Who am I? Who are we?
Simple yet profound questions.
What does it mean to be human?
Why does society sometimes make us feel inadequate and diminished as humans?
Where does the church and religion slot into this sense of dehumanization?
What are we doing to ourselves and to others to impede our journey as humans living to the fullest?
Why does it feel as if violence and fear is the dominant narrative in this modern world?
Who is Jesus?
Again, a simple yet profound question.
A question that can open the door to knowing what it truly means to be human, living a life of love and not fear and violence.
With the help of ancient and modern thinkers, pioneer, church planter, and chaplain Joe Haward explores these questions in this provocative book and seeks to help us reconnect with our beautiful humanity.
Brian D. McLaren says,
“What does one do when the nations of the world are convulsed with change, disoriented by a train of catastrophes, and, at the same time, polarized and paralyzed? And to make matters worse, what does one do when the churches, where we might hope to find some measure of wisdom, are too often at the vanguard of the problems rather than the solutions? Here’s what one does: stop and ask some basic questions, like the ones addressed so intelligently and humanely, with beautiful writing and thinking, by Joe Haward in The Ghost of Perfection.”
Brian D. McLaren, is a speaker, activist, and author of a dozen books including The Great Spiritual Migration, A New Kind of Christianity, and A Generous Orthodoxy.
My name is Joe Haward. I am husband to Sarah, father to Grace and Lizzie, ex-oyster-fisherman on a little island off the coast of Essex called Mersea, turned Rev, now living in Devon (did that sound a bit ‘Gladitor’ speech?).
“The Ghost of Perfection: Searching for Humanity” is a book all about what it means to be human.