I cut my journalistic teeth on writers like Mark Kelly, who brought to light stories of God’s work in dark and dangerous places on the global mission field.
I’d been reading Mark’s pieces for years when I finally met him in a convention press room. Surrounded by veteran reporters, it took me a full day and a half to muster the courage to speak directly to him. And when I finally addressed him, I tried to play it cool. “Hey, do you know if there is a Starbucks around here?”
Yes. Out of all the things I could have asked this career global journalist, I asked the man for directions. Directions! Facepalm!
Journey into Justice
Since his press days, Mark has gone on to create a “kingdom justice” org (Multiply Justice) that fights to bring the gospel to bear on the whole person – a ministry forged from the stories of broken people and broken places he encountered on the mission field.
This summer, Mark released the eBook Journey into Justice: Redemption, Salvation, and God’s Mission to Restore Justice – a culmination of his journalistic experience and missionary heart.
This book isn’t just for people interested in justice ministries, nor is it solely for those who love missions. Journey into Justice is for all believers who desire to see God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Every missional mother needs to read this book, here’s why.
A book for every missional mother
The book connects the dots between the gospel and true biblical justice. So, if you’ve ever wondered what social ministries have to do with spiritual realities, you need this book!
The book explains what biblical justice is. In fact, the book is truly a biblical theology of justice, tracing the larger theme of justice throughout the Scriptures beginning with God’s first kingdom in Genesis and culminating in his new kingdom in Revelation. Above all, social justice is about God’s kingdom and his original intent for the people living in it.
The book offers full and accessible definitions of popular terms – mercy, justice, repentance, transformation, faith, etc. He carefully roots these concepts in the full context of the biblical story.
This book is about redemptive relationships – with God and with others – as Jesus’ disciples walk in his ways and multiply themselves. Each chapter offers real-life stories of the transformation that comes from God’s justice and the people who pursue it. So, Journey into Justice isn’t a book to brow-beat you into adding another item to your “spiritual check-list.” It’s a book to challenge you to return to the King.
So, Mom. Before you’re tempted to jump onto another bandwagon or buy that bracelet to fund another justice ministry, be sure your heart is aligned to the One who brings peace first.
Missional motherhood is about more than a different way of shopping; it’s about a different way of living.
If you’re wondering how to walk with integrity and pursue God’s “kingdom justice,” this book will get you started.
Right now, you can read Journey into Justice for free. Or, make a donation to the humanitarian aid group Baptist Global Response, and Mark will email you a copy of the e-book.