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Boundaries and Pleasant Places Boundaries and Pleasant Places
Healing Division in the Church and the World

Enid Morgan
ISBN 1853115266 (9781853115264)
SCM-Canterbury Press, 2004
£8.99

Category: Church Leadership & Resources

To say this book should be mandatory reading for all Western Christians might be over the top, but it certainly deserves the widest possible readership, especially amongst church leaders and educationalists.

The Christian Gospel takes us across boundaries, boundaries of culture, gender, identity, race, religion and social status to name but some, and Enid Morgan explores the implications of that, pushing at those boundaries. Some may think she pushes them too far, but perhaps it's the rest of us who all too often don't push them far enough, preferring to avoid the deeper challenges Christ's message brings. If God can be reconciled with humanity, can any human barrier remain in place?

Each chapter examines an historical situation where some taboo has been broken, a forbidden boundary has been crossed. This is followed by a Bible study and discussion with a set of questions suitable for private or group use. Read and be challenged.

Phil Groom, March 2005

Phil Groom is this site's Webmaster and Reviews Editor. He's a freelance blogger, writer and web developer who spent ten years managing the bookshop at London School of Theology alongside eight years writing web reviews for Christian Marketplace magazine before he came to his senses and went independent. You can find him on facebook or follow him on twitter @notbovvered.

From a review previously published in Christian Marketplace Magazine, reused here by kind permission.
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