"Although Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience addresses preachers, it also calls urgently to anyone who desires to hear and do God's word. With characteristic eloquence, Brueggemann dares us to believe in new life amidst the sexual, financial, and political lies that surround us. He finds hope in the truth coursing through Scriptures and invites us to become courageous, obedient speakers of truth 'because our lives depend on it.'"
-Kathleen M. O'Connor
Columbia Theological Seminary
"The provocative essays in this volume are yet another reminder that no one prods the consciences of preachers more effectively, discomfortingly, and profoundly than Walter Brueggemann. With imagination, resolve, and a comprehensive grasp of the issues, Brueggemann summons us once again to have the courage to speak 'truth that subverts our best self-deceiving certitudes.'"
-Thomas G. Long
Candler School of Theology
"Walter Brueggemann has inspired more pastors and congregations than anyone else of our generation. And he continues this good work in a compelling collection of essays and sermons rooted deeply in the text and in prophetic imagination. Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience trades in a sort of primal candor that dares to confront our most cherished conventions. Perhaps even more strikingly, this little book creates space for the loving embrace of God. Extraordinary stuff that we have come to depend on!"
University of Findlay
"The persuasion of a book that dares to address 'truth-telling' about God, the world, and humankind, rests largely on its author's capacity to discern and communicate clearly truths that may be easily overlooked or minimized by others. In this collection of articles . . . Walter Brueggemann demonstrates yet again his prescient theological skills. For those who linger over Pilate's question to Jesus, What is truth?, Brueggemann's contention that truth about God is relentlessly connected to the pain of this world is and remains an imperative in search of a faithful response."
-Samuel E. Balentine
Union Presbyterian Seminary