Book Review – “One: Unity in a Divided World” by @DeidraRiggs

Book Review – “One: Unity in a Divided World” by @DeidraRiggs

Why I picked up this book:

Deidre RiggsOne: Unity in a Divide World” was written by Deidra Riggs, and I find her particularly intentional and passionate about the work of reconciliation. She is a person who uplifts and brings other persons together, so I’m glad to share this resource.

 

Who Should Read One: Unity in a Divide World:

 

We are so easily divided about everything. Given the current political and social climate in America, this book can be beneficial to anyone. I see it as an on-ramp book, particularly helpful for those just getting started on the reconciliation journey. A journey the Deidra defines as a “process that begins when two opposing parties come together for the purpose of peace.”

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Mentoring 104: Peace

Mentoring 104: Peace

We are continuing our mentoring series with the topic “Mentor for Peace.”

Don’t miss out on Parts 1 through 3: Mentoring 101: Freedom, Mentoring 102: Mentor for Joy, and Mentoring 103: Love.

Let’s review some basics:

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a trusted partnership where people share wisdom that fosters spiritual growth and leads to transformation, as mentors and mentees grow in their love of Christ, knowledge of self, and love of others.

 

If we adopt the view that mentoring fosters spiritual growth that compels us to follow Jesus Christ, and that it leads us to surrender to the change needed for spiritual maturity, then we are led to the following conclusion about the relationship between mentoring and discipleship:

  1. God’s kingdom purposes for mentorship and discipleship are one and the same. The words can be used synonymously when any Christian assumes the responsibility of influence in the life of another.
  2. As Christians, when we mentor others, our primary purpose is to make disciples of Christ and to show them how they can make disciples of Christ.

 

To put it simply, mentoring is intentional discipleship.  

When we think about mentoring as intentional discipleship, we come to understand that mentoring is both theological and relational. The relationship aspect of mentoring—specifically the relationships that humans have with each other—is where we will turn our attention today.

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Book Review: Forgive Us

Confessions of a Compromised Faith

 Authors: Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah

Why I picked up this book:

I received this book from my publisher, Zondervan, because I share a similar concern and passion for biblical justice like its authors.

Who Should Read Forgive Us:

This academic resource is for anyone who has a sincere desire to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27).” It is for those who are interested in the Lord’s requirement “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).”

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