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It's Not All about You: Young Adults Seeking Justice

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Over the years culture has manipulated happiness to mean, "What can I do for me?"
We expect to live in a safe, clean, and comfortable place, and now literally have access to every piece of information at our fingertips. We can shop, socialize, and learn from the most comfortable place-- our homes. And the ones surrounded by everything digital are the up-and-coming leaders of society-- the young adults.

But they are not the ones idly sitting, ...

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Overview

Over the years culture has manipulated happiness to mean, "What can I do for me?"
We expect to live in a safe, clean, and comfortable place, and now literally have access to every piece of information at our fingertips. We can shop, socialize, and learn from the most comfortable place-- our homes. And the ones surrounded by everything digital are the up-and-coming leaders of society-- the young adults.

But they are not the ones idly sitting, buying into the idea that life is a race for self-satisfaction. Instead, young adults are the ones utilizing new technology and their own passion to implement change by raising awareness of needs and serving in their local community.

It's Not All About You offers essays by young adults from many different backgrounds who are leading the charge in order to make the world a better place. Read, learn, and be inspired to create change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827216471
  • Publisher: Chalice Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Series: WTF Where's the Faith? Series
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie is a graduate of Berry College (B.A., 1997) and Lexington Theological Seminary (M. Div., 2002). She currently serves on the Leadership Team for the Disciples Youth Ministry Network (www.dymn.org) and has participated as counselor, director and/or featured speaker at a number of Disciples youth camps and conferences in Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky. She is the co-editor of It's Not All About You, a series of essays for and by young adults about what it means to engage in mission as a way of life.

Julie is a graduate of Berry College (B.A., 1997) and Lexington Theological Seminary (M. Div., 2002). She currently serves on the Leadership Team for the Disciples Youth Ministry Network (www.dymn.org) and has participated as counselor, director and/or featured speaker at a number of Disciples youth camps and conferences in Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky. She is the co-editor of It's Not All About You, a series of essays for and by young adults about what it means to engage in mission as a way of life.

Courtney Richards is the Minister for Congregational Growth at Geist Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. After attending to the details of her ministry (and sometimes before and during!), you can find her divining AND detailing the fun of a dance floor and the groove of a bass line (she's blessed with lots of local musician pals), being Auntie Rev to her friends' kids, or engrossed in a book, movie, or chocolate (and sometimes all three).

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Table of Contents

OK, so here's the deal… v

Introduction: (or, "Why This Book Matters") Julie Richardson Brown vi

Part 1 Send/Receive

1 Call Marc Istook 3

2 Reflections from East Africa Shelvis Nancy Smith-Mather 13

3 A War on Two Fronts Joshua Dobbs 24

4 Legacy, Responsibility, and Faith Kendra Dunbar 32

Part 2 Let Me Get Back to You

5 Difference Makes a Difference Erika Roman Saint-Pierre 42

6 Camp Bani Joe Geoghegan Chloe Grammer 52

7 Current City: Michael Wagner 59

8 And Let's Be Honest… Joshua E. Perry 69

9 The Day We Didn't Go to Church Amy Jonason 78

Part 3 Static Disconnect

10 Frontera Dan Millis 88

11 Coffee Can Change Jennifer Fischer 99

12 Stealing Back the Future Kristen Walling 107

13 The Slow Examples of Lifetimes Katherine Bell Jill Delaney 115

Conclusion: (or, "Now What?") Courtney Richards 125

Contributors 128

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