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"There must be more to the Christian life than this-more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring." These aren't bad things, of course. But they're safe and comfortable and easy. And there's a reason they're not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful-we're created by God for adventure.
Prepare to step off the well-trodden path of your spiritual journey, and take the road less traveled—one that's also far more rewarding! With tremendous power, simplicity, godly courage, International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen leads readers into a more substantial expression of faith and love through the preservation of human dignity, value and worth in Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian. Haugen explores what it looks like to care about those who suffer, illuminating his own conviction that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way to enter into God's great expedition.
Number of Pages: 150
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting WorldGary A. HaugenInterVarsity Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$9.79 Retail:
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The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of ViolenceGary A. Haugen, Victor BoutrosOxford University Press / 2014 / Hardcover$22.49 Retail:
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The Just Church: Becoming a Risk-Taking, Justice-Seeking, Disciple-Making CongregationJim Martin, Gary HaugenTyndale House / 2012 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews Video
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Gary A. Haugen is founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), a global human rights agency based in Washington, D.C. Before founding IJM in 1997, Haugen was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and in 1994, he served as the director of the United Nations' investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.
Haugen is the author of The Locust Effect, Good News About Injustice, Terrify No More and Just Courage. He has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons "Hero"the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to confront violence against the poor has been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio. He is a graduate of Harvard University and received a JD from the University of Chicago.
"This book is a strong call for every Christian to deepen their walk with God. I encourage you to read this book and seek God's direction for the next step of service in your life!"
—Jim Fretheim, Imprints, Winter 2009
"Just Courage is a life-changing book. Gary Haugen's echo of God's call to a life of significance and adventure is irresistible. He places the fight for justice right where the Bible does: square in the middle of Christian discipleship. Every follower of Jesus should read this book and take action on behalf of a world that 'waits, groaning' for us to bring hope, love and rescue."
—Lynne and Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community ChurchM
"I dare you to read Gary Haugen without growing a bigger vision of God. He is a prophet in our day calling us to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God."
—John Ortberg, pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box
Patricia Chadwick5 Stars Out Of 5September 17, 2008Patricia ChadwickThis is one of the best books I've read this year. It is concise, well written, and challenging. The author defines courage as "the power to do the right thing even when it is scary and hard - resonates deeply with the original shape of our soul" (p103) How often do we have the opportunity to consider how we might live courageously in today's world. This book provides a gentle nudge for those who desire to be gripped by the big issues of life but really don't know where or how to begin. I read the book in two days (literally)-- it was that good.
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