Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ACTS: Action of Churches Together in Scotland reviews Ecumenism Means You, Too

Rev. Lindsey Sanderson, Assistant General Secretary of ACTS: Action of Churches Together in Scotland, has written a review of Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, 2010) for the organization's web site. Here's a snippet from Sanderson's review:

Although originally written for an American context the issues explored are equally applicable to Scotland and Harmon uses his experience as a member of the Baptist World Alliance delegation in international discussions with the Anglican Communion, and Roman Catholic Church and his involvement in the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission to present his work with global perspectives. As someone who has enjoyed U2’s music since a teenager the use of the songs grounded the discussion in what was familiar and in fact has prompted me to go and listen again with fresh insight. ‘Ecumenism means You, Too’, is immensely readable but whilst this might be an ‘easy read’ the content offers both insight and challenge for everyone concerned that ‘like children who inescapably inherit a world of broken relationships, simply because they are born into it, every Christian is reborn into a church that is sinfully divided.’ (p.84)

Interested in Ecumenism Means You, Too? Order the book directly from Cascade Books or via Amazon.

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