Recommended Reading for January

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The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics
by Ched Myers

From the introduction:

“The topic of economics is exceedingly difficult to talk about in most First World churches, more taboo than politics or even sex. Yet no aspect of our individual lives and corporate lives is more determinative of our welfare. And few subjects are more frequently addressed in our scriptures.”

From the back cover:

Ched Myers rescues the Hebrew Bible’s tradition of Jubilee and Sabbath from the margins of contemporary theological discourse concerning economics and re-reads them in a way that places them at the center of a new ethos and cosmology. He traces the witness of “Sabbath economics” through the life and teachings of Jesus and the early church, offering a compelling argument for why the Church today must offer alternatives to the dominant paradigms of economic theory and practice. Ideal for individual or group study, this book offers an accessible path to understanding the relationship between biblical faith and economics. To take this tradition seriously today will challenge disciples to revise their assumptions about the prevailing economic practice and renew their commitment to follow Jesus more faithfully in an increasingly hard-hearted, market-dominated world.

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