Stephan Bauman's Break Open the Sky: Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear is a rich manifesto for living out Jesus' radical call for a life of love and faith in a culture of so much fear -- from terrorism to racism. From the "refuge crisis and the political vitriol that surrounds it. Americans are good at fear. In fact, if the nightly news is any indication, that fear is only increasing.
And Bauman knows a thing or two about the world's concerns, and the fear that often surrounds them. As the former president of World Relief, he has seen all the ways in which that culture of fear slips into our souls and misshapes human life. Break Open the Sky is nothing short of a manifesto that calls us to shake ourselves out of the shadows and live into the Light of Christ's love.
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