How can we be just and merciful? Are justice and mercy in conflict — or could they be aspects of the same truth?
In his newly released book, No Mercy, No Justice: The Dominant Narrative of America versus the Counter-Narrative of Jesus’ Parables, our own Rev. Brooks Harrington draws on more than 42 years’ experience as a criminal prosecutor, a pastor of an inner-city church in an impoverished neighborhood, and the founder of a legal ministry that protects indigent victims of family violence and child neglect and abuse.
Through moving stories of women and children he has encountered, he shows the conflicting versions of justice and mercy we face as Christians in America today — and offers new hope with some startling insights into God’s justice and mercy as revealed in the parables of Jesus.
“I wrote this book for the Christians who want to help fix our broken world, who crave more than what seems to be offered by the culture we live in, who believe that helping equates to worshiping,” said Harrington. “It is my hope that this book changes those who read it.”
First United Methodist Church is proud to offer its deepest congratulations and support to Brooks for this important work and will host a book signing on Sunday, March 31 in the Welcome Center between 9:00 am and noon. Copies of No Mercy, No Justice will be available for purchase that day, on display in the Library, and are also available now on Amazon.com (Click here to order now!). All net proceeds for this book will benefit the Methodist Justice Ministry.