Worldwide human trafficking is a modern form of slavery that negates justice and neighbor-love in the worst possible way. From Korea now comes a prophetic call to the church to move realistically to counter it. God give us ears to hear Eddie Byun's word for our times.
-J. I. Packer,
professor of theology, Regent College
The book that I have long awaited is finally here! Thank you, Eddie Byun, for creating a road map that weaves justice, prayer and biblical inspiration for those of us who aspire to follow the path of Jesus. Justice Awakening is written for individuals who want to do something significant to change the world. Read it as you ride along the bus toward freedom and justice.
cofounder and president, Not for Sale
So often when faced with the overwhelming evil of human trafficking we feel helpless and wonder what we can do. First step--read the book! Pastor Eddie provides not only a striking biblical demand for action but also the tools by which we can take those first steps and through which the lives of both the reader and the oppressed can be transformed. The embers of justice smolder quietly within the church. They are largely domesticated and frequently lack expression. This book is gasoline!
founder and director, Ratanak International
Everyone loves the idea of justice--until there's a cost. But the truth is there's always a cost to justice. Pastor Eddie calls the church to pursue justice, not because it's trendy, but because God loves justice and hates injustice. This book walks us through the path of seeking justice.
pastor of Quest Church, founder of One Day's Wages
Whether your church wants to be educated about human trafficking, gain a biblical perspective concerning it or seek practical means to combat the evil, Justice Awakening is a must-read. Pastor Eddie's church is on the cutting edge of fighting human trafficking, and in this book he gives the church proven methods to answer God's command to stand with the oppressed and fight injustice.
founder and director of Agape International Missions
This is a great book! Pastor Eddie reminds us of the biblical standard for justice, but he doesn't leave us there, lest we become self-righteous. He brings to light the complex issues that fuel the trade, but he doesn't leave us there, lest we become puffed up with knowledge. He also challenges us to involvement, but he doesn't leave us there, lest we feel overwhelmed. This book is a timely wake up call for the church to actively engage in the fight against human trafficking and the release of prisoners from its darkness.
founder and CEO of NightLight International
What I love about this book is seeing Pastor Eddie's passion for justice, which flows powerfully from God's heart for justice. I say 'Amen!' to his challenge for the church to be the ones leading the way to bringing an end to this injustice. He provides many practical ways for how the church can lead the way that are not only insightful but also very spiritual and very much biblical in approaching this sensitive issue. It's not enough to be aware of this issue--it's a call from the heart of God to take action and to help abolish slavery in our lifetime.
executive director and CEO, Lausanne Movement
I highly recommend this book for the church today. Its message is needed for our generation. Pastor Eddie is someone that I deeply love and respect, and this book is a gift.
president of Handong Global University
This book tells a story of God's justice being done on the earth, showing hope that human trafficking can be stopped by a church who gains his heart for the oppressed. Justice Awakening contains many practical steps that can help the church to change the world and end modern-day slavery. This book is a must-read for those who feel we are not capable to fight this enormous task.
Bank of Korea
In Justice Awakening, Pastor Eddie Byun provides an urgent introduction to one of the most brutal forms of violent injustice in our world today: human trafficking. But Pastor Eddie doesn't just share what's wrong with the world--he provides a road map to get active in making things right. His great passion for the church and for the most vulnerable people in our world fills each page.
president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM)
If you need a biblically sound, well researched and balanced treatment of the growing justice movement, this is it! Pastor Eddie Byun captures the issues clearly, refuses to compromise on the gospel, and provides practical and wise words of implementation to turn good intentions into life-changing impact. I ministered personally with Pastor Eddie in Korea and am honored and thrilled to recommend him and this excellent work to you.
senior pastor of Venture Christian Church
Sex trafficking is the new form of slavery in our time. Pastor Eddie Byun exposes this brutal evil and gives a biblical call to justice and practical steps for the Church--God's instrument for healing and justice in our broken world.
-Dennis P. Hollinger,
president, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Fighting human trafficking is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. But where should churches start if they want to make a difference? Pastor Eddie Byun lays out not only the biblical mandate of bringing justice to the oppressed, but he also describes both spiritual and practical ways that a church can help. Pastor Eddie is a great man of God who is addressing this issue on the frontlines through his church in South Korea, and Justice Awakening is an essential resource for any church leader who wants to bring hope and justice to those ensnared in human trafficking.
-D. Michael Lindsay,
president of Gordon College
Justice Awakening provides both the blueprints and the foundation for the church to 'rise up' and build an effective, God-focused justice ministry to 'end human trafficking.' It educates and encourages, confronts and challenges--and then provides practical, down-to-earth, do-able action steps. This book is a gift to the antitrafficking movement. Thank you, Pastor Eddie, for this much-needed resource. Justice Awakening is a must-read for Christians!
-Becca C. Johnson,
Pastor Eddie Byun couldn't be any clearer in his message to the church. The church needs to be relevant and a key to their relevance is to be leaders in the fight against modern-day slavery. That's loving your neighbor as yourself and that is the heart of Jesus!
pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
Pastor Eddie Byun shows us that it is the job of the church to tackle injustice, oppression and the brokenness in our world. He is proof that individual Christians and local churches can transform lives and entire communities by preaching and demonstrating the whole gospel.
president of World Vision US