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!
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.
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.
A few better-known voices have offered encouragement as well:
Transitions at Activist Faith
posted 1:21:15pm Sep. 03, 2013 | read full post »
The Intentional Activist
posted 9:38:04am Aug. 30, 2013 | read full post »
Save the Girls!
posted 11:22:07am Aug. 26, 2013 | read full post »
Crafts that Change the World
posted 11:19:05am Aug. 25, 2013 | read full post »
The Right Kind of Activism
posted 11:16:51am Aug. 23, 2013 | read full post »