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January 21st, 2014

Just Love

Just Love

Everyone longs for love. Who could possibly be against it? Love seems uncontroversial: the modern-day equivalent of ‘motherhood and apple pie’.

However, might love be far more controversial – far more disruptive – than we think? Jesus was the only human to love perfectly. His love included friend and foe and was the cause of His death.

Just Love uses the Gospel readings for Lent to explore how Jesus loved, and why this love led Him to the cross. It draws out the
implications of His transforming love for our individual lives, for our life as a community and even for our economic order.

Drawing on decades of inner-city ministry, the authors show that ‘Christlike love’ is more than just a compelling idea. It is a powerful reality that can enable people to live out God’s just love in the most challenging of neighbourhoods.

Just Love is an invitation to delve into the biblical texts and experience that reality in every context. It will make for a
fascinating, challenging study during Lent, or at any time of year.

‘A book full of passion and practicality, exploring the just love that led and held Jesus to the cross.’
David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

‘Clear, powerful and authentic. A must-read book for Christians who are serious about changing lives and communities.’
Neil Jameson, Executive Director, Citizens UK

Angus Ritchie is Director of the Contextual Theology Centre. He has ministered in parishes in East London for more than 15 years.

Paul Hackwood is Executive Chair of the Church Urban Fund. He has ministered in parishes in St Albans, Bradford and Leicester for more than 25 years.

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