A new book from Good Faith Media explores parables and politics.

Parables, Politics and Prophetic Faith: Hope and Perseverance in Times of Peril by Allan Boesak and Wendell Griffen offers subversive parables for our time. It is now available.

The challenge this book attempts to confront is how Christians, standing in the tradition of the biblical prophets and of Jesus of Nazareth, and the prophets of today read and discern the signs of our own times. How do we interpret the situations contemporary politics is creating for especially the poor and oppressed, the vulnerable and excluded children of God? How do we reclaim not only our prophetic imagination but also the boldness and courage to enact it in the dismantling of what is wrong, unjust and inhuman?

“Both Boesak and Griffen introduce the reader to the problems involved at this level of decolonizing the thought patterns and belief systems of the African American community, the Euro-American community, the South African community— both Black and white—and the white supremacists’ construct of beliefs and belief systems,” Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. wrote in the foreword. “If you can imagine a book being co-authored by Solomon and Samuel, then you get a glimpse of what a book co-authored by Boesak and Griffen is like.” 

Allan Aubrey Boesak is a South African Black liberation theologian, global human rights activist, professor emeritus of Black Liberation Ethics at the University of Pretoria, and the Chair of the Sankofa Institute for Pan African Leadership and Prophetic Ministry. Inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr International Board of Preachers, he is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, including Selfless Revolutionaries: Biko, Black Consciousness, Black Theology, and a Global Ethic of Solidarity and Resistance.

Wendell Griffen is pastor of New Millennium Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, CEO of Griffen Strategic Consulting, PLLC, a retired Arkansas jurist with a quarter century of experience as a state court appellate and trial judge, co-chair of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, author of The Fierce Urgency of Prophetic Hope, and a frequent commentator about faith, public policy, law, and social justice.

For more information and to preview Parables, Politics and Prophetic Faith: Hope and Perseverance in Times of Peril, click here. The book is available in paperback for $21 (including shipping) at GFM’s bookstore and will be available in the future as an eBook at Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook).

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