Love is the Way
Holding Onto Hope in Troubling Times
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We were created by love, for love, to love and to be loved. And we are at our best when we live in God's love. And I believe deep down, it's what we all want. We don't want hatred. We don't want the abyss. We want Beloved Community. The way of love is how to live it. When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018, two billion people watched around the world. For one brief moment, love recreated the cosmos, the world came together. And the Bishop Michael Curry preached his revolutionary sermon on the power of love. In this book, Bishop Curry shares his deep faith that characterised that cultural moment: the way of love. It is the underappreciated, all-but-forgotten understanding of agape, the love that uplifts, liberates and changes the world. Though some might believe the world has to be the same, this way has the power to change things for the better. In his warm and accessible style Bishop Curry holds out the hope of love in troubling times.
Bishop Curry proclaims and lives the way of love that has the power to transform broken systems and imperfect people. This book is a gift for our time, as is my dear brother. Listen to him. -- Bishop William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign; author of We Are Called to Be a Movement Bishop Curry asks us to love ourselves, each other, and God more fully, and unlike so many others, he actually shows us how. There is no greater calling; no nobler blessing. -- Rabbi Steve Leder, author of The Beauty of What Remains This is a profound and essential book. At once personal and universal, intimate and sweeping, it frames the great question of our time-which is, really, the great question of all time on this side of Paradise-with passion and eloquence. Michael Curry, priest and bishop, plays the prophet in these pages, drawing on his own remarkable life to show us the way we might make our own lives, and the lives of nations, warmer, better, and nobler. -- Jon Meacham, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Destiny and Power, American Lion, and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Michael Curry believes in love. Not the kind of love that sidesteps and softens our response to the most brutal realities of our deepest, racist, economic, and human oppression. But rather, like Dr. King and, more importantly, Jesus said; the kind of radical love that may be the only thing that can finally overcome such radical sin. On a personal note, Michael is and does what he says about being a follower of Jesus and the way of God's overwhelming and overcoming love. Love is the Way is moving, heartfelt, and extraordinarily important. In this fearful time, more than perhaps ever before, the world needs this book because, as Michael says, 'Love dreams visions -- Jim Wallis, Founder and President of Sojourners in a world riven by so much division, Love is the Way is surely a book that we need right now. * Church Times * Perfect love casts out all fear' (1 John 4.18). In this beautiful and moving book, Bishop Michael Curry reflects on the nature of God's love and the reflection of that love in human lives. Drawing on his own life and experiences he shows us that, time and again, when love is threatened by circumstances-be it poverty, racism, violence, injustice or the abuse of power-that same love has the power to shine through. Two thousand years ago Jesus called together a small band of disciples to follow him in preaching the good news of God's love. The movement we now know as the Church started off simply as 'the way.' Bishop Michael is convinced that, just as then, love and the message of love has the power to transform our world. -- The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury