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Add Beyond Homelessness to Your List

May 17, 2010

If you are up for some seriously engaging reading about place and about thinking Christianly, then let me recommend Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement, by Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh (Eerdmans, 2008). Perhaps I can do a more lengthy review later; Perspectives (January 2010) has a review by Norman Wirzba.

For now, let me say that I was awed by the book. It is clearly written. It is wide-ranging: theology, ecology, sociology, place studies, economics, biblical studies, literature. It is reformational. Most important, it gives a framework for NICRS and its vision. This is the sort of book that I wish I could have written; now I don’t have to …

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