These aren't bad things, of course. But they're safe and comfortable and easy. And there's a reason they're not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningfulwe're created by God for adventure.
International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God's great expedition.
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About the Author
Table of Contents1. Going on the Journey but Missing the Adventure
2. From Rescued to Rescuer
3. The Surprising Path to Courage
4. The God of Justice
5. Just Worship
6. Loving God and Our Neighbor
7. Charging the Darkness
8. The Witness of One
9. Seizing the Gift of Courage
10. Would You Rather Be Safe or Brave?
Appendix 1: Partnering with International Justice Mission
Appendix 2: Further Resources
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
What People are Saying About This
"With tremendous power, simplicity and godly courage, Haugen is leading the body of Christ toward a more substantial expression of faith and love through the preservation of human dignity, value and worth."
Paul Coughlin, author of Unleashing Courageous Faith
"Gary Haugen explores what it means to really care about those who suffer--and it isn't necessarily the path we might expect. We tend to think of soup kitchens and painting buildings as ways to express our compassion for those in need, but Gary makes a convincing argument that fighting for justice on behalf of the poor is a powerful, effective way to make a long-term difference in their lives. Don't miss this book!"
Kay Warren, executive director, HIV/AIDS Initiative, Saddleback Church
"I dare you to read Gary Haugen without growing a bigger vision of God. He is a prophet in our day calling us to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God."
John Ortberg, pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, and author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box
"Just Courage is a life-changing book. Gary Haugen's echo of God's call to a life of significance and adventure is irresistible. He places the fight for justice right where the Bible does: square in the middle of Christian discipleship. Every follower of Jesus should read this book and take action on behalf of a world that 'waits, groaning' for us to bring hope, love and rescue."
"Just Courage shines like exit-lighting, leading me out of the guilt-laden, often overwhelming conversations about what I should be doing, to the life-giving redemptive promises about my life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Gary Haugen speaks beautifully and directly to the truth that entering into justice work is not optional in the life of the believer, but is the realization of our deepest faith and desires to live lives of significance. The most important truth that I have taken from this book and from the work of IJM is this: the same suffering of others that caused me to question the goodness of God is now the conduit for truly understanding the goodness of God. There are profound aspects of his call and character that I cannot grasp, until I enter into the suffering of others."
Sara Groves, singer and songwriter