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Doing Good Without Giving Up: Sustaining Social Action in a World That's Hard to Change

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12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (Social Justice)"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 If you're working to make the world a better place, you might find yourself discouraged. Needs are overwhelming, resources are limited, opposition is real and progress is slow. How do we ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 5th 2014 by IVP Books (first published September 4th 2014)
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Bob
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a witness to the social activism of the sixties and the seventies. A war was ended, civil rights for Blacks where attained to a degree, a war was declared on poverty, and we began efforts to clean up our air and water. Yet many of the activists burned out and sold out. Change is hard and comes slowly. All the problems named above are still with us.

A new generation is addressing itself to these challenges. What concerns Ben Lowe is that burning out, giving up, and selling out are just as
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Zachary
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lowe's book is a wonderful exhortation from one who has really been in the trenches. Full of engaging stories of the highs and lows of social action, it is both a powerful introduction and challenge to those seeking to first become involved in social action, and an encouragement to those involved for years. Lowe has written a simple but profound guide to seeking justice well, avoiding burnout, and putting faithfulness first. If you are seeking to follow God's call to social action, or ...more
Melissa Jeter
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: body-mind-soul
Lowe gives a very good reason for doing social justice as a part of faith. He points out a centered point of view on the culture wars- which I especially appreciate. Oftentimes, there seems to be no center ground in politics, but win-lose politics. I think Lowe describes his experiential knowledge about how the process of choosing sides abdicates the responsibility of faithful people to see the wholeness of humanity. I would recommend this book to any religious person- not just Christian- who ...more
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