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Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World Is Easier Than You Think [Kindle Edition]

Shayne Moore
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Book Description

Women are the caretakers of the world. Yet global HIV and AIDS and extreme poverty can seem overwhelming. Even if these things break our mother’s hearts, how is a busy, full-time mom to get engaged and make a difference? Global Soccer Mom shows that everyday moms care deeply about these issues and long to engage the world in a meaningful way. Busy women everywhere will resonate with Shayne’s story as a mother of three who learned she could make a difference on the global level. Follow Shayne’s journey—sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant and learn how you can get involved too. Activist Shayne Moore knows the challenge of managing a home and the desire to make a difference for those who are suffering. As a full-time mom, she has journeyed from an insular suburban world into the arena of global advocacy, where she’s worked alongside media superstars to effect change. Using the power of story, she inspires women everywhere to start right where they are and make a real difference. Moore’s work has taken her far beyond her comfortable suburban home. She’s travelled to international summits and was featured in a commercial with Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Matt Damon. She’s been interviewed by CNN, NBC, and The Wall Street Journal, and featured in a photo shoot in Vanity Fair’s “Africa” issue. You CAN make a difference. Real change starts right where you are.



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As a œsoccer mom turned activist, Moore has watched her life take a turn she never expected. Full-time homemaker and mother of three, the author lived in suburbia when she felt God moving her to educate herself and those within her sphere of influence about worldwide illness, hunger, poverty, and abuses against women and children. What Moore never expected was that she would become a noncelebrity spokesperson for the Campaign to Make Poverty History and would rub shoulders with the likes of Bono, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. Moore describes her journeys to other countries in vivid and heartbreaking detail. While the worldwide need can appear overwhelming, this caring mom shows by example the way to making individual powerful choices to alleviate suffering, no matter where it finds its home. Moore offers the resources for getting educated and getting involved in this no-excuses primer on changing the world one small step at a time. (Feb.)
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'What would happen if you decided to change the world? All it takes is one person. In Global Soccer Mom, Shayne Moore reminds us that you don't need to be rich, powerful, or influential to make a difference in the world.' -- Richard Stearns, President, World Vision US <br><br>

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  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003U4UTD6
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down to Earth Inspiration to Change the World March 17, 2011
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Shayne writes with an authentic voice and down to earth style about the spirit and struggles of taking steps to put faith in action on behalf of the poor, especially those impacted by the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. She is honest, hands-on, and practical in her approach. I appreciated the great variety of quotes and statistics added to each chapter. Most of all, she her words echo my thoughts and the ache in my heart for the church to do more to make a positive difference for justice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't say enough good about this. March 22, 2012
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It has been a pursuit of interest for me to see how Christians, ordinary people and those of us who have the power to CHANGE things can have a part in global activism. Having just started to learn about social justice issues, in depth in the past couple of years, I was overwhelmed with the need and the general apathy or sense of ineffectiveness that we contend with daily. There are many who want to help but feel powerless. There are many more who are ignorant that these issues exist. There are many who wonder if the "Church" should get involved. Others who know and want to help think that Christians should avoid working with non-Christians and hide in our church world.

Have you ever felt these things? I had. So has Shayne Moore. She is REAL. She is ME. To some degree, she is probably you, too. She wondered all of the things that I have wondered and more. She felt the despair, the pain, the sense of helplessness. She was compelled to help and tried to spur others on, only to find members of her church didn't want to help anyone suffering from "sins they brought on themselves" like AIDS. Let me take an aside there to say that we have ALL brought sins upon ourselves. No one is innocent. Let me add that most of the victims of AIDS in Africa, the REAL victims are women who were given it by their unfaithful husbands and the children who are left with no parents when the disease claims their lives. Then, often the children die, as well, but only after being orphaned and without medical treatment.

If you have felt any of those things and still wondered, "What can I do from here?" Shayne Moore has some answers for you. She tells her story, and believe me, you will be able to relate to it.
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As I read this book, I was reminded of the biblical principle that God doesn't call the equipped but rather equips the called. Shayne Moore didn't have any unique skills or credentials to make a difference for those around the world with HIV/AIDS; in the beginning, she just had a desire to hear Bono speak and then a passion to learn more about and do something about the reality of those, especially women and children, living with HIV/AIDS.

I took a lot away from this book, but primarily:

(1) Moms can make a difference. Shayne balanced her love for her family and her love for other families well. She didn't launch out on a mission that left her kids and husband behind, but she also didn't pigeon-hole herself as a mom who couldn't make a difference outside of her home. As Shayne writes, "I see a new kind of global women's movement much bigger than simply raising money for our favorite causes. Today that is only part of the solution. It is an important part, but I believe what is needed in addition to resources is the mother's heart, the feminine voice on the political and global levels, specifically speaking out against what breaks our hearts in areas ravaged by disease and poverty..." (pg. 172).

(2) The church needs to get over the idea that our mission is either the gospel or social justice. It's both. Yes, we need to be telling people the good news about Jesus, here in the US and around the world. AND we also need to be showing that we care about issues of justice that are so prevalent in the prophets of the Old Testament and in Jesus's own life and sermons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Radically Life Changing Truth! May 8, 2011
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Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World is Easier Than You Think will without expectation change your thought life and actions profoundly. As a mom I too have found myself feeling a bit of a disconnect from what's still happening in the world. You know, those things outside of well baby check-ups or tot time activities or scrounging around your house in search of the missing shoe as you dash out the door late again.

Mother's have such a special place in the Lord's kingdom work. In fact, He's looking for those mothers & women who will follow Him on a journey to bringing His kingdom here. Making manifest the healing that He's called His bride (the church) to.

Shayne writes with a fiery passion about how the Lord opened her eyes as she followed Him in obedience and placed her in the midst of His ministry here on Earth. This story will suck you in and shoot you out into living out the change the Lord desires to manifest here... and now.

The book is complete with questions at the end perfect for a bible study setting or for mom's to just hang out around the local swingset and put their heart & heads together to bring about healing in our communities and our world. A healing that's lasting!

You can't afford not to get this book so just go on a purchase it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and empowering
Global Soccer Mom is the story of one woman's journey of discovery, a path that lead her to places she never thought she'd be. Read more
Published on April 26, 2012 by Bonnie Jean
4.0 out of 5 stars What Can One Mom Do Exactly?
I sighed setting down Global Soccer Mom by Shayne Moore. I knew what she meant when she wrote, "..and pretend to care about potty training, what sports team the kids did or did not... Read more
Published on October 12, 2011 by Amo
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary Soccer Mom.
On so many levels, Shayne Moore encourages and convicts me in the best possible ways. She got me from the title of her incredible, insightful book, Global Soccer Mom: Changing... Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gentle Kick-in-the-Pants for Real-Life Moms
There are so many reasons NOT to help the less-fortunate among us. Time and money constraints top the list. Read more
Published on April 30, 2011 by Dena Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perseverance in Christ
Condescension from secular activists and hostility from Christians couldn't stop Shayne Moore following her God-given calling to help AIDS victims worldwide. Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by Kevin L. Nenstiel
5.0 out of 5 stars Read It And Weep
Shani shares her passion and compassion for those (especially women and children) who are suffering from poverty, abuse and AIDS in a very compelling way. Read more
Published on February 1, 2011 by Beccy DeWitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and inspiring
If you wonder if you can make a difference in the world, read this book. Moore's story repeatedly illustrates how any of us can take our passions to the rest of globe. Read more
Published on January 30, 2011 by Chad Klopfenstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and inspiring
Through the power of story, Shayne Moore has crafted a wonderful, inspiring book that balances humor and poignancy in good measure. Read more
Published on January 27, 2011 by Carolyn Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Wealth of information
Global Soccer Mom has a wealth of information on the HIV and AIDS crisis along with those suffering from extreme poverty. Read more
Published on January 27, 2011 by S. Klopfenstein
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Shayne Moore, MA is an activist, singer/songwriter and the author of two books, REFUSE TO DO NOTHING: FINDING YOUR POWER TO ABOLISH MODERN DAY SLAVERY and GLOBAL SOCCER MOM: CHANGING THE WORLD IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Shayne co-founded and is president at Redbud Writers Guild (www.redbudwritersguild.com). She also co-Founded the West Chicagoland Anti Trafficking Coalition. With an MA in theology, Shayne is an active national speaker. She is a member of the World Vision Speakers Bureau. She can be found at www.facebook.com/shayne.moore and on Twitter @shaynemoore0. Her third book is forthcoming.

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