Book reviews

Reviewed this time: books by Richard Bauckham, Tarana Burke and Brene Brown, and Max Lucado.

Discovering the place of shame in the gospel through witness and co-creation with female trauma survivors

Revd Linda Fletcher's stories of women discovering Jesus whilst processing their trauma are a powerful example of God's mission.

Whose honour? Whose shame?

Judith Rossall explains that understanding the honour-shame culture is vital for a faithful exegesis of Scripture.

Shame, reconciliation and the pioneer

Pioneers have a unique calling to encourage transformative reconciliation in the midst of shame. Catherine Matlock explores seven practices that can enable transformation.

Legacies and chains

Carlton Turner uses his experience of being of Black Bahamian descent to talk about the power of “Self-Negation” when considering shame in the discourse about race.

Reflections from the pottery

Trevor Withers runs a pottery to help people overcome shame by becoming vulnerable and getting creative.

Perspectives on shame in mission and ministry with young people

Sally Nash draws on years of experience in youth work, as well as her comprehensive understanding of shame, to suggest how we might engage with young people on this topic.

Editorial: Mission and Shame

A hidden barrier to healing and redemption is coming into view, says Andrea Campanale as she introduces this issue of ANVIL on shame.