Book of the Month - October

This month's book of the month is a bit different than the past few books. God of Justice was put together by the International Justice Mission Institute as part of their global church curriculum. Abraham George and Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto coauthored the book, I had the chance to see Toyama-Szeto at this year's CCDA national conference, and she is someone who embodies the call to justice in her life. God of Justice is a twelve-session, discussion-based study on justice as it is featured throughout Scripture. I'm currently going through it right now and it's been interesting to see how they chose to take participants through the entire story of God's justice, starting in Genesis and going all the way through the New Testament. 

This book is a good introduction to biblical justice if you're new to the movement. If possible, I would suggest going through this with a group and taking time to dig deep into on your own. As the authors write in the introduction, "It is our hope in writing these Bible studies that the body of Christ around the world would be awakened to God's heart for the poor and the oppressed. It is our hope that the missio Dei (the mission of God) will bring freedom, and justice will become our mission as well." I hope that you will give this book a chance as you discover more about how God desires His people to take part in pursuing justice for the oppressed and the poor. 

You can purchase the book here.