Ecosystems of Jubilee, by José Humphreys and Adam Gustine, is a deeply theological yet highly practical look at the economic ethics and practices of the Old Testament, their fulfillment in Jesus, and their application for seeking justice today. Focusing on the triad of gleaning, sabbath and jubilee, this book will not only motivate Christians embedded in local communities to embrace a serious commitment to economic development as a way of seeking justice, but it will also guide people in the application of these principles through stories and examples, models, and practices. These applications include personal, church, and systemic expressions to help Christians engaged in the broader society as well as those looking to engage this work from a church-centered view.
About the Authors
Dr. Adam Gustine is the author of Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God’s Shalom, the 2019 IVP Reader’s Choice Award in Christian practice. He is an Assistant Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, focused on justice education and research for the Common Good. He has worked in a wide variety of church, non-profit, denominational and educational contexts and has a doctor of ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rev. Jose´ Humphreys is a native New Yorker, ordained minister, and Co-founder of Metro Hope Church, a multiethnic and multicultural church in East Harlem, New York City. He is also a social worker, consultant, and author of the award-winning book Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens when Churches Show Up & Stay Put. Rev. Jose´ continues to participate in shalom-making and trauma-informed healing work through facilitating conversations across social, economic, racial, and religious boundaries.