Just Jesus: My Struggle to Become Human

Walter Wink with Steven Berry. Image, $15 trade paper (176p) ISBN 978-0-307-95581-4
Theologian, scholar, and peace activist Wink (Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way), who died in 2012, chronicles his lifetime faith journey in his last book. The reader accompanies him as he expounds his personal faith perspective in a series of short essays, and excerpts from previous works. Jesus, he believes, need no longer be worshipped, but should be emulated. It is Jesus's mission to confront the dominant powers and to liberate people to become fully human. Beginning with a loveless childhood, Wink has a conversion experience as a young adult, then goes to Selma where he is trained in the practice of nonviolent resistance to social and political injustice. With his wife, June, he goes on to teach and to protest worldwide. Although at times a bit disjointed, this offers insight into the trajectory of the author's life as he tries to follow the path of the human Jesus by hearing the oppressed into healing and unmasking the dominant powers. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/16/2013
Release date: 01/21/2014
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