That’s why I welcome Mark Vroegop’s Weep with Me. 12:15). Mark Vroegop, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020). In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. 2020. But because we are in Christ, we can and should fight for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to weep with those who weep (Rom. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation - Kindle edition by Vroegop, Mark, Anyabwile, Thabiti M.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. $16.99, Availability: It is a biblically faithful, immensely practical tool that guides us to a simple, clear solution to racial division in the church—empathy through Christian lament. The conversation is riddled with indictment, hurt, anger, uncertainty, and fear. Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, “When conversations on race and racial reconciliation seem to produce more heat than light, and more accusation than appreciation, Mark Vroegop provides a timely word in Weep with Me. The conversation is riddled with indictment, hurt, anger, uncertainty, and fear. P.S. Phone: 1 (800) 323-3890 • Email: sales@crossway.org Weep With Me.567599.SAMPLER.indd 1 3/20/20 11:57 AM Let’s lament our hearts of stone and ask him to give us hearts of flesh (Ezek. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. Amazon.com: Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (Audible Audio Edition): Mark Vroegop, Mark Vroegop, Crossway: Audible Audiobooks 36:26–27). No, we have not arrived at the dream. This book will help Christians of every ethnicity to learn to love one another and to bear each other’s burdens.” Here is a timely reminder that in the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. Pastors especially need to read this book and use it to lead their congregations down a path of introspection rooted in the gospel and embodied in Christlike empathy toward all those in Christ. It moved me to preach through the book of Lamentations in my own church. Buy This Book. Sadly, when it comes to issues of race or ethnicity, that inability has permeated the church. We are up against something only the Holy Spirit can fix, but he is more than a match for the challenge. It brought me to tears as I read the pain of my minority brothers and sisters, and convicted me as a white mediterranean female in the U.S. Had that happened, you would have had two self-justifying sinners in the story, and we wouldn’t have heard Jesus’s beautiful declaration ‘I tell you, this man [the publican] went down to his house justified.’ So, please, if you are picking up this book in order to be offended, just don’t. Features Prayers of Lament From 978-1-4335-6759-9, Paperback, $16.99 For more information about this book or the author, please contact Crossway directly. As Vroegop writes: “Reconciliation in the church starts with tears and ends in trust.” He’s married to Sarah, and they have four children and a daughter-in-law. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Weep with Me is a gift and a treasure.” However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning. Reconciliation is never easy, yet because of the gospel of Jesus, I will still dare to hope.” That’s why I welcome Mark Vroegop’s Weep with Me. Civil Rights vision trips with the church exposed deep wounds and caused weeping among some and silence and confusion among others, but the language of lament led to enlightenment, caring, and mutual embrace as a reconciled body. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, “Weep with Me is grounded in theology, informed by history, and saturated with humility. He gives us a language we can use as we work together toward ethnic harmony. Yes, the journey is difficult at times. To say that Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation is timely would be a bit of an understatement. But this is what Vroegop has done in Weep with Me. $14.59. / Lord, I will wrestle (800) 444-BOOK (2665) or (800) 323-3885 | nextstep@nsresources.com × With realistic expectations and unbridled hope, Vroegop conveys inspiration from the biblical language of lament to help us find ways that will promote trust, understanding, and hope. A. Charles Ware, author; speaker; Founder and Executive Director, Grace Relations, “Mark Vroegop’s earlier book, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, is the best book I have read on Christian lament. 12:15). He will.” Crossway. No, we have not arrived at the dream. Lament gives language to both speakers who’ve suffered and listeners who long to understand. 12:15). 12:15). However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning. But because we are in Christ, we can and should fight for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. The following 20 quotes caught his attention. Julius J. Kim, President, The Gospel Coalition; Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California, “As a nation, we no longer know how to talk to each other about issues over which we disagree. Pages Businesses Media/News Company Publisher Crossway Videos How … / I don't need answers, all I need / Is to know that You care for me / Hear my plea / Are You even listening? Lament gives language to both speakers who’ve suffered and listeners who long to understand. By He can. He reveals the simple yet poignant power in the prayers of biblical lament, teaching us the need to weep with those who weep. Download full Weep With Me Book or read online anytime anywhere, Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. 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. I know many men and women in my life who would be greatly served by feeling free and equipped to lament to their God concerning their circumstances. Here is a timely reminder that in the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. As a result, progress appears to have slowed. It’s not a man-made language; it’s the biblical language of lament. Brian Croft, Senior Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky; Founder, Practical Shepherding, “The challenges of racial division in America broadly and our churches specifically feel intractable. Click Get Books and find your favorite books in the online library. As a black member of Mark Vroegop’s church, I have witnessed, primarily as an observer, how applying the biblical language of lament to racism has opened the door to reconciliation. It is an encouraging read!” This is the hope of lament and the hope of the book: that the language of lament would bring blessing out of brokenness. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (9781433567599) by Mark Vroegop He has helped me to love, listen, and lament; to learn and to leverage. Mark Vroegop, Mark Vroegop. Casual multicultural interactions on Sundays led to meals together in each other’s homes. He reveals the simple yet poignant power in the prayers of biblical lament, teaching us the need to weep with those who weep. Today, racial wounds from three hundred years of slavery and a history of Jim Crow laws continue to impact the church in America. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Sadly, when it comes to issues of race or ethnicity, that inability has permeated the church. In Stock. Pastors especially need to read this book and use it to lead their congregations down a path of introspection rooted in the gospel and embodied in Christlike empathy toward all those in Christ. I was pleased to receive a copy of Mark Vroegop’s Weep with Me as part of the Crossway Blog Review program because I need to learn how to lament better. Yet Mark Vroegop offers a simple, mature, and biblical next step: learn the language of lament. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Painful conversations between a white church leader and a black church member developed into a deep, trusting relationship. We cannot guarantee that Weep With Me … 12:15). Let the conversations begin!” However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning. Yet Mark Vroegop offers a simple, mature, and biblical next step: learn the language of lament. 2020. I highly commend this book and the faithful example of its author.” He has helped me to love, listen, and lament; to learn and to leverage. Weep with Me Mark Vroegop. 36:26–27). With realistic expectations and unbridled hope, Vroegop conveys inspiration from the biblical language of lament to help us find ways that will promote trust, understanding, and hope. As a black member of Mark Vroegop’s church, I have witnessed, primarily as an observer, how applying the biblical language of lament to racism has opened the door to reconciliation. Lament is a meeting place to gather and say, "Let's weep with those who weep." Foreword by But if there is a weariness in your bones over your own sin and the sin of your people, and you long to see gospel unity and solidarity replace suspicion, separation, strife, division, indifference, ignorance, condescension, and contempt, come lament with me for a while, and pray. This book is a uniquely insightful contribution to a very difficult issue still largely ignored by modern-day evangelicals. 224 pages. Crossway+ members receive 30% off books. Martin Luther King Jr. captured this reality when he said: “The most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday.” Equipped with the gospel, the evangelical church should be the catalyst for reconciliation, yet it continues to cultivate immense pain and division. Casual multicultural interactions on Sundays led to meals together in each other’s homes. Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia; author, Unshaken; Host, Living a Legacy, “If the sinful and tragic issues of racial injustice do not drive Christians to lament, it can only be because we do not, or will not, see the reality all around us. Reconciliation is never easy, yet because of the gospel of Jesus, I will still dare to hope.” It is a biblically faithful, immensely practical tool that guides us to a simple, clear solution to racial division in the church—empathy through Christian lament. 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. Let’s lament our hearts of stone and ask him to give us hearts of flesh (Ezek. Julius J. Kim, President, The Gospel Coalition; Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California, “As a nation, we no longer know how to talk to each other about issues over which we disagree. But this is what Vroegop has done in Weep with Me. In Weep with Me, Mark Vroegop shows “how lament opens a door for racial reconciliation.” A lament is “a prayer in pain that leads to trust.” It is a common form of prayer in … In the Bible, lament is a prayer that leads to trust, which can be a starting point for the church to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. As Vroegop writes: “Reconciliation in the church starts with tears and ends in trust.”. Foreword by Thabiti Anyabwile AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Dream: The Vision of Racial Harmony, Conclusion: Lament: An Open Door for Racial ReconciliationAppendix 1: Psalms of LamentsAppendix 2: Learning-to-Lament WorksheetAppendix 3: Sample Civil Rights Vision Trip ItineraryBibliographyGeneral IndexScripture Index, “I am so grateful to God that Mark Vroegop has written this book. Gospel unity creates racial harmony.However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. What is overlooked is the primacy and power of empathy, ‘weeping with those who weep.’ This profound sense of identification is what the Bible calls lament. It’s not a man-made language; it’s the biblical language of lament. Civil Rights vision trips with the church exposed deep wounds and caused weeping among some and silence and confusion among others, but the language of lament led to enlightenment, caring, and mutual embrace as a reconciled body. Be encouraged by the following quotes excerpted from Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop. Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas; author, The Leadership Formula, “Imagine if, in Jesus’s story of the Pharisee and the publican (Luke 18:9–14), the publican, instead of repenting of his sins, had become offended by the Pharisee’s assessment of him. Had that happened, you would have had two self-justifying sinners in the story, and we wouldn’t have heard Jesus’s beautiful declaration ‘I tell you, this man [the publican] went down to his house justified.’ So, please, if you are picking up this book in order to be offended, just don’t. A Teen’s Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression," and "Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This? Weep with Me is a Christian book that addresses racial reconciliation through the lens of lament. It moved me to preach through the book of Lamentations in my own church. Vroegop challenges us to apply this practice to our time of communal worship, mourning and weeping over the racial harmony that is sadly lacking in our churches, as an initial step toward healing and unity. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Vroegop, Mark & Anyabwile, Thabiti M. Publisher. Publication Date. This is the hope of lament and the hope of the book: that the language of lament would bring blessing out of brokenness. Through this book, Vroegop shows us how the language of lament leads to racial reconciliation. Encouraging you to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, “Weep with Me is grounded in theology, informed by history, and saturated with humility. Brian Croft, Senior Pastor, Auburndale Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky; Founder, Practical Shepherding, “The challenges of racial division in America broadly and our churches specifically feel intractable. 12:15). This book by the brilliant and faithful Mark Vroegop helps us to see that lament is not despair and resignation but instead the first step toward healing and restoration. Author. I have often struggled with being angered at feeling culturally accused of racism just because I am white. Lament means one thing for the majority-culture Christian and a slightly different thing for the minority-culture Christian, and both lessons are crucial for preparing our hearts for understanding, forgiveness, reconciliation, and action. What is overlooked is the primacy and power of empathy, ‘weeping with those who weep.’ This profound sense of identification is what the Bible calls lament. 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