Take a man, raised in Africa, and hot on the topic of social justice and you'll get True Religion.
Dr Chinchen is the Pastor of The Grove in Arizona. He writes about hell on earth and how, as Christians, we are supposed to bring heaven to those areas.
The book is divided into 5 parts (Expatriate, Conflict Diamonds, Do Work, Desire and Embrace) with 2 chapters in each part. And each chapter is full of personal stories from around the world, mainly Africa, and some parts of America where injustice is occurring.
A group of people travel on missions trips to Cuba, Africa and other parts of the world to share "pieces of heaven". The stories are meant to upset you and cause you to have compassion. This word, Chinchen shares, is meant to be action not just words or pitiful feelings.
I appreciate how this isn't a book about doing things to get saved. This is a book about the opportunity Christians have to be Jesus where Jesus is needed most.
Some of those opportunities are rather extreme, but Dr Chinchen would say that it's supposed to be extreme. It's what we're called to do.
This book was provided for review by David C. Cook Publishing