Who are our enemies? And what would it mean to love them?
Hyung Jin Kim Sun leads us on an exploration of God’s call to love our enemies. What did Jesus demonstrate and teach about loving enemies? How is nonviolence connected to Christian faith and spirituality? Isn’t violence sometimes necessary? Does loving our enemies really work? What is the goal of enemy love and how can it be applied in our everyday lives? This book won’t answer every question about a Christian practice of nonviolence, but it will lead toward a deeper faith as we consider how to live with enemies in a violent world.
The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.
Books in series:
What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It? Dennis R. Edwards [Fall 2019] Why Did Jesus Die and What Difference Does It Make? Michele Hershberger [Fall 2019] Why Do We Suffer and Where Is God When We Do? Valerie G. Rempel [Spring 2020] What Is the Trinity and Why Does It Matter? Steve Dancause [Spring 2020] Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? Hyung Jin Kim Sun [Summer 2020] What Is God’s Mission in the World and How Do We Join It? Juan F. Martínez [Summer 2020] What Is the Church and Why Does It Exist? David Fitch [Fall 2020] What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about It? Judith and Colin McCartney [Fall 2020] What Is God’s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like? César García [Spring 2021] Who Was Jesus and What Does It Mean to Follow Him? Nancy Elizabeth Bedford [Spring 2021]
Series Introduction Introduction \ 1 Who Were Jesus’ Enemies? 2 How Does Loving Enemies Connect to My Spiritual Life? 3 Isn’t Violence Sometimes Necessary? 4 Do Christian Pacifists Exist Among Us? 5 Does Loving Our Enemies Really Work? 6 Nonviolence for What? Glossary Discussion and Reflection Questions The Author