Kindness is not what we have been taught it is. It isn’t a soft virtue,
expressed only by sweet grandmothers or nice Boy Scouts. Kindness is
neither timid nor frail. Instead, it is brave and daring, willing to be
vulnerable with those with whom we disagree. It is the revolutionary way
that Jesus himself called us to live. The way of selfless risks. The
way of staggering hope. The way of authenticity.
Dr. Barry Corey,
president of Biola University, believes we tend to devalue the
importance of kindness, opting instead for caustic expressions of
certainty that push people away. We forget that the essence of what God
requires of us is to “love kindness.” In this book, filled with stories
from his travels around the globe, Barry shows us the forgotten way of
kindness. It is a life that calls us to put ourselves at risk. A life
that calls us to hope. A life of a firm center and soft edges. It is the
life Christ invites us to follow, no matter what the cost.