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

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 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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This book is just what I needed to read as I have been researching persecution worldwide for my masters degree. This book builds faith and hope in the justice and mercy of God and that God intends to ... Read full review

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This book not only opens your eyes to the many injustices in todays world but shows how just one person CAN make a difference. He uses many scriptures to spell out how God hates injustice then calls us to action. 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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Gary A. Haugen is founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), a global human rights agency based in Washington, D.C. Before founding IJM in 1997, Haugen was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and in 1994, he served as the director of the United Nations' investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Haugen is the author of The Locust Effect, Good News About Injustice, Terrify No More and Just Courage. He has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons "Hero"—the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to confront violence against the poor has been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio. He is a graduate of Harvard University and received a JD from the University of Chicago.

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