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The Relevant Nation: 50 Activist, Artists And Innovators Who Are Changing Their World Through Faith Paperback – October 3, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Relevant Books (October 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977616789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977616787
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,923,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Relevant Nation tells the stories of 50 visionaries under the age of 40 who are living influential, active and passionate lives grown out of their Christian faith. In a series of conversational profiles, the book examines innovators from the worlds of art and entertainment, science and technology, business and social justice. The stories will inspire you to take risks, serve others with greater passion and embrace an influential and fulfilling life.

About the Author

Heather Zydek is the editor of The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World and the Revolution section editor of RELEVANTmagazine.com. She lives with her husband and three children in Urbana, Ill., where she writes about social justice issues.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dalton VINE VOICE on October 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
The Relevant Nation reads like a modern roll call of faith for those under 40. These men and women are passionate about using their gifts and abilities to serve God and others.

Reading the brief two page summaries is inspiring, convicting and challenging. It's an encouragement for the rest of us to find our place, if we haven't already, and do what we can to make a difference in this world.

Some of the profiles are done in an interview format; most provide an overview supplemented with quotations from the individual. Key personal information appears in block format at the top of each section. The book is neatly divided into three parts: Activists & Philanthropists, Artists & Thinkers and Innovators & Leaders.

Some of the subjects are better known like Don Miller, Lauren Winner, Dan Haseltine and Derek Webb but many are not.

Many may not realize that the founder of Paste magazine, Josh Jackson, is a committed Christian. Jay Bakker, son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, is now a Pastor who has been set free by grace. It's a theme that he shares freely with young people that feel alienated from God and the Church.

Social justice is a common theme in the lives of these people. "Christians may have vague ideas and notions that some people might be doing something about injustice somewhere in the world," says Bethany Hoang. "But if you read Scripture, it's abundantly clear that justice is the calling of all who follow Jesus--no matter who you are and where you live. Justice is fundamental to the heartbeat of God's passion for the world."

Scott Derrickson loves to create. For him it's a calling.
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More About the Author

Heather Zydek (1976 - ) was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Much of her writing explores themes of suburban angst, ancient Christian mysticism, and justice for the oppressed. She lives with her family in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.