Today marks the official release of “Hope Now: Peace, Healing, and Justice When the Kingdom Comes Near” by Buckner International president and CEO Albert Reyes.
In “Hope Now,” Reyes explores evangelism versus social ministry and works to tear down any existing walls that separate the joint biblical calling to meet both the spiritual and practical needs of people.
“The inspiration for this book flowed out of my own journey as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth,” Reyes said. “Somewhere along the line we built these walls between meeting the practical needs of people and meeting their spiritual needs. You had to choose between one or the other, a notion I reject. I believe these needs are two sides of the same coin, and in ‘Hope Now’ I explain how both are not only doable but must be done.”
‘Hope Now’ offers encouragement for holistic ministry showing how and why evangelism can and should be combined with social ministry and social justice efforts. The book offers inspiration for all interested in serving others, especially social workers and those who work with senior adults, orphans and at-risk children.
Listen to Reyes talk about the release of "Hope Now" on his blog albertlreyes.com.