Book Corner: The Gift of Justice by Dr. Philip William Calvert
Oct 12, 2021
Dr. Calvert is a former IMB missionary, teaches as an adjunct professor at Arizona Christian University, and is the senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Casa Grande.
What is this book about?
The Gift of Justice is a 40-day devotional specifically written to provide readers a biblical path toward the goal of achieving justice in their personal relationships, within their families, and in society generally. The book is written for those who seek to know what the Bible says about seeking and achieving justice God’s way.
What do you want your readers to gain by reading your book?
Each devotional is written to help remind us that justice is a human imperative and that true justice is seen in restraint far more often than in retribution. Moreover, justice is not the advantage of the stronger.
The Word of God conclusively shows that justice ultimately is in the Lord’s hands, which is where it rightly belongs. When we love others as we love ourselves, we discover that justice is a gift from God and that we can achieve it if we pursue it His way. This 40-day devotional is written to help each of us journey through the bitter betrayal, disappointment, and pain of injustice. Do not repay evil with evil. Rather, may you and those you love find healing and restoration with dignity.
Why did you write this book?
There are so many challenges that affect both non-Christians and Christians alike. While most devotionals are wonderful, they are typically general in nature. I wrote The Gift of Justice as a devotional that specifically offers a foundation for achieving biblical justice, and that helps us to restore broken relationships with dignity, which is vital for the healing of our families, our communities, and our nation.
Who do you hope will read this book?
It is written to be read individually, as a family, as a small group such as a Sunday School class or Life Group, or as a church.
Where can this book be purchased?
The Gift of Justice can be purchased through Amazon or directly from the author at www.giftofjustice.org. There is also an online “Grace Community” to share life experiences, prayer requests, and praises at https://www.facebook.com/shapedbygrace.org.