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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Zealous Love by Mike and Danae Yankoski

Genre- Religion/Christian Life/Social Issues

Zealous Love A Practical Guide to Social Justice  Edited by  Mike and Danae Yankoski

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2009

Number of pages- 248

Age Group- Young Adult/Adult

Description of book- softcover, list price $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-29076-6

Extra- Discussion questions at the end of each chapter,

Are you looking for a new focus for your passion for helping others?  This is the perfect book to help you decide what your new focus will be.  Zealous Love focuses on human trafficking, unclean water, refugees, hunger, lack of education, creation degradation, HIV/AIDS and economic inequality.

As you read this book the contributors will inspire you to help your neighbors both locally and globally by telling their story about their issue.  Some of the contributors are Dave Batstone, Scott Todd, Sean Litton and Marva Dawn. 

About the authors- Mike and Danae Yankoski enjoy backpacking, hiking, good books, among many other things in the Pacific Northwest with their dog.  Mike has written, Under the Overpass.  Danae has written Crazy Love and The Forgotten God with Francis Chan.

My thoughts-

I thought this book was very good.  I enjoyed having something I can hold in my hands that lists and describes different social issues and gives me different ideas on how I can make a difference.

The lay-out of the book was very good with the introduction of the issue, four field notes (written by different people) and the “Now What” section.  My favorite part of the book, was the “Now What” section at the end of each issues because it made me think and gave me ideas on how I could help.  The sections of “Now What,” were reflect, respond, spread the word, share your ideas and discover more (websites).

Would I recommend this book?  Yes!  This book is perfect for anybody who is interested in learning where the help is needed and how to do it.  It is perfect for organizations, young and old.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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