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Activist Faith Celebrates 1,000 Posts

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today marks post number 1,000 for Activist Faith! 1,000 posts may not seem like a big deal, but is equal to…

...five 200-page books

…a quarter-million words

…typing out the New Testament almost two full times

But more important than the number of words are the stories of lives changed. People in more than 20 nations have joined on Facebook and have commented along the way. Blog posts in Spanish are beginning to find impact in the lives the growing number of  Spanish speakers using Beliefnet.com. Of course, the Activist Faith book published this month by Navpress also marks a transition from “blog only” to a wide-ranging movement connecting with new readers in new ways.

A few comments on the Activist Faith book from readers so far include…

All three authors share stories of people they have met and lives that have been changed, including their own. I wept through Dan King’s telling of a mother in Kenya:

“My biggest question is the same for everyone we meet: “How has the opportunity to run this business with the support of the micro-loans affected you and your family personally?”
She responds simply, “Now I have some extra money to buy things for my kids.” She has three young children under the age of ten. This is a response that I can really relate to!

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Activist Faith provides an array of possibilities for faith to flow outward naturally to helping meet people’s needs and in so doing being a witness to them.

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This book is thoughtful, practical and a veritable treasure chest of information for anyone who is seeking to follow Jesus into the real world, where real people with real problems live and suffer. None of us can do everything that needs to be done. But all of us can do something. And this book is a helpful guide to discovering what your something might be.

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A few better-known voices have offered encouragement as well:

“As Christians, we are called to make a positive impact on our world–to make it a better place. Activist Faith is one of those amazing resources that educate people on the issues and equips them to make a difference. A must-read!”
- Jen Hatmaker, author of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
“The challenges facing our country and world are many. Daniel Darling, Dillon Burroughs, and Dan King provide thoughtful, biblically guided analysis of several of the most pressing issues of our day, challenging the church to let Scripture be our primary guide as we advocate for those who are vulnerable. Read this book, but don’t stop there: Let it move you into prayerful action.”
- Matthew Soerens, U.S. church training specialist, World Relief; author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate
“There has been a huge need for a book to give the theological background for why Christians should engage in social justice. Activist Faith fits that need perfectly. It provides solid biblical reasons  we should care about the poor, immigrants, and modern-day slaves as well as practical steps for how to take action.”
- Sean McDowell, educator; speaker; author of Apologetics for a New Generation
“Twenty-first-century Christ followers stand committed to reconciling the vertical and horizontal planes of the Cross: sanctification with service, holiness with humility, conviction with compassion, and righteousness with justice. In Activist Faith, the authors exhort us to find a cause greater than ourselves, one that marries the promise of salvation with prophetic activism. For a generation seeking to live out our faith, this book is a must-read.”
- Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Activist Faith is not about any one person, but about you and me and those we connect with impacting lives in tangible, meaningful ways. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the book, you’ll find ways to make a greater difference with you own life, discovering purpose and meaning as you tackle today’s issues with God’s love.
And when you help change a life, don’t keep it a secret–share it!
We’d love to tell your story at Activist Faith. To share your story, submit details here. You could just be the next story that inspires change featured at Activist Faith.
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Dillon Burroughs is an author, activist, and founding partner of Activist Faith. His latest book, Activist Faith, addresses 12 key social issues and how people of faith are stepping up to make a difference. Find out more and get involved at ActivistFaith.org.


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