, is that of him welcoming us with open arms. After reading Leroy Barber’s new book, I realized that I needed a more dynamic image. Not only does Jesus stand with open arms, he also moves to embrace all who come to him. We followers of Jesus should be willing to do the same.

Barber, an African-American man who grew up in Philadelphia but who now, after several years in Atlanta, lives in Portland, Oregon, has long served as a pastor and as a leader in several organizations ministering to people in need. He has spent his adult life of more than 30 years pursuing reconciliation and justice between diverse people and groups who have often been separated by fear and prejudice.

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One of this week’s best new book releases is: 
 

Embrace:
God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World

Leroy Barber

Paperback: IVP Books, 2016
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World

Leroy Barber

 

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Diversity as Missio Dei

A Feature Review of

Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White, Who’s more Precious in God’s Sight?: A call for diversity in Christian missions and ministry

Leroy Barber

Hardback: Jericho Books, 2014
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
Leroy Barber is my friend and mentor. I trust his voice when it comes to urban ministry and community. So when I saw that his new book was out, Red Brown Yellow Black White Who’s more Precious in God’s Sight?: A call for diversity in Christian missions and ministry, I was eager to read it. I knew it would be a game changer.
 
But it was much more than that. Red Brown Yellow Black White (RBYBW) is a summons for those of us who ‘say’ we care about reconciliation and justice to quit playing a it; it calls us to get on with working for real change in how we minister across the racial divide. In these pages, Barber opens up about his sometimes painful journey in the urban ministry world, how discrimination from fellow leaders and boards, locked him and fellow minorities out of key leadership positions. Because Barber is such a great relational leader, he sets his story alongside friends and co-conspirators.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice — How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life

by Michael Yankoski

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Book Giveaway - Everyday MissionsOur Latest Book Giveaway…

We’re giving away 5 copies of :

Everyday Missions: How Ordinary People Can Change the World.
Leroy Barber.

Paperback: IVP/ Likewise, 2012.

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Leroy Barber - Everyday MissionsA Spectacular Penchant for Story

A Review of

Everyday Missions: How Ordinary People Can Change the World

Leroy Barber

Paperback: IVP Books, 2012.
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Reviewed by Sam Edgin

Everyday Missions: How Ordinary People Can Change the World is a book for those who seek faith as defined apart from the social rules our culture has thrown on us. Leroy Barber reaches out and pulls the reader out from the muck of contemporary ideas on success, faith, and personal mission, wipes their eyes and points towards a different path. It is for those who seek to live, love and serve without moving into a far-away jungle, but aren’t quite sure how to go about doing that. Filled with fresh theology pulled from Biblical examples and with stories of others busy searching for and finding their way in their faith, this could be the book that incites massive change in your life.

But, it’s also a book for the uninitiated.

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