Five books that will change you in 2015

Five books that will change you in 2015

You will remain the same person except for the people you interact with and the books you read. Or so my friend’s dad challenged me. This has proven to be massively influential in my life – our character is shaped by what we expose ourselves to. I can confidently say that my perspective on the world has been shaped by incredible people (whom I didn’t always agree with) and challenging books. So, I want to share a few of the books that have informed my …

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Free Audiobook: When Helping Hurts

Free Audiobook: When Helping Hurts

One of our all-time favourite books,“When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself”, is available as a free audiobook download for the month of February!

How do we make sure that our response to people who are in need is not doing more harm than good?

“As Christians our hearts are often in the right place but because we haven’t fully thought about the long-term consequences of our actions, or because we so often get involved based upon our own preconceived notions and …

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5 Books Worth Reading

Responding to poverty and injustice can seem like a daunting task, but when you’re feeling overwhelmed it’s always good to know that you’re not alone. People have gone before, and some of them have even been so thoughtful as to write books about their thoughts and experiences!

Here are our top 5 books that address issues of social justice:

1. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kisses from Katie

By Sam Rawson

Recently, I read “Kisses from Katie”, a book written by 23-year-old Katie Davis, an American girl who is now living in Uganda and mother to 14 Ugandan children.

"Kisses from Katie" is available to order from www.kalahari.net

When first hearing of Katie’s story, the question that immediately popped into my mind was, “Is she crazy?” A young, single, homecoming queen from Brentwood, Tennessee, mothering 14 orphaned or abandoned girls in rural, pothole-riddled, poverty-stricken Uganda?

No husband to help get the kids up. No family down …

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