Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 20, 2009 - Religion - 273 pages
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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.
  

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Review: Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Gary Haugen is the president of International Justice Mission. Good News about Injustice is an entry-level book for anyone who vaguely senses that the world is not just and God might have something to ... Read full review

Review: Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

User Review  - Ryan Vroegindewey - Goodreads

Essentially about how it is in God's very historical character to care for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed, and so it should be what characterizes Christians as well. Haugen and this book were one of the forerunners of the recent resurgence of Christian movements for justice. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
35
Chapter 2
51
Chapter 3
66
PART TWO
79
Chapter 4
81
Chapter 5
93
Chapter 6
99
Chapter 7
107
Chapter 11
171
Chapter 12
190
Chapter 13
211
Appendix 1
239
Appendix 2
250
Appendix 3
252
Appendix 4
257
Appendix 5
259

PART THREE
123
Chapter 8
125
Chapter 9
135
Chapter 10
159
Additional Resources
268
Notes
269
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273
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About the author (2009)

Gary A. Haugen 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.

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