Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices  -     By: Julie Clawson
Buy Item $11.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 25% ($4.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $8.99 eBook Details

Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices

InterVarsity Press / 2009 / Paperback

$11.99 (
Limited Time Only Limited Time Price
Retail: $16.00
Save 25% ($4.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW836284

  • Other Formats (2)
  • Others Also Purchased (10)
Other Formats (2)
  1. In Stock
    Retail: $12.99
    Add To Cart
  2. In Stock
    Retail: $16.00
    Add To Cart
Others Also Purchased (10)

Product Description

Giving us a tour of our everyday, and un-thought-out, choices, Julie Clawson argues in her book Everyday Justice that many of the consumer products we buy are ridden with moral injustices. From your daily cup of coffee, to produce, to credit cards, to sweaters, every purchase we make has a moral implication. That's the bad news. The good news is that if we educate ourselves, we can make a difference, and everyone else can make a profit, not just the lucky ones.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830836284
ISBN-13: 9780830836284
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, DVD
    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, DVD
    Provident Music Distribution / DVD
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 57 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW106695
  2. TCM Greatest Classic Films Collections: Lassie, Flipper The Incredible Mr. Limpet, National Velvet, 2-DVD Set
    TCM Greatest Classic Films Collections: Lassie, Flipper The Incredible Mr. Limpet, National Velvet, 2-DVD Set
    Word Entertainment / DVD
    $6.99 Retail: $27.92 Save 75% ($20.93)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW883929
  3. Return to Me, Restoration Chronicles Series #1
    Return to Me, Restoration Chronicles Series #1
    Lynn Austin
    Bethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 41 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW208981
  4. Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever
    Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever
    Wess Stafford, Dean Merrill
    Moody Publishers / 2012 / Hardcover
    $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW404725

Related Products

  1. Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of Faith
    Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of Faith
    George McGovern, Bob Dole, Donald E. Messer
    Fortress Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW637828
  2. I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality
    I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality
    Arthur M. Sutherland
    Abingdon Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW63242
  3. Everyone Who Acts Responsibly Becomes Guilty: Bonhoeffer's Concept of Accepting Guilt
    Everyone Who Acts Responsibly Becomes Guilty: Bonhoeffer's Concept of Accepting Guilt
    Christine Schliesser
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $31.50 Retail: $35.00 Save 10% ($3.50)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW232160
  4. Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility
    Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility
    Stephen G. Ray Jr.
    Augsburg Fortress / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW34970

Publisher's Description

Where does your chocolate come from? Does it matter if your coffee is fair trade or not? It matters--more than you might think. Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste. How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle, the more just our world will be. Everyday justice is one way of loving God and our neighbors. We can live more ethically, through the little and big decisions we make every day. Here's how.

Author Bio

Julie Clawson has a masters degree in intercultural studies from Wheaton College. She's worked as both a children's ministry director and as a co-pastor. But currently she spends the bulk of her time as a stay-at-home mom in Austin, Texas. While she might like to be volunteering at the local community garden or mentoring at-risk youth, the important and very full-time job of caring for her two toddlers keeps her close to home. It's been in the home environment, however, that Clawson's learned the profound lesson that she can make a big difference for the cause of justice, no matter what stage of life she's in. Through paying closer attention to the injustices in the world around her and listening more closely to the calls for justice throughout Scripture, Clawson started to uncover little things she could do to subvert systems of injustice. Buying fair trade coffee and slave-free chocolate. Growing some of her own food. Driving less. Hanging her clothes out to dry. With these kinds of decisions, she discovered, we can either support systems of injustice, or we can put our faith into action and love people through basic day-to-day choices. Her book, , is in many ways a reminder that serving God and seeking justice is for everyone, no matter what your life looks like. When she's not changing cloth diapers or shopping fair trade, Clawson is busy blogging regularly at julieclawson.com and everydayjustice.net. She is also the moderator of and regular contributor to Emerging Women (www.emergingwomen.us) and Emerging Parents (www.emergingparents.com) and posts regularly at the God's Politics Blog (http://blog.sojo.net/). In her few minutes of spare time Clawson enjoys listening to the likes of U2 and David Wilcox. She loves watching epic tales like and and slightly less epic tales like and , because these pop culture tales often serve not only as a reminder that the world is full of injustices, but as encouragement to anyone who wants to make things better. Tom Sine is constantly on the lookout for "mustard seeds"seemingly insignificant acts that bring faith and compassion to hopeless situations. As cofounder of Mustard Seed Associates, he prepares others to think critically and creatively about the global community and how to serve it according to God's great vision.

Editorial Reviews

"Julie Clawson gets it. First, she gets it that most of us suburban Americans feel overwhelmed and guilty when we hear about justice. That's why she focuses on positive, doable ways that we can improve the justice quotient of our lives. Second, she gets it that we in the 'developed world' often have an undeveloped theology and lifestyle when it comes to key issues like fair trade, modern-day slavery, fossil fuel dependence, ethical eating and buying, and debt. That's why she gently, positively and hopefully helps us get 'development' where we need it most."
"Many of us live in a world of great privilege. We also live in a culture of gluttony, and this includes our access to information, words and ideas. With the onset of technology and social media, my fear is that many of us will elevate our words and ideas--and be content and satisfied with that as our action. Everyday Justice is important for two very simple reasons: Justice is on the heart of God and justice needs to be pursued and lived out every day. Julie has given the larger faith community an important but inviting challenge: Do justice every day."
"When I was a young Christian I was told that our job was to get people to heaven. The world (like now) was a mess, so evacuating people seemed like a good idea. What if instead I had been told that our main job was to bring the kingdom of God to our planet? What if that meant doing very practical things like advocating for people who were poor, voiceless and powerless? And what if I'd been told Jesus will only return when his followers have improved the situation for those people so much that it's finally become habitable for heaven? That's what I think now. If this idea intrigues you, read this book. It provides the how-tos."
"Julie Clawson is a significant and much-needed voice in the emerging church conversation--actually, in any faith conversation. For those of us who have long felt her voice needed to be heard, Everyday Justice is a cause for celebration. Only someone who lives a life of social integrity is entitled to write such a book, and Julie is that person. She offers us hope that we can all contribute in a meaningful way to the transformation of our culture."
"Living justly is an overwhelming task these days. How do I know whether the coffee I'm drinking was fairly grown? Or whether my jeans were made by a twelve-year-old? It's daunting, and we're tempted toward apathy. That's why Julie Clawson has done us such a service in writing Everyday Justice--in readable, compelling prose, she lays out the truth behind some of the products we use every day, and she gives us practical steps for living justly in a consumeristic age. She avoids guilt trips and writes personally. This book is needed and deserves a wide readership."
"Every product in our consumer hands has a trail. . . . Julie Clawson skillfully and kindly helps us take seriously the call to justice in our everyday choices. From coffee to cars, there is a collision of economics and ethics that Christ-followers must take seriously. By refusing to make justice a liberal or conservative cause, she helps us participate in restoration, ethical consumption and the beautiful pursuit of justice in God's world."
"Julie Clawson had me at 'Don't panic.' While many resources on social justice leave even the most compassionate souls and generous hearts frozen with an overwhelming panic from not knowing where to begin, Everyday Justice fires readers up and leaves them ready to change the world--starting right in their everyday lives. Clawson's well-researched and well-written book flows with stories of evil and good, monsters and heroes. It's a must-read for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of what loving our neighbors should look like."
"With both tenderness and everyday practicality, Julie Clawson invites all of us into a more complete way of following Jesus. By providing simple, concrete ways to seek justice in our daily lives, Everyday Justice is a great resource to get you started or keep you going on the journey toward acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with your God."

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
out Of 5
( out of 5)
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1
  1. Trumansburg, NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 10, 2010
    Kim Zimmerman
    Trumansburg, NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This book is for folks who are interested in finding simple ways to make changes for a more just world. There are seven topics discussed in the book. Each chapter presents a topic, suggests real solutions for justice and includes resources such as websites, documentaries and books to study the subject further. Highly recommended! (Micah 6:8)
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 8, 2009
    Sarah Notton
    Everyone will be talking about the one thing that no one (other than Julie) is talking about - disposable diapers/feminine products. It's kind of icky, but kudos to Julie for bringing it up. This is another one where we are encouraged to make the best choice given your situation. For instance, sometimes you are required to use disposable products (such as in daycares or nurseries), but you can still try to reduce consumption in other areas. A friend reminded me that in the film "Little Women", in pretty much every scene you could see the girls folding white cloths. In a house full of women...well, let's just say they weren't dish towels. If you aren't sure what to do without disposables, ask your mother, grandmother, or I'm guessing the majority of women in the world today. Thanks to the discussion of this topic in Everyday Justice, I went looking for what women in the developing world use for "sustainable" pads - and unfortunately, the options aren't good. The "homespun" options include rags, bark, and mud...and if rags are an option, many women don't have access to water to clean them. Without access to appropriate sanitary protection, women may miss up to 50 days a year of work or school, which leads to inequity in income and education. Perhaps my take-away from this discussion will be to attempt to reduce consumption and to find a more ethical option than what I use now, but to also advocate for women who don't have the options that I do as a woman in the US.Some of the suggestions offered in the book seem radical, but nothing seems to be suggested without good reason. Living sustainably in a way that cares for other people (our neighbor) and God's creation isn't necessarily as convenient as living as a blissfully unaware consumer. However, if the Bible can be believed as true (and I think that most of the audience for this book would agree that it can), then "everyday justice" becomes an avenue for "everyday worship".
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search


Limited Time Price Hurry, This Price Won't Stick Around For Long!

We noticed that you are using one of our CBD catalogs to do your shopping at Christianbook.com today. Our catalog prices are some of the lowest around, but for this product, we're offering a limited time offer which makes its price even lower!

This special inventory-reduction sale price is available for a limited time only. This item may revert back to its regular CBD price at any time, so don't delay -once this price is gone, it's gone!