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The Radical Compassion of Jesus
by Keith Hebden
Publisher:Circle Books imprint of John Hunt Publisjing Ltd
Seeking Justice - The Radical Compassion of Jesus is an absolutely fantastic book that really digs at what it means to be compassionate, to make the right choices, to act as Jesus would have, and above all to truly act. It is part activist manual and part leader's guide and above all it is truly insightful, compassionate and intriguing. Is there guilt to be found in a book about radical compassion – you bet there is! Lots actually as you realise how little we act with compassion for our neighbours, for strangers, for our communities and most of all for ourselves. This book is a call to action, indeed as the preface states it is "a lab book for your experiments in social transformation" and as such at the end of each chapter you will find sections with suggestions for 'Building Compassionate Communities', 'For Small Groups' and 'Further Reading'. I'd really suggest that you take up some of these options, indeed after reading the book I'm unsure how you couldn't want to because this book is filled with honest passion and enthusiasm that lights the way for others. It's an intelligent and articulate book that crosses denominational boundaries and really looks at how we can act in our communities and lives as truly compassionate beings and bringers of God's grace to others. A beautiful book and one that should be read by anyone that wants a better community and to be more like Jesus in their life.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (21/01/13)