A BOOK DISCUSSION OF
weep with me
by Mark Vroegop
The Compassion, Mercy, Justice Ministry at Newton Covenant Church invites you to do a little Summer Reading with us.
Read the book at your own pace or even give the audiobook a try. And keep a look out for more information about an opportunity to gather and discuss the book together this fall!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Gospel unity creates racial harmony.
However, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.” Equipped with the gospel, the church should be the catalyst for reconciliation, yet it continues to ignore immense pain and division.
In an effort to bridge the canyon of misunderstanding, insensitivity, and hurt, Mark Vroegop has written this timely resource about the biblical practice of lament, which he defines as “the biblical language of empathy and exile, perseverance and protest.” Encouraging you to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. 12:15), Vroegop invites you to mourn with him over the brokenness that has caused division and to use lament to begin the journey toward a diverse and united church.
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WHO IS MARK VROEGOP?
Mark Vroegop is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the ECPA 2020 Christian Book of the Year, and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. He’s married to Sarah, and they have four children and a daughter-in-law.