Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods
by Jonathan Brooks
Christian , Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 06 Nov 2018
I am reviewing a copy of The Church Forsaken through InterVarsity Press and Netgalley:
The author of this book was raised in the Englewood Neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. When he was able to he left and moved as far away as he was able. But through a remarkable turn of events he found himself not only back in Englewood but also serving as a Pastor as well as a community leader.
In this book Jonathan Brooks challenges local churches means to rediscover that loving our neighborhoods.
Using the themes of Jeremiah 29, he shows how Christians can be completely present in local communities including doing things like building homes and planting community gardens.
I give The Church Forsaken five out of five stars!