Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

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David C Cook #ad - We have access to so much but end up doing so little. He came to see that he, too, was overrated. But we will never make poverty history until we make poverty personal. He is the founder and senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, Washington, multicultural and multigenerational church in Seattle, where he lives with his family.

But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating "the most overrated generation in history. Cho has been covered in various media including NPR, New York Times, and Seattle Times. It can be fashionable to talk about the poor but not as fashionable to talk to the poor. Eugene cho shatters all our hipster coffee-shop talk of justice and dares you to dive into the trenches and do something real with your life.

Shane claiborne, author, activist, and friend of eugene cho "a gutsy and gritty exposé on the motives of a generation in love with the idea of saving the world, Overrated by Eugene Cho is a necessary exercise for all who desire to truly be a part of the change God wants to bring to humanity. As christians, cho writes, "our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves.

Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? #ad - In overrated, cho shows that it is possible to move from talk to action. Eugene cho is the founder of One Day's Wages, a movement working to alleviate extreme global poverty. I needed this book. Ann voskamp, but are they living justly? they want to change the world, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts Many people today talk about justice, but are they being changed themselves? Eugene Cho has a confession: "I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes.

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Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian's Guide to Engaging Politics

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David C Cook #ad - But they should engage with politics, because politics inform policies which impact people. In this book that integrates the pastoral, listen to the hurting, prophetic, and personal, have integrity, readers will be inspired to stay engaged, practical, and vote their convictions. When we stay in the scriptures, ideology, our love for politics, pray for wisdom, or even theology, philosophy, and advocate for the vulnerable, stop superseding our love for God and neighbor.

”  . With determination and heart, cho urges readers to stop vilifying those they disagree with—especially the vulnerable—and asks Christians to follow Jesus and reflect His teachings. Any party. According to eugene Cho, Christians should never profess blind loyalty to a party. In thou shalt not be a jerk: a christian’s guide to engaging Politics, system, Cho encourages readers to remember that hope arrived—not in a politician, or great nation—but in the person of Jesus Christ.

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Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

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Thomas Nelson #ad - The only way to find abundant life and happiness is to give your life away. If god designed us to experience true happiness and abundant life, why do so many Christians feel dissatisfied and purposeless?  We try to make our lives better by chasing our own dreams,  but that only makes the problem worse.

Instead, the path to a just life that's satisfying and permeated with meaning leads us alongside the orphan, the widow, and the powerless. Using clear evangelical theology and compelling narratives drawn from two decades of global ministry and travel,  the founder of The Justice Conference, Ken Wytsma, shows God's unchanging love for all His children.

Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things #ad - On the way, the author calls us back to a proper understanding of biblical justice, a redeeming glimpse into the true meaning of righteousness and the remarkable connection between our own joy, the joy of others, and the wondrous Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pursuing justice shows that god isn't primarily concerned with personal piety but about empowering His children to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with their creator.

. The message is as hopeful as it is fresh: when you discover anew the meaning of the Gospel and give your life away, you will find it. And it will be the best life you can imagine.

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Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development and the Life Course

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Routledge #ad - The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. The fifth edition of human behavior in the Social Environment takes students through the life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior.

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Introduction to Group Work Practice, An Connecting Core Competencies

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Pearson #ad - The new eighth edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Widely used by professionals, coherent, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, educators, this text presents a comprehensive, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective.

Thoroughly updated throughout, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, the new edition of An Introduction to Group Work Practice includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.

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Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

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IVP Books #ad - The church has the power to help transform our criminal justice system. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. He then shows how christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles, offering creative solutions and highlighting innovative interventions.

16th annual outreach magazine resource of the year - Social Issues/JusticeThe United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. And the church has unwittingly contributed to the problem. Dominique gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration, examining Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion.

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores #ad - Discover how you can participate in the restorative justice needed to bring authentic rehabilitation, lasting transformation, and healthy reintegration to this broken system.

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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

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Moody Publishers #ad - Focusing on both north american and majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.    . With more than 225, 000 copies sold, when Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need.

Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the need that every person has and how it can be filled. The reader is brought to understand that poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources and that it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve the problem of poverty.

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself #ad - While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in which unintentionally undermine the people they're trying to help, its central point is to provide proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves.

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Live Justly

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Micah Challenge USA #ad - Justice is often focused upon doing something new, but what about the actions you and I take every day?Here’s the thing: justice isn’t always about doing something new; it’s about infusing what we already do with Kingdom values. Perhaps you too feel that call to seek justice. You are not alone in this experience–countless churches, campus groups, families, small groups, and individuals have heard the call and asked us “what’s next?” .

Justice isn’t simply an action once a year; it is a lifestyle. We wake up every day and make about fifty decisions–we decide what clothes to wear, how to treat our friends, where to invest our money, family, what food to eat, what to pray for, and strangers, how to commute to work or school, and so on.

For example, a justice-themed sermon from a leader or pastor to encourage the church to volunteer, go on a missions trip, or give to a cause. Live justly is an in-depth scriptural and practical studyto help people live justly in 6 key areas of life:ADVOCACY, CONSUMPTION, PRAYER, GENEROSITY, CREATION CARE AND RELATIONSHIPS.

Live Justly #ad - Justice is often invoked by passionate teachers, pastors, and leaders inviting us into NEW action. Our prayer is that our everyday actions will be infused with justice–not our definition of justice but God’s revelation of justice in Scripture. The scriptures and the movement of the holy spirit have deeply touched our own lives here at Micah Challenge, and the call to seek justice has permeated our everyday life choices–pushing us not just to seek justice but to live justly.

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The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Among the many subjects covered here are paul's christological application of Psalms, Paul's revisionary interpretation of the Law, and the influence of the Old Testament on Paul's ethical teachings and ecclesiology. These essays probe paul's approach to scriptural interpretation, showing how Paul's reading of the Hebrew Scriptures reshaped the theological vision of his churches.

Hays's analysis of intertextual echoes in Paul's letters has touched off exciting debate among Pauline scholars and made more recognizable the contours of Paul's thought. The conversion of the imagination contains some of the best work on Paul by first-rate New Testament scholar Richard B. These studies contain some of the early work leading up to Hays's seminal Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul and also show how Hays has responded to critics and further developed his thought in the years since.

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4 Chair Discipling: What He Calls Us to Do Like Jesus Series

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Moody Publishers #ad - Use the like jesus app and digital access platform for videos, engagement, assessment, real-time metrics are more, download today: http://LikeJesus. Church. In 4 chair discipling, you’ll get a clear and simple picture of how to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and do the same thing. Learn how to implement the Like Jesus series into your small group, ministry and church to build a culture of disciple-making.

But it is simple. Jesus’ last words on earth had a few very specific instructions: Go, baptize, make disciples, and teach. But what does that mean for us today? Well, it’s not easy. Over 750, 000 people in 80 countries have been trained to make disciples through organizations he has led. Dann spader is a disciple-maker who has spent his adult life exploring what it means to take someone from being a seeker to making disciples themselves.

4 Chair Discipling: What He Calls Us to Do Like Jesus Series #ad - Teacher and leader dann spader explains disciple-making as a process of moving people through four chairs, from someone seeking to know more about Christ to someone who makes disciples themselves. Chair 1: come and see john 1:39chair 2: follow me john 1:43chair 3: become a fisher of men matthew 4:19chair 4: Go and Bear Fruit John 15:16 In the process of His four-year ministry, Jesus realized that different people are at different stages of growth and development, and He works to challenge each of them to the next level.

Through studying the life of christ and His disciple-making methods, Dann developed 4 Chair Discipling, a simple picture for others to follow.

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Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There

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David C Cook #ad - Evangelism is about reaching out to others. Really? you think? Brace yourself. In nudge,  author Leonard Sweet sets out to revolutionize our understanding of evangelism. He defines evangelism as “nudge” – awakening each other to the God who is already there. Sweet’s revolution promises to affect your encounters with others, as well as shaking the very roots of your own faith.

So brace yourself.

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