77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference: Ideas and Activities for Serving Others

77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference: Ideas and Activities for Serving Others
$14.99
Serving others is a vital part of the Christian life. Time and again Christ demonstrated the importance of putting others first and giving what we can to help those less fortunate. As adults, we recognize the importance of instilling these values in our children and youth, but simply telling them to love their neighbor isn't enough; to leave a lasting impression, they need to see and experience love in action.

77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference
is an easy-to-use resource that parents can use to cultivate compassion in their children and engage their family in acts of service. Filled with suggestions, activities, Bible verses, and topics for discussion, this re-usable manual inspires families to look for ways to make the world a better place by making a difference in the lives of others.

Features include:
  • Creative activities that can be adapted to fit your unique family
  • Service ideas for a variety of budgets
  • Bible verses at the end of each activity to help children connect the practical aspects of God's truth to their lives
  • Interactive discussion questions to help teens understand the importance of each activity and correlate it to God s Word
  • Suggestions that encourage whole families--parents, kids, grandparents, and other relatives--to spend time together as they practice biblical servanthood

In addition to families, these ideas and activities can be easily adapted to use with youth groups, Sunday School classes, home school curriculums, small-groups, and church-wide community projects.
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9780834123700
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01

Beyond Charity: The Call to Ch

Beyond Charity: The Call to Ch
$14.99
John Perkins calls churches to leave behind old political assumptions and apply serious biblical ministry to urban problems. This new vision rejects easy answers, stressing Christian community.
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9780801071225
Publication Date: 
1993-07-01
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Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide

Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide
$26.99

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With admirers ranging from Harvey Milk and Huey Newton to Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, and Dianne Feinstein, Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco has been inspiring, infuriating, welcoming, and changing the world for fifty years.

Now in Beyond the Possible, the two founders, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, show how Glide transformed a dwindling all-white congregation into a diverse and energetic community of the poor, the disenfranchised, the homeless, the addicted, the mentally ill, the newly immigrated, and the politically passionate.

A vivid storyteller, Cecil describes removing the trappings of conventional religion to make way for a new spirituality--one that embraces gay rights, jazz in the sanctuary, the antiwar movement, and Celebrations that fill the church to this day. In prose as gripping as her acclaimed poetry, Janice recalls starting out at Glide as a nonbeliever in the 1960s who found herself drawn to Cecil's vision for social justice.

Soon we see how Cecil's charismatic power, combined with Janice's organizing genius, created a model for wraparound health care, a million free meals a year, apartments for the homeless, and a stand-up pride that confronted police brutality, riots, racism, and institutional bigotry. And we discover that Glide's insistence on inviting rather than avoiding controversy has revolutionized approaches to drug addiction, racial conflict, and domestic violence.

Both a personal love story and a riveting view of American history, Beyond the Possible demonstrates what is truly possible for all of us. Here is Obamacare with a human face. Here is Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of "the beloved community" come to life at last. And here is a courageous couple facing impossible odds--and discovering the power of unconditional love time and time again.

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9780062105042
Publication Date: 
2013-02-05
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Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
$15.99

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions—and inaction—touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet.

From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters—women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds.
 
She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781605294766
Publication Date: 
2010-02-01

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
$15.99

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala--crazy--but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780061730337
Publication Date: 
2010-07-27
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Century Turns: New Fears, New Hopes

Century Turns: New Fears, New Hopes
$24.99

In  A Century Turns, William J. Bennett explores America's recent and momentous history?the contentious election of 1988, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of global Communism, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, the technological and commercial boom of the 1990s, the war on terror, and the election of America's first black president.

Surveying politics and pop culture, economics and technology, war and religion, Bennett pieces together the players, the personalities, the feats and the failures that transformed key moments in the American story. And he captures it all with piercing insight and unrelenting optimism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781595551696
Publication Date: 
2010-03-01

Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition
$30.00
A leading biblical scholar places charity back at the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition, arguing for its biblical roots
It has long been acknowledged that Jews and Christians distinguished themselves through charity to the poor.Though ancient Greeks and Romans were also generous, they funded theaters and baths rather than poorhouses and orphanages.How might we explain this difference?In this significant reappraisal of charity in the biblical tradition, Gary Anderson argues that the poor constituted the privileged place where Jews and Christians met God.Though concerns for social justice were not unknown to early Jews and Christians, the poor achieved the importance they did primarily because they were thought to be living altars, a place to make a sacrifice, a loan to God that he, as the ultimate guarantor, could be trusted to repay in turn.Contrary to the assertions of Reformation and modern critiques, belief in a heavenly treasury was not just about self-interest.Sifting through biblical and postbiblical texts, Anderson shows how charity affirms the goodness of the created order; the world was created through charity and therefore rewards it."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780300181333
Publication Date: 
2013-08-27
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Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger

Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger
$19.99

A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in thirty-five national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at twenty rural African schools.

Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America s high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990 s when, in 1997, he and his wife Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby incompatible with life. The Peifers only spent 8 days with baby Stephen before he died.

Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn t arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780310326090
Publication Date: 
2013-03-19
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Economy of Love: Creating a Community of Enough

Economy of Love: Creating a Community of Enough
$12.99

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America thrives on a simple message-that what we currently have is not enough. Not big enough, not nice enough, not fast or hip enough. The American dream is based on wanting more. But does God’s dream for the world look like the American Dream? In this five-week study, unpack what the patterns of God’s kingdom look like compared to the patterns of our world. What is the value of enough, and how do we become more like the God who is close to the poor, the hungry, the meek, and the merciful? Economy of Love will challenge individuals to join in community, journeying together as they begin to consider a new standard of living-a personal economic threshold oriented not around the size of a monthly paycheck, but around the value of enough.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780834125445
Publication Date: 
2010-08-01

Follow Me to Freedom: Leading as an Ordinary Radical

Follow Me to Freedom: Leading as an Ordinary Radical
$14.99
Re-imagine Leading and Following in a World Longing for True Justice, Compassion and Freedom Followers of Christ yearn to see the world changed in compassionate, positive, effective ways. As prophetic voices, Shane Claiborne and John Perkins lead the way in this move to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. One is young, a self proclaimed reformed redneck who grew up in the hills of Tennessee and now lives in inner city Philadelphia and the other is decades older, an African-American civil rights leader who was almost beaten to death by police in Mississippi, and went on to found a reconciliation movement and counsel three American presidents. Claiborne and Perkins draw on more than a century of combined following and learning, activating and leading. Together they craft a timely message for ordinary people willing to take radical steps to see real change happen. In "Follow Me to Freedom," Claiborne and Perkins lead the way toward justice for all, unfolding a proven strategy as ancient as the patriarchs of faith and as fresh as the needs of every human heart. Starting with Moses as a model, they re-imagine leading and following in a world desperate for true social justice, compassion and freedom. They offer practical ways to internalize and live out God's promise of freedom in the twenty-first century. Followers of Christ will not only be inspired but also catalyzed into action, and the world will never be the same.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830751204
Publication Date: 
2009-09-01
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Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously
$16.00
In 2003 Kent Annan left behind his prosperous, comfortable upbringing to face the world beyond its gates, where people wear his cast-off clothing and seek comfort from the heat in the long shadow of his homeland. Haiti, apparently, was where God wanted him. Of course, just because God wants you somewhere doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Little did he know how important his work would be. Now, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Annan's experience living and working in Haiti has become a powerful resource for those looking to learn more about this amazing country and find out how they can help Haiti rebuild and thrive. In this book you'll enter into Annan's experience traveling and working in Haiti, and ultimately you'll be challenged to follow God into uncharted territory on a path that may lead to your local soup kitchen--or to a Haitian relief settlement. Either way, you'll learn what it means to become vulnerable in order to help others and share the embodied love of Christ. Read Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle for a vivid picture of the Haiti Annan knows, the good work happening there through organizations like Haiti Partners, and the ways you can get involved. Whether you go or stay, you'll get a fresh sense of what it means to love God and love our neighbor when love is uncomfortable, even dangerous; to see what happens when God stretches you beyond your borders into his kingdom.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830837304
Publication Date: 
2009-11-04
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Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just

Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
$19.95
Author of the The Songs of Jesusand nationally renowned pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Timothy Keller with his most provocative and illuminating message yet.
It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn't it full of regressive views? Didn't it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller sees it another way. In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.
Keller's church, founded in the eighties with fewer than one hundred congregants, is now exponentially larger. More than five thousand people regularly attend Sunday services, and another twenty-five thousand download Keller's sermons each week. A recent profile in New York magazine described his typical sermon as "a mix of biblical scholarship, pop culture, and whatever might have caught his eye in The New York Review of Books or on Salon.com that week." In short, Timothy Keller speaks a language that many thousands of people yearn to comprehend. In Generous Justice, he offers them a new understanding of modern justice and human rights."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780525951902
Publication Date: 
2010-11-02
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Get Off Your Donkey!: Help Somebody and Help Yourself

Get Off Your Donkey!: Help Somebody and Help Yourself
$13.99
Jesus had little patience with institutional religion that cared for its own needs while neglecting the plight of ordinary people. In one of his most famous parables, he sets up as a model of Christian behavior a man who, unlike some religious folks, actually gets down off his donkey and helps a person in dire need.
With energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls believers to dismount, get down and dirty, and live a life that makes a difference. He shows readers how to recalibrate their spiritual efforts to move from church-centric service to greater community engagement in order to do their essential part in creating a world worth living in. McNeal also shows readers that helping others actually helps the one doing the service just as much as the one being served. In fact, serving is the very best way to learn about yourself and grow spiritually.
Anyone who longs to have the impact on the world that Jesus did will love this provocative and inspirational message.
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9780801014970
Publication Date: 
2013-02-01
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God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It CD

God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It CD
$29.95

Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and solely pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?

God's Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition -- that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality, and pro-family (without making scapegoats of single mothers or gays). Our biblical faith and religious traditions simply do not allow us as a nation to continue to ignore the poor and marginalized, deny racial justice, tolerate the ravages of war, or turn away from the human rights of those made in the image of God. These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and community that Jesus taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe, Christian or not. Jim Wallis inspires us to hold our political leaders and policies accountable by integrating our deepest moral convictions into our nation's public life.

Read by Sam Freed

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060838324
Publication Date: 
2005-04-05
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Great Awakening: Seven Ways to Change the World

Great Awakening: Seven Ways to Change the World
$15.99
Now in paperback: the bestselling author of God s Politics revives our hope in a politics that reflects our highest common values and offers a roadmap for solving our biggest social problems."
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9780061444883
Publication Date: 
2009-01-06
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Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries

Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries
$16.99

Called a "must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode," Holy Currencies teaches you how your ministry can become sustainable, grow, and thrive.

Money is not the only currency your ministry needs.

Author Eric H. F. Law shows us how the six blessings of time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money flow through successful missional ministries. And they can flow through your ministry too! Learn how to use these gifts to rejuvenate, recirculate, regenerate, and expand your ministry through Law's insightful stories, instruction, processes, exercises, and activities. Tools in the book help evaluate how your church uses each gift and enables church members to measure and value the six blessings. Holy Currencies will push you to think beyond your church's current boundaries and create rich, sustainable missional ministries.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780827214927
Publication Date: 
2013-03-31

Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
$15.99
An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.

Stopping was never part of the plan...

She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781451648973
Publication Date: 
2012-08-07

Just Us or Justice?: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology

Just Us or Justice?: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology
$18.00
Wesleyan theology and African American theology have both become fixtures on the theological landscape in recent years. While developing along parallel tracks both perspectives make claims concerning justice issues such as racism and sexism. Both, however, perceive justice from a particular vantage that focuses on just-us (just our community). Hence African American theology has not seriously studied John Wesley's stance against slavery or his work with the disenfranchised. And Wesleyan theologians have largely ignored the insights of African American theology especially in regard to certain injustices. To get beyond the "just-us" mentality, the author lays the foundation for a Pan-Methodist theology, which will draw from the strengths of African American and Wesley theologies.
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9780687465538
Publication Date: 
1901-12-13

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
$15.99
What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?

A passion to follow Jesus.

Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.

Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781451612097
Publication Date: 
2012-09-04

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak

Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
$15.00
During the spring of 1994, in a tiny country called Rwanda, some 800,000 people were hacked to death, one by one, by their neighbors in a gruesome civil war. Several years later, journalist Jean Hatzfeld traveled to Rwanda to interview ten participants in the killings, eliciting extraordinary testimony from these men about the genocide they perpetrated. As Susan Sontag wrote in the preface, Machete Season is a document that "everyone should read . . . [because making] the effort to understand what happened in Rwanda . . . is part of being a moral adult."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780312425036
Publication Date: 
2006-04-18

New Dawn in Beloved Community: Stories with the Power to Transform Us

New Dawn in Beloved Community: Stories with the Power to Transform Us
$12.99
Faith in Jesus Christ incorporates all Christians into the body of Christ, the invisible communion of all believers. But the church, as a human institution, remains broken and unable to embody fully this unity or oneness. Too often, the failure of Christians to manifest God’s love is rooted in differences in culture, traditions, or language that lead to fear and misunderstanding.

This book brings together a collection of stories--of songs--that give the reader insight, that provide examples of how to share stories and learn from them, and that ultimately can lead to a new way of understanding the concepts of beloved community and the body of Christ.

Contributors:
Linda Lee, Editor
Ray Buckley
Kabamba Kiboko
David Maldonado, Jr.
Asa Nausner
Elaine A Robinson
Rosetta Ross
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426758409
Publication Date: 
2013-02-01

Next Mile - Goer Guide All Age Edition: A Practical Short-Term Mission Resource with Emphasis on Post-Ministry Follow-Through

Next Mile - Goer Guide All Age Edition: A Practical Short-Term Mission Resource with Emphasis on Post-Ministry Follow-Through
$14.00
The Next Mile resources are designed to assist local churches and agencies plan and conduct effective ministry. Participants in the short-term mission experience include the goer, sender, local church, goer's family, mentor, host and those to whom the STMer ministers. The mission experience that is well-planned and carried out will affect the life of each participant in their continuing journey to become more like Christ. Included in theGoer Guide is a spiritual journal with daily Bible readings and space to journal, record thoughts from Scripture and write prayer requests. This helpful tool begins 14 days before departure and continues for 7 days after the conclusion of a short-term trip. In a sealed envelope inside the Goer Guide is a Mentor Guide that serves as a simple, yet powerful and practical resource for Mentors.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780830857142
Publication Date: 
2006-02-01
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No Turning Back

No Turning Back
$18.00
This memoir offers an intimate portrait of Martin Luther King and his family, describing a time of hope and struggle that must not be forgotten. Through a young man's memories of 'Daddy' King, this book provides an inspiring model of what it means to be alive and human.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781570757280
Publication Date: 
2007-10-20
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On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good

On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good
$21.99
"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side."--Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nation's history. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on God's side.
Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus's gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us--in concrete ways--how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy.
In the midst of contentious national debates on gun control, immigration, budget deficits, and more, this book moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus's agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781587433375
Publication Date: 
2013-04-01
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Positive Life: Living with HIV as a Pastor, Husband, and Father

Positive Life: Living with HIV as a Pastor, Husband, and Father
$19.99
'More than anything, I wanted my life to matter ...' When Shane Stanford discovered he was HIV positive twenty years ago, he knew he had a choice: he could feel sorry for himself, or he could live as faith-fully and boldly as possible. In A Positive Life, Shane offers nine basic yet powerful lessons for living well, all found within the life and ministry of Jesus. As Shane has discovered, even a difficult road offers glimpses of grace. Choosing how to live out that grace is the key to making life matter---and to being more alive than ever before. 'The positive life is not about achieving but about becoming. To understand this is to understand the whole journey.' At the age of sixteen, Shane Stanford contracted HIV from procedures used to treat hemophilia. But through the grace of God, he turned a positive diagnosis into an opportunity for positive living. In this powerful mosaic of story, biblical insight, and spiritual reflections, Shane invites you to a simpler, more contented life as you live, laugh, and love in community as Jesus did---with an appreciation for God's incredible adventure no matter the circumstances. After all, the key to living with purpose is found not in some distant revelation but in our own story and in the stories of those around us. The daily routine that seems mundane might just hold the answers to greater joy. As Shane writes, 'What we are looking for has been within our grasp all along.' So discover how to treasure each day through this hope-filled account of faith, courage, and character. Shane's hard-won words and unique perspective teach all of us about the simplicity of life's most beautiful and enduring gifts.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780310292920
Publication Date: 
2010-04-01

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