For those who plan early, it’s worth knowing that a new resource is being prepared for Lent 2014. Along with Paul Hackwood (Chair of the Church Urban Fund) I’m currently writing a book. Just Love: Personal and Social Transformation in Christ will use the Gospel readings for each Sunday Lent to explore how Jesus loved, and why this love led him to the cross.
It will draw out the implications of his transforming love – both for our individual lives and for our social and economic order. Drawing on decades of inner-city ministry, the authors aim to show that “Christ-like love” is more than a compelling idea. It is a powerful reality, enabling people to live out God’s just love in the most challenging of neighbourhoods.
Just Love will be written accessible language, with testimony from lay and ordained Christians already involved in social action. Written for both individual devotion and study groups, it will include specific, realistic suggestions for prayer, reflection and action. It will be written for use by individuals and study groups.