Books by Gale Richards
Text and Story: Prophets for Their Time and Ours
Publisher: Independently published
These notes provide study groups in local churches with stories about five Baptists who raised prophetic voices in their time on behalf of the oppressed, poor or marginalized. They also offer comments on the texts of Scripture that inspired these leaders to speak and act. Through study of the texts and the stories the programme aims to enable young people and adults in our time to grow as Christian disciples, to discover their own gifts of leadership in church and society, to make their own prophetic protest against all that diminishes life, and to create a more just and loving world.
Journeying to Justice: Contributions to the Baptist Tradition across the Black Atlantic
Journeying to Justice
provides the very first comprehensive appraisal of the tumultuous journey towards equity and reconciliation amongst British and Jamaican Baptists across two centuries of Christian missionary work, in which slavery, colonialism and racism has loomed large. This ground breaking text brings together scholars and practitioners, lay and ordained, peoples from a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, all speaking to the enduring truth of the gospel of Christ as a means of effecting social, political and spiritual transformation. Journeying to Justice reminds us that the way of Christ is that of the cross and that grace is always costly and being a disciple demands commitment to God and to others with whom we walk this journey of faith. At a time when the resurgence of nationalism is threatening to polarise many nations this text reminds us that in Christ there is solidarity amongst all peoples.
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