cover image Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity

Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity

Norman Wirzba. HarperOne, $25.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-238581-9

Wirzba (Food and Faith), research professor of theology and ecology at Duke University, believes that Christianity still matters—despite the view that it may be a force of exclusion—especially if the church can refocus Christianity’s main purpose: training the devout in the way of love. Jesus originally envisioned the church as a “training camp for love,” but when followers forget that, or if they aren’t equipped to fulfill this core mission, Wirzba states, the purpose of Christianity can become unclear, and disorder and corruption can cause Christians to lose their way. Wirzba challenges readers to relearn the example of Jesus and to be inspired by God’s original intention to love unconditionally. Through personal stories, general history, and Bible passages, Wirzba explores the topics of love, creation, sin, and redemption. This hopeful book will serve Christians as a loving reminder of Jesus’s original message. (Mar.)