ST PAULS - Just Jesus - Wink, Walter and Berry, Steven

Just Jesus

My Struggle to Become Human

By Wink, Walter and Berry, Steven (Author)
$24.95 AUD

 Synopsis

 Until his death in 2012, Walter Wink was one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of our time. He was a pastor and theologian, a political activist and a writer. He first becme a practitioner of active nonviolence during the Civil Rights Movement in Selma Alabama, and continued to seek social justice for all under dictatorships in Chile and the apartheid in South Africa. Always through the lens of Jesus, Wink's life and work demonstrate just how important the need to understand "the Son of the Man" is in today's modern world.

   Wink shows us that inspiration and insight can come from any source: a Pentecostal Church in Oklahoma, dreams, Buddhist meditation centers, childhood traumas, an empty forest, illness, and the Gospels. Wink's work in social justice and his life as a theologian are inextricably entwined, finding evidence for nonviolent resistance in the Bible and seeing the need for Jesus in daily struggles.

   "An autobiography of my interest in Jesus, perhaps that is too ambitious," writes Wink. "What I have done here is far less grand. I have simply written down vignettes, or excerpts of my life's story that I find interesting. These autobiographical reflections are in no way exceptional. Everyone has a life story. My story may, at the very least, show why I theologically think the way that I do."

   Just Jesus is the jubilant autobiography of the man who sought justice in all walks of life, including his own.



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Title:Just Jesus
Author:Wink, Walter and Berry, Steven
Price:$24.95
  
Trade Paperback176 pages
Publisher:Random House
ISBN:9780307955814
Code:9780307955814

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