To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope
PREVIEW COMING SOON
Coming in September - available for purchase here in August
“I could not put this book down. The stories are piercing, the counsel felt both urgent and eternal, the writing shimmers. Jen Bailey is a generational voice.”—Eboo Patel, Founder and President, IFYC and author of Acts of Faith
How do we heal our grief and loss to become the leaders the world needs today?
In this unique collection love letters to her fellow activists and faith leaders, Jennifer Bailey offers comfort, wisdom, encouragement, support, and hope for young activists and emerging faith leaders aspiring to build a better world amidst its violence, trauma, and loss—and who may wonder if they’re up to the task or unsure if they’ll ever see the change they seek.
Considering three central questions—what is dying, what wants to emerge, and what is already blooming beautifully—Bailey’s poignant letters inspire us to imagine how our grief and despair can be composted into new life filled with courage, hope, and purpose for our shared future.
“Jen Bailey’s radical hope points us to joy that can be found in both the mourning and the morning if we take the necessary steps of living into the gifts God has planted in each of us. This book is a moving witness to the power of holy change and transformation.”—Emilie M. Townes, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School
“Jen Bailey is wise, and a gifted writer too. For the spiritual misfit and tradition-lover both, Jen’s story and prophetic vision will open your heart, sharpen your mind, and prepare your spirit. We are lucky to be her Beloveds.”—Casper ter Kuile, author, The Power of Ritual, and co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text