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. Weep with Me is a gift and a treasure.” I am thankful to Vroegop for calling us to the heart of the matter—our hearts. 12:15). Yes, the journey is difficult at times. Mark Vroegop, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020). 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. Let’s lament our hearts of stone and ask him to give us hearts of flesh (Ezek. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Through this book, Vroegop shows us how the language of lament leads to racial reconciliation. Lament is a meeting place to gather and say, "Let's weep with those who weep." 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. Weep with Me Mark Vroegop. 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. $16.99, Availability: 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. Mark Vroegop, 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. Buy This Book. Click Get Books and find your favorite books in the online library. This book is excellent, and it’s hard to imagine how churches will move toward racial reconciliation and the heavenly picture of unity in diversity apart from the biblical wisdom it provides.” Through this book, Vroegop shows us how the language of lament leads to racial reconciliation. 2020. This book is a uniquely insightful contribution to a very difficult issue still largely ignored by modern-day evangelicals. 36:26–27). The author is neither a hopeless romantic nor a helpless idealist. 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. Mark Vroegop. He can. Far too often our discussions about racial harmony and reconciliation center on analysis, history, strategies, or the ‘best practices’ of those who have made some progress with regard to inclusion and diversity. 12:15). 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. Sections of this page. 36:26–27). 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. 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 by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. Let’s lament our hearts of stone and ask him to give us hearts of flesh (Ezek. Reconciliation is never easy, yet because of the gospel of Jesus, I will still dare to hope.” 224 pages, softcover from Crossway. As Vroegop writes: “Reconciliation in the church starts with tears and ends in trust.” However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is eleven o’clock 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. 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. Phone: 1 (800) 323-3890 • Email: sales@crossway.org Weep With Me.567599.SAMPLER.indd 1 3/20/20 11:57 AM Download full Weep With Me Book or read online anytime anywhere, Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. But this is what Vroegop has done in Weep with Me. Weep with Me Mark Vroegop. 2020. 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. 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. Equipped with the gospel, the church should be the catalyst for reconciliation, yet it continues to ignore immense pain and division. Lament gives language to both speakers who’ve suffered and listeners who long to understand. 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. Crossway+ members receive 30% off books. He reveals the simple yet poignant power in the prayers of biblical lament, teaching us the need to weep with those who weep. It is an encouraging read!” Weep with Me helped me pinpoint my own feelings of frustration about racial injustice. Weep With Me Lyrics: Weep with me / Lord, will You weep with me? We cannot guarantee that Weep With Me … Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. 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. Sadly, when it comes to issues of race or ethnicity, that inability has permeated the church. That’s why I welcome Mark Vroegop’s Weep with Me. Weep with Me will be published by Crossway in August 2020. 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. Crossway. 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. Today, racial wounds from three hundred years of slavery and a history of Jim Crow laws continue to impact the church in America. 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. Thabiti Anyabwile. The author is neither a hopeless romantic nor a helpless idealist. This book is excellent, and it’s hard to imagine how churches will move toward racial reconciliation and the heavenly picture of unity in diversity apart from the biblical wisdom it provides.” Painful conversations between a white church leader and a black church member developed into a deep, trusting relationship. 224 pages. To say that Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation is timely would be a bit of an understatement. 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. By Jonathan Leeman, Elder, Cheverly Baptist Church, Bladensburg, Maryland; Editorial Director, 9Marks, Listen: Lessons from African American Spirituals. Lament is a meeting place to gather and say, "Let's weep with those who weep." Let the conversations begin!” Mark Vroegop. plus shipping $15.05. free shipping worldwide. Learn more. New titles this month include "Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation" by Mark Vroegop, "Why Am I Feeling Like This? 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 … Reconciliation is never easy, yet because of the gospel of Jesus, I will still dare to hope.” A Teen’s Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression," and "Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This? Lament gives language to both speakers who’ve suffered and listeners who long to understand. Let the conversations begin!” 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. It moved me to preach through the book of Lamentations in my own church. Create free account to access unlimited books, fast download and ads free! He gives us a language we can use as we work together toward ethnic harmony. 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. But this is what Vroegop has done in Weep with Me. This review is cross-posted from InfluenceMagazine.com with permission. No, we have not arrived at the dream. 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. 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. However, Martin Luther King Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning. Mark Vroegop, This is Mark Vroegop's second book on lament and the church's need to lament. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, “Weep with Me is grounded in theology, informed by history, and saturated with humility. In an effort to bridge the canyon of misunderstanding, insensitivity, and hurt, Mark Vroegop writes about the 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. As Vroegop writes: “Reconciliation in the church starts with tears and ends in trust.” 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. He can. 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. As a result, progress appears to have slowed. I highly commend this book and the faithful example of its author.” The story of Jesus in the Gospels includes all kinds of interesting people—some who claimed to be saints but proved to be scoundrels, as well as scoundrels who were transformed into saints. Weep with Me is a gift and a treasure.” 12:15). A monthly discussion group exposed personal pain, yet weeping together increased shared knowledge and formed healthy relationships. This is the hope of lament and the hope of the book: that the language of lament would bring blessing out of brokenness. Be encouraged by the following quotes excerpted from Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by 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. Author. 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. Gospel unity creates racial harmony. Features Prayers of Lament From Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. It is an encouraging read!” But because we are in Christ, we can and should fight for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Erik Swanson Martin Christian Living, Mark Vroegop, Matt Smethurst Matt Smethurst recently read Mark Vroegop’s timely new book, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (Crossway, 2020). This book is a uniquely insightful contribution to a very difficult issue still largely ignored by modern-day evangelicals. 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. 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. Title: Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. I am thankful to Vroegop for calling us to the heart of the matter—our hearts. Yet I was unprepared for how stirred I would be by the potential impact of Christian lament on racial tensions in the church today. The conversation is riddled with indictment, hurt, anger, uncertainty, and fear. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, “Weep with Me is grounded in theology, informed by history, and saturated with humility. 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. No, we have not arrived at the dream. Thabiti Anyabwile. Casual multicultural interactions on Sundays led to meals together in each other’s homes. 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. He will.” 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. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. 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. 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. 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. As a result, progress appears to have slowed. Yes, the journey is difficult at times. 12:15). 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. We are up against something only the Holy Spirit can fix, but he is more than a match for the challenge. Sadly, when it comes to issues of race or ethnicity, that inability has permeated the church. That’s why I welcome Mark Vroegop’s Weep with Me. 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. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Intense early-morning discussions about race among a multiethnic group of leaders and members led to deeper understanding and biblical unity. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. 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. 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. I highly commend this book and the faithful example of its author.” It moved me to preach through the book of Lamentations in my own church. 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. If your heart longs to see the church display the wisdom and glory of God to the cosmic powers, then you’ll want to pick up this book, read it, practice it, and give it away. 12:15). 12:15). A Guide for Helping Teens through Anxiety and Depression" by David Murray. He has helped me to love, listen, and lament; to learn and to leverage. 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. The Crossway title we want to highlight in this episode is, Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop, with contributions by Thabiti Anyabwile, Trillia Newbell, Jarvis Williams, John Onwuchekwa, Collin Hansen, Mika Edmondson, and more. 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. He has helped me to love, listen, and lament; to learn and to leverage. He’s married to Sarah, and they have four children and a daughter-in-law. Pages Businesses Media/News Company Publisher Crossway Videos How … 12:15). Jonathan Leeman, Elder, Cheverly Baptist Church, Bladensburg, Maryland; Editorial Director, 9Marks, How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation, Listen: Lessons from African American Spirituals. 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. (800) 444-BOOK (2665) or (800) 323-3885 | nextstep@nsresources.com × If you liked my review, please click “Helpful” on my Amazon review page. That You weep with me Part the seas Lord make a way for me Here in the midst of my lament I have faith, yes I still believe That You love me Your plans are to prosper me And You're working everything for good Even when I can't see it You know I believe Help my unbelief Yet I will praise You Yet I will sing of Your name Here in the shadows P.P.S. Now onward to the book review. The conversation is riddled with indictment, hurt, anger, uncertainty, and fear. Yet I was unprepared for how stirred I would be by the potential impact of Christian lament on racial tensions in the church today. Starting today and running through July 31, 2020, Crossway+ members can purchase the print edition of Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop for 50% off and free shipping to the contiguous US and receive … 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. Foreword by But because we are in Christ, we can and should fight for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. P.S. Yet Mark Vroegop offers a simple, mature, and biblical next step: learn the language of lament. Casual multicultural interactions on Sundays led to meals together in each other’s homes. The church at … Intense early-morning discussions about race among a multiethnic group of leaders and members led to deeper understanding and biblical unity. He will.” A monthly discussion group exposed personal pain, yet weeping together increased shared knowledge and formed healthy relationships. Publisher: Crossway Author: Mark Vroegop Description. 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. By We are up against something only the Holy Spirit can fix, but he is more than a match for the challenge. Far too often our discussions about racial harmony and reconciliation center on analysis, history, strategies, or the ‘best practices’ of those who have made some progress with regard to inclusion and diversity. 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. Vroegop, Mark & Anyabwile, Thabiti M. Publisher. Encouraging you to “weep with those who weep” (Rom. / I don't need answers, all I need / Is to know that You care for me / Hear my plea / Are You even listening? I just hope that Crossway doesn’t stop publishing Christian books on race and considers both more books on race and Christian books of all genres by non-white Christian authors, because representation really matters. Weep With Me. If your heart longs to see the church display the wisdom and glory of God to the cosmic powers, then you’ll want to pick up this book, read it, practice it, and give it away. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation (9781433567599) by Mark Vroegop $14.59. It’s not a man-made language; it’s the biblical language of lament. Jump to. Weep with Me by Mark Vroegop is a timely resource that presents lament as a bridge to racial reconciliation in the world today. In Stock. Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. 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