Good News About Injustice
In Good News About Injustice, Haugen offers practical strategies for tackling injustice. By courageously exposing the truth and removing the means of force, he says, each of us can take part in God's ongoing works of mercy. You no longer...
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In Good News About Injustice, Haugen offers practical strategies for tackling injustice. By courageously exposing the truth and removing the means of force, he says, each of us can take part in God's ongoing works of mercy. You no longer have to feel powerless and frustrated in the face of cruelty and hatred. Here is a book that will show you how to bring real hope to our hurting world.
A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition!Accounts of injustice from our own communities and from around the world often leave us feeling outraged and helpless. We wonder what we can possibly do in response. And we wonder where is the God of justice?Jesus, however, said, "Take heart! I have overcome the world." Gary Haugen sees the truth of Jesus' claim vindicated throughout Scripture, which portrays a God who rises up against injustice.He also sees this truth in the lives of sometimes little-known Christians who through the years have courageously confronted evil when they saw it. Here he tells stories of these witnesses of hope in a hurting world.The good news about injustice is that God is against it. God is in the business of using the unlikely to perform the holy, Haugen contends. And in this book he not only offers stories of courageous witnesses past and present, he also calls the body of Christ to action. He offers concrete guidance on the ways and means its members can rise up to seek justice throughout the world.
Gary A. Haugen (J.D. University of Chicago, cum laude,) is president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights organization based in Washington, D.C. Prior to founding IJM, he worked in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was director of the United Nations genocide investigation in Rwanda. He also served as the Visiting Scholar in Politics at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He is the author of Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian and Good News About Injustice .