Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time

Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time

by Noel Brewer Yeatts

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Overview

If we're being honest, most of us live comfortable, safe, and relatively easy lives. We enjoy a quality and ease of living that most of the world could not even imagine, let alone pursue. After all, even the poorest people in America are amongst the top five percent of the wealthiest people in the world, and the faces of those who suffer the most across the globe are distant and unfamiliar to us. As we busily navigate the path towards the American Dream, another dream has been forgotten--the hope that what is broken in this world may be restored to its intended fullness. The truth is we know we should help those less fortunate than us, but the needs of the world are so overwhelming. Where do we start? Where can we make the most impact?

This compelling, story-driven book urges readers to open their eyes to the needs of a hurting world. It is a gripping, to-the-point challenge to get involved in realistic, positive change--one life at a time. Building on more than twenty years of experience in humanitarian relief efforts and community development around the world, author Noel Brewer Yeatts urges readers to realize that working to build a better world is not about guilt, handouts, or charity. It is about justice, compassion, and personal investment. She encourages readers to live a life fully awake . . . and doing a world of good.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441238467
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Noel Brewer Yeatts is the vice president of World Help (worldhelp.net), a faith-based humanitarian organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. She also directs an initiative of World Help called causelife (causelife.org), a movement of people dedicated to providing the most essential need to human life: clean water. Her work has taken her around the world to document the gripping stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS, hunger, poverty, and disease. The coauthor of two books and a noted speaker, Yeatts challenges thousands across the nation at universities, churches, conferences, and special events. She lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Lucky One 9

2 Comfortably Numb 21

3 Eyes Glued Shut 31

4 The Meaning of Enough 47

5 I Knew You Would Come 65

6 The Ripple Effect 75

7 Crystal Clear 89

8 Saving a Dead Man 101

9 Boring, Safe, or Significant 115

10 Let's Roll 127

11 Outraged, Loud, and Bold 141

12 Do Good Now 153

Acknowledgments 157

Notes 159

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