Speaking for Themselves: Hearing the Gospel from the Dispossessed, the Undervalued, and the Marginalized

Description

115 pages
$13.95
ISBN 0-919000-62-2
DDC 248.8'6

Year

1990

Contributor

Reviewed by Janet McCreadie

Janet McCreadie is Editor of the Pelham Herald.

Review

This book provides insight into how the dispossessed, the undervalued,
and the marginalized perceive the gospel. It contains stories of
struggles with, or for, childhood, security, change, self-acceptance,
suffering, death, homosexuality, experience, and faith itself.

Elliott’s purpose is to make faith more simple and real, and more
accessible to a wider audience. He succeeds, although not in the way he
intended. Faith becomes vital and real here, and the book shows the many
opportunities to explore and realize faith in one’s life.
Personalizing faith makes the book thought-provoking, evoking a time
when faith meant much more than it does to many people today.

This book challenges Christians to take a good, hard look at
communicating with people both within the church community and outside
it. Faith comes only when it has been put to the test.

Citation

Elliott, Clifford A.S., “Speaking for Themselves: Hearing the Gospel from the Dispossessed, the Undervalued, and the Marginalized,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 20, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/10803.