The Common Good
July 2009

New and Noteworthy

by Molly Marsh | July 2009

Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings, by Francis McDonagh; Where Mercy Fails: Darfur's Struggle to Survive, by Chris Herlinger; The Economics of Honor, by Roelf Hann; and Albert Schweitzer: ...

Love and Justice
Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings, selected by Francis McDonagh, provides insight into the Brazilian archbishop who consistently elevated the rights of the poor and marginalized. The writings trace his conviction that liberty is the heart of the gospel. Orbis

“Living Inside a Fire”
In Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggle to Survive, Chris Herlinger’s words and Paul Jeffrey’s photographs take you from camps for Darfurians fleeing from violence to the empty village of Bela, where the “silence is the sound of genocide in slow motion.” Seabury Books

Practicing the Bible
In The Economics of Honor: Biblical Reflections on Money and Property, Roelf Hann mines biblical passages for their relation to economic topics such as globalization, money, and development. The thoughtful chapters remind us that our discipleship can’t be divorced from our economic lives. Eerdmans

Man on a Mission
Albert Schweitzer was an established pastor and musician when he decided to become a doctor and open Lam-baréné, a clinic in West Africa. Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa, a 50-minute docu-drama by Martin Doblmeier, alternates between dramatizations and interviews with friends, theologians, and family members. Journey Films

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