One in the Lord
New City Press
202 Cardinal Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538
9781565484825, $12.95, 128 pp., www.amazon.com
Synopsis: In "One in the Lord: Living Our Call to Christian Community", Susan Muto (Executive Director and Co-Founder of Epiphany Associations), challenges us to turn away from the cultural impulse toward me-centeredness. By word and deed, Jesus teaches us not to place ourselves at the center of anything. Muto maps out the factors that work against our being one in the Lord--both egotism and self-criticism, the demands of modern worklife, technology's propensity to isolate us from one another, our preconceptions about the right way to proceed, and the difficulty of forgiveness. She proposes intentionally orienting ourselves toward communion with God and others. Muto offers practical suggestions for how to discover the freedom of starting again...