Hope in Disarray | Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith (Kim)

Hope in Disarray | Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith (Kim)

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Praise for Hope in Disarray

In her urgent call for solace in a world caught in the crux of disorder and chaos, Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim offers this anthology of meditations on our individual plight to nurture hope. Hope in Disarray imparts the architecture of hope through pieces of the modern world, giving relevance to our effort to enhance the relationship between the mind, the spirit, and the divine. 

—Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., President and Founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition  

In her timely collection of essays, Hope in Disarray, Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim offers an accessible, personal, honest, and inspiring examination of real-world problems and the possibilities of hope in the midst of struggle. Each essay reads as a meditation that brings together mind, heart, and body. 

—Susan M. Shaw, professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies, Oregon State University, and author of Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women 

More than an invitation, Hope in Disarray is a passionate and personal summons to conscious and compassionate living. Ranging through terrain as rough and varied as climate change, racism, gun violence, and sexual abuse, this book challenges readers to examine our comfortable certainties, imagine a more just world, and take action to bring it into being. 

—Dr. Laura Alary, writer, storyteller, and educator 

I turned the last page with a fresh infusion of inspiration to live a life of compassionate, sustained action, no matter how difficult the challenges. 

—Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration 

"In difficult times, we can only run on hope."

With practicality and vulnerability, author and public theologian Grace Ji-Sun Kim reflects on the practice of sustaining hope during turbulence and injustice. Hope in Disarray is a collection of essays that invite a conversation on culture and faith, creation and identity, as the author appeals to readers to engage life’s troubles with the conviction of God’s goodness. 

Hope in Disarray takes the world’s pain seriously in order to ignite our intentional, revolutionary, and integrated living. 

Foreword by Mitri Raheb. Afterword by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty.

About the Author

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a prolific author and public theologian, whose 19 books include Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love and The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology. Kim is a Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. Her first book, The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Woman's Christology, was published by The Pilgrim Press in 2002.

Paperback: 160 pages (8.5" x 5.5")
ISBN 978-0-8298-2114-7
2020