A thought-provoking book on global justice and christian activism. Extremely pertinent for those of us involved in work with gangs and all their associated issues. Its time for each of us to begin mobilizing hope in our own corner of the world. Read what Jim Wallis has to say about this book and its author:

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Adam Taylor, more than any young leader I have met, exemplifies the best of the next generation of Christian activists. He was first a student of mine at Harvard’s Kennedy School, then my course assistant; then I joined the board of Global Justice, the student network that Adam started; then he joined our board at Sojourners; then he became Sojourners’ senior political director; then he became a White House Fellow and served a year working in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Adam has become my friend, kindred spirit, and younger soulmate in the movement to put faith into action.

Mobilizing Hope is his first book, and is a manifesto for his generation, which is such a sign of hope for me.

Order Mobilizing Hope now and learn tangible and inspiring ways to put your faith into action.

This important book is five things at the same time. First, it is a story – partly Adam’s story and partly the story of his many cohorts who are shaping the next strategies for faith-based social change. Second, it is a theology for social justice, full of biblical references, reflections, and metaphors that point to God’s intentions and future for the world. This is not an argument rooted in political ideology, but a vision for social justice rooted firmly in the scriptures. Third, it offers a spirituality for young activists, with the mature understanding that if you want to be a person of justice and action, and last for very long, you must also become a person of prayer and contemplation. Fourth, Mobilizing Hope is a handbook for those who want to experiment with activism and search out their own vocation in changing the world. It is a guidebook for how to make a difference, with many examples of what works and what does not. Fifth, it is a strategy manual. Adam consciously draws on lessons from past movements for change, particularly the civil rights movement. Adam also shows how to draw from historical movements to develop new forms of organizing and advocacy that can meet our current realities.

Order Mobilizing Hope now and strengthen a growing movement for social justice.

Adam quotes one of my favorite lines from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists.” That belief is the core of the book – the importance of a committed minority of transformed nonconformists who creatively apply their faith in fresh, bold, and innovative ways. This book intends to inspire and mobilize a new generation to become part of that prophetic minority. From now on, whenever I meet those eager and seeking young people who want their faith and their lives to make a difference in the world, I have a book to recommend. And I commend it to you.

It could change your life.

Jim Wallis
Founder and president, Sojourners

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Comments
  1. Deborah Winger says:

    Jesus is the only answer for all the violence in Chicago!! A city wide prayer and action plan must come into effect NOW!!! What can we do to help. i am originally from the Chicago area. You are all on my heart..

    • Ron says:

      Deborah-

      I would wholeheartedly agree with you. We are working on ways to get that message out and use Willow Creeks’s unique position in Chicago to present the life-changing message of Christ to a violence-plagued world that few people really have any access to. Please pray for all of us who are heeding this call on our lives. boldness, personnel, and resources are a common need for all the organizations working with the gangs of Chicago. We all have people we are working with that are in need of prayer. Some of those people are listed above under the “prayer request” tab. If you could chose oneof those individuals to pray for, and get others to do likewise, it will make a big difference in their eternal destinies, not to mention the destinies of their families, friends, and, acquaintances.

      Ron

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