It is so easy to judge another person’s motives, in essence to judge their heart, without ever considering their journey. If we are honest, all of us would admit to having some type of personal bias, and sometimes, whether we intend to or not, that bias turns to judgment.
Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of someone passing judgment on you? Most people have, but everyone has also judged someone else. So how do you balance compassion and conformity or empathy and complacency? Moving From Judgment: How to Have an Open Heart in a Closed World offers a practical approach to answer those deep-seated questions that Christians struggle with. Authors Joe and Brenda Rinehart examine the sources of critical attitudes and outline how to see people compassionately through the eyes of Christ. Each chapter is divided into three sections: material designed for understanding the concepts discussed, a going deeper section for personal or group study, and a prayer section that is specific to the material covered in the chapter. After reading Moving from Judgment: How to Have an Open Heart in a Closed World, you will not see other people (or even yourself) quite the same way again.
Joe Rinehart is the religion columnist for the Federal Way Mirror, inFederal Way,Washington, as well as a former pastor. Brenda Rinehart is Director of Medical Imaging at a hospital in theSeattle area, as well as an instructor atBellevueCollege. Together Joe and Brenda are actively involved atBrooklakeCommunityChurch inFederal Way,Washington. They support local ministries to the homeless and lead in- home groups.