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Good and Beautiful and Kind

Becoming Whole in a Fractured World

Rich Villodas

About Good and Beautiful and Kind

An invitation to love like Jesus and step beyond distraction and division into the joy we long to experience—from the author of The Deeply Formed Life, winner of the Christianity Today Book Award
Sometimes, the world feels like it is tearing itself apart because we have not been taught to love. Our daily experience is marked by reactivity, impatience, unresolved conflicts, and the inability to hold space with one another. The impact on our bodies and most treasured relationships is overwhelming. But what if a different future is possible? What if we could find real peace, joy, and love?
In this dynamic book with fresh energy and classic truth, pastor and author Rich Villodas writes that the way towards wholeness, healing, and a new collective future is found in the ancient way of Jesus. Jesus offers a way of being human that is both strong and tender enough to tear down the walls of hostility we see and feel daily. Jesus presents us with a way of healing, reconciliation, humility, reflection, patience, empathy, truth-telling, and presence. It’s the way of the Cross, and the victorious path of the resurrection. We have not been trained to love well. Our society reminds us of this often. But what if that could change? What if we submitted ourselves to an ancient path that forms us out of sentimentality into self-giving love; out of anger and into compassion; out of fear and into hospitality?

About Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Prior to becoming lead pastor, he gave oversight to New Life's small group ministry and served as preaching pastor. Rich graduated with a BA in pastoral ministry and theology from Nyack College. He went on to complete his master's of divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, and preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related issues, and the art of preaching. He's been married to Rosie since 2006 and they have two beautiful children, Karis and Nathan.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jul 12, 2022

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12