Weep with Me helped me pinpoint my own feelings of frustration about racial injustice. As a result, progress appears to have slowed. ���X ���X�o�Ε"���R�qg�E��ݦ�K�������'�62�p�r��tCY�S�1��Ԛ���S�����d���Tc8�q���V3p ���e� 0 ���T endstream endobj 318 0 obj <>]/Pages 309 0 R/StructTreeRoot 166 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 319 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Properties<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/TrimBox[450.0 54.0 846.0 666.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 320 0 obj <>stream Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. We have been so affected in it in our church that we are reading it in book clubs, in person social distancing, and on Zoom . NCU is an Assemblies of God school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 317 0 obj <> endobj 345 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<1E67FF3705BB4118BF3D8C87230B86C1>]/Index[317 54]/Info 316 0 R/Length 123/Prev 660994/Root 318 0 R/Size 371/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop I have to start this book review with a disclaimer. Reconciliation is never easy, yet because of the gospel of Jesus, I will still dare to hope.”―Julius J. Kim, President, The Gospel Coalition; Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California, “As a nation, we no longer know how to talk to each other about issues over which we disagree. 12:15), Vroegop invites you to mourn with him over the brokenness that has caused division and to use lament to begin the journey toward a diverse and united church. Let’s lament our hearts of stone and ask him to give us hearts of flesh (Ezek. He brings out both human and spiritual insights and calls us back to a first principles: to empathy, to an authentic love for others and to a genuine faith in God. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children. We are up against something only the Holy Spirit can fix, but he is more than a match for the challenge. A House With Holes is a memoir with a message. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold. h޴�oo�ƿ�_�j�{�I�U% In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to "weep with those who weep" (Rom. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The following 20 quotes caught his attention. As a white, male, Christian I have felt a bit defensive as I try to humbly assess our current moment. Casual multicultural interactions on Sundays led to meals together in each other’s homes. Please try again. This book does a great job of being a Solomon in this issue. Weep with Me is a gift and a treasure.” ... Mark Vroegop provides a timely word in Weep with Me. No, we have not arrived at the dream. A Solomon (wise & Biblical) approach to a very difficult topic! Master your minutes, then master your days. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Learn more. The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation (Justice and Peacebuilding), Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement, The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools: Games, Activities, and Simulations for Understanding Restorative Justice Practices (Justice and Peacebuilding), Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity, Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States, A Gentle Answer: Our 'Secret Weapon' in an Age of Us Against Them, Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All. Gospel unity creates racial harmony.However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. “Weep with Me” is grounded in theology, informed by history, and saturated with humility. Charles Ware, author; speaker; Founder and Executive Director, Grace Relations, “Mark Vroegop’s earlier book, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, is the best book I have read on Christian lament. In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to "weep with those who weep" (Rom. ?��S�{��w�V��;-Y)j'�k���%3BS{�=[��]P�:tI]������n�ztO��}��i@C��D#SJ�(� M)�4��,X*���l���f�h�)�a��ȿ?�a��2�e���}a7��ُw�����~/�m��;L�_*�4��I)/�=�R �z_&Y:hMG�u߳���, Weep with Me is a Christian book that addresses racial reconciliation through the lens of lament. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Mark Vroegop. This I can do! Far too often our discussions about racial harmony and reconciliation center on analysis, history, strategies, or the ‘best practices’ of those who have made some progress with regard to inclusion and diversity. Lament gives language to both speakers who’ve suffered and listeners who long to understand. Abbot George shines a light on the sayings of Jesus recorded by Saint Thomas, revealing their rich practical nature for seekers of spiritual life. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Lament means one thing for the majority-culture Christian and a slightly different thing for the minority-culture Christian, and both lessons are crucial for preparing our hearts for understanding, forgiveness, reconciliation, and action. This is the hope of lament and the hope of the book: that the language of lament would bring blessing out of brokenness. 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