Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly in the World

“Kent Annan is doing some of the most redemptive work on the planet. His newest book is a breath of fresh air—he steps back from all the action to consider the practices, prayer and disciplined reflection that sustains the work of justice. Slow Kingdom Coming is about going slow in a fast world, going deep in a shallow world and going far in a world that likes shortcuts. Brilliant.”

– Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, author of Executing Grace

Slow Kingdom Coming is deeply truthful and beautifully rendered, with stories drawn from the lives of co-laborers around the world alongside important research. Smart, accessible, theologically rich and sociologically engaged, this book deserves a close read by all those drawn to live out scripture’s commands to do justice in our broken world.”

– Brian Howell, professor of anthropology at Wheaton College and author of Short-Term Mission

AFTER SHOCK: Searching for Honest Faith when your world is shaken

INTERVARSITY PRESS, 2011

“Kent has put into words the questions many of us wrestle with in silence, and done so with such humanity and humility, it’s impossible to walk away unchanged. This is a raw, beautiful and courageous book, brimming with truth on every page.”

– Rachel Held Evans, author and blogger

“It is hard to explain how I can say that this is a truly beautiful book, when it comes out of a background of such horror. But that was my dominant emotion as I finished it. Beautiful, perhaps, because up-close honesty is beautiful where the clichés of certainty-at-a-distance are repellant. Beautiful because it touches depths of reality where the beauty of God glimmers through the inexplicable darkness of suffering and the desperation of faith, love and hope. Of course, it is also a deeply disturbing book. But if its brutal honesty upsets you, or if the questions it throws before God with baffled anger and gritty trust seem too irreverent, perhaps you have not really spent enough time in the company of Jeremiah, Job, the psalmists–and Jesus.”

– Christopher J.H. Wright, author of The Mission of God

FOLLOWING JESUS THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE: LIVING FULLY, LOVING DANGEROUSLY

INTERVARSITY PRESS, 2009

“This wonderful book is as much about faith and commitment and service and love and love of service as it is about the author and about Haiti. Please read it. You will be uplifted and you will be inspired, but most of all you will enjoy it.”

– Edwidge Danticat Author, Brother I’m Dying

“Kent Annan’s Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle is an unsparingly honest story of relocation to Haiti that captures the complexities of crossing differences of power, wealth, and culture in hopes of being part of God’s work of transformation, without and within. It’s funny, gritty, and strangely hopeful—just what a Christian memoir should be.”

– Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making

Kent is available to speak about his books and his experiences working in Haiti.

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