Reality, Grief, Hope
- Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
- Narrated by: Tom Taverna
- Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 19-05-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair.
Brueggemann's Reality, Grief, Hope boldly confronts the dominant forces of our time, taking on principalities and powers that vie for our souls, and calls the church to courageous action.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Gobbits on 15-05-18
Dry, dense, fascinating, insightful, clever
This book does an amazing job of contemporizing the prophetic voices with a fascinating take on our society. Not light reading.
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By P. M. Nesbit on 04-12-17
Very good book, reading was mediocre at best
If you could sum up Reality, Grief, Hope in three words, what would they be?
This is Brueggemann’s sequel to the Prophetic Imagination in light of what has happened in our country since he wrote that book, especially the attacks on 9/11. He compares the current culture of denial of reality, massive injustice and American exceptionalism to the situation in Jerusalem before the Babylonian exile. In a profound study of the books of Jeremiah, Lamentaions and 2 Isaiah, he offers models for how we can begin to face our current reality, grieve the inevitable coming loss of our unsustainable culture, and seek hope.
What didn’t you like about Tom Taverna’s performance?
It was very sloppy. He tended to drone on without inflection or seeming understanding. The transitions from one reading to another were very noticeable and badly done. At a couple of points you could hear a telephone in the background. He mispronounced words and didn’t seem to understand what he was reading. It was irritating.
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