We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Reality, Grief, Hope Audiobook

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

Regular Price:£19.39
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up.

Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair.

Brueggemann's Reality, Grief, Hope boldly confronts the dominant forces of our time, taking on principalities and powers that vie for our souls, and calls the church to courageous action.

©2014 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (P)2017 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • P. M. Nesbit
    04/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very good book, reading was mediocre at best"
    If you could sum up Reality, Grief, Hope in three words, what would they be?

    This is Brueggemann’s sequel to the Prophetic Imagination in light of what has happened in our country since he wrote that book, especially the attacks on 9/11. He compares the current culture of denial of reality, massive injustice and American exceptionalism to the situation in Jerusalem before the Babylonian exile. In a profound study of the books of Jeremiah, Lamentaions and 2 Isaiah, he offers models for how we can begin to face our current reality, grieve the inevitable coming loss of our unsustainable culture, and seek hope.


    What didn’t you like about Tom Taverna’s performance?

    It was very sloppy. He tended to drone on without inflection or seeming understanding. The transitions from one reading to another were very noticeable and badly done. At a couple of points you could hear a telephone in the background. He mispronounced words and didn’t seem to understand what he was reading. It was irritating.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.