When we talk about Christian virtues, we don't always talk very much about kindness. And yet, it's the cornerstone of living a life that looks like Christ. In Love Kindness, Barry Corey, president of Biola University, takes a closer look at this often forgotten aspect of Christian character. As you read, you'll discover that it's essential to a life of sacrifice, and unwavering hope. Through personal stories of Barry's travels around the globe, and Biblical narrative, you'll see that to love kindness is be brave, strong and authentically Christian.
Kindness is not what we have been taught it is. It isnt a soft virtue, expressed only by sweet grandmothers or nice Boy Scouts. Kindness is neither timid nor frail. Instead, it is brave and daring, willing to be vulnerable with those with whom we disagree. It is the revolutionary way that Jesus himself called us to live. The way of selfless risks. The way of staggering hope. The way of authenticity.
Dr. Barry Corey, president of Biola University, believes we tend to devalue the importance of kindness, opting instead for caustic expressions of certainty that push people away. We forget that the essence of what God requires of us is to love kindness. In this book, filled with stories from his travels around the globe, Barry shows us the forgotten way of kindness. It is a life that calls us to put ourselves at risk. A life that calls us to hope. A life of a firm center and soft edges. It is the life Christ invites us to follow, no matter what the cost.
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