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Length: 295 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Dire Means grabbed me from the very first page [...] a haunting novel that will stay with you well after you have finished reading it."
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Dire Means is not a sermon and will satisfy readers whether they have sympathy or criticism for homeless people. The story examines what would happen if fear, rather than brotherly love, motivated kind acts. Is the reason for kindness important? 

The idea came to me after I gave money, through my car's window, to a homeless man. As I drove away, I wondered why altruism has never succeeded in completely eliminating homelessness. "Love your neighbor" is a message preached weekly from church pulpits across the nation. Still, homelessness persists and grows. Nonprofit organizations make noble attempts to help, but the problem expands quicker than they can chip away at it. While contemplating the futility of a thorough solution, I became obsessed with a concept that would become Dire Means. If appeals to public kindness haven't succeeded, what if someone harnessed terror to make adherence to the Golden Rule the only practical way to feel safe?

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  • File Size: 870 KB
  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615292496
  • Publisher: Priorities Intact Publishing (October 12, 2009)
  • Publication Date: October 12, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SN9H7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,279,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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