Mercy Rising

Simple Ways to Practice Justice and Compassion
About the Author:
AMBER ROBINSON is an ordinary woman seeking to bridge the gap between the needs for justice and balancing family, work, and service. Her life’s passion is to write and advocate for children with Compassion International. She speaks to groups who want to incorporate justice pursuits in simple, practical ways. She is an imperfect Christ follower and reluctantly optimistic.
Amber began this journey when chronic illness forced her to reevaluate her priorities and learn to serve with limitations in everyday life. She networks with leaders in the justice movement as well as everyday women with various limitations in time, resources, and energy but long to serve in simple, practical ways. What can we do at home, shopping, in business, or with family and friends? Not everything, but we can find our “one thing”.

Back Cover:
Images from the media leave us shaking our heads.  We want to do something about the hurts of the world, but we aren’t sure what steps to take.  In Mercy Rising, author Amber Robinson offers the tools women need to make the impact their hearts desire.  Filled with helpful hints, inspired insights, and solid biblical wisdom, this organized resource will show you practical ways to find and focus on serving those who suffer.  
With clever charm and earnest exploration, Mercy Rising will help even the busiest of women find the right place to spend meaningful moments practicing justice and compassion.
My Review:
I received this book a week after we had a missionary from Africa staying with us.  Needless to say, my heart was WAY primed for this topic!!  There are so many less fortunate in our world!!  It doesn’t seem to matter how desperate someone’s situation is, there is always someone more in need.  It doesn’t matter if you are in the United States or a third world country, there are people who need the basic necessities of life that most of us take for granted.  Mercy Rising if full of ideas and information on how YOU can get involved.  Monetary ideas, service ideas, prayer ideas, and the list goes on.  It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of time or NO time, there IS something you can do and it will make a difference. 
I loved this book, the stories of real people just like us making a difference.  I loved all the ideas, big and little, the lists of organizations you can get involved with, the information to help you decide where YOU fit in.  I also love that each chapter ends with a list of questions to enhance your thoughts on what you have just read.  
I really didn’t feel this book was just for women, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to make a difference, anyone who doesn’t think what little they could do would make a difference, and especially to those who have never really thought about making a difference!!
Thank you Amber Robinson for the complimentary copy of your book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Counting it all Joy!!

3 comments:

Heart2Heart July 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

Angel,

This sounds like such an amazing book. The review you gave is inspirational in itself and can't wait to add this one to my library.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Loren July 29, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Oh Wow! Sounds awesome!!! What perfect timing for you to read this! Know you do amazing things with all you have learned!


Love you

Brenda July 30, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

Angel, I just popped in to say hi, and to let you know that you have an award over at my blog kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com. Have an awesome weekend!

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