New book – The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine

New book – The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine

New from Orbis Books:

The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine

Co-authored by the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson

A Palestinian theologian from Bethlehem and a Disciples New Testament scholar from the US explore the divine power of the cross both for Jesus’ first followers and for contemporary readers.

TheCrossInContexts.jpgThis new book is co-authored in chapter-by-chapter dialogue between the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, the President of Global Ministries partner, the Diyar Consortium in Bethlehem, and the Rev. Dr. Susan Watts Henderson, an ordained Disciples professor of religion.


  • “Essential reading in the midst of challenging times.” —Dr. Peter Makari, Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • “Don’t read this book if you are content with an escapist faith that requires no real sacrifice of you on behalf of others, even enemies. Only read it if you want to grow in the kind of knowledge that matters and the kind of faith that leaves no room for apathy or excuses. By their words and example, each of the authors has rekindled my commitment to find God in the most unexpected places.” —Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Perkins School of Theology
  • “In this profound book, Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson explore the mysterious redemptive potential of the cross as it is experienced in the unjust suffering of the Palestinians, who are truly one of the ‘crucified peoples’ of our world. Though the darkness of the cross is at the center of this story—for both Jesus and the Palestinians—they help us remember that it is not the end of the story.” –John Neafsey, author, Crucified People

Paperback $20.00
ISBN 978-1-62698-229-1
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