How would the world’s perception of Christians—therefore its perception of Christ—change if our way of doing justice work was as important as the end result? In Closer to the Edge, explore the heart of what it means to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God in the world (Micah 6:8). The narrative style of this practical resource guides you into deeper biblical reflections. “The way you treat the person you love the least is the way you love God the most,” says Ron Ruthruff. Scholar, professor, author, and street minister Ruthruff offers solid evidence proving how embracing this thesis will radically transform how you interact with the world around you . . . and soon you will walk in such a way that you love the world sacrificially.

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Product Information

Retail: $14.99
Digital: $9.99
EAN: 978-1-59669-441-5
ISBN:1-59669441-6
Item #: N154119
Category: Social Issues
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Page Count: 192
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: December 2015

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About the Author

Ron Ruthruff, associate professor of theology and culture at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, is also an ordained clergyperson providing pastoral care, training, and support for grassroots urban leaders serving youth and families in hard places around the world. His education is an eclectic blend of social work, counseling, and theological studies, including a doctor of ministry in complex urban settings degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also the author of The Least of These.  He and his wife, Linda, live in south Seattle in the Rainier Valley, a multicultural neighborhood in the city. Ron and Linda’s mission is to equip individuals to lead lives of purpose, to empower faith communities to love their neighbors, and to engage communities in cross-cultural and global conversations.