- Series: Good news about justice 10th anniversary edition
- Paperback: 273 pages
- Publisher: IVP Books; Anniversary edition (October 8, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830837108
- ISBN-13: 978-0830837106
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 71 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Good News About Injustice is a biblical, practical and soul-stirring guide for the Church." (On Mission (onmission.com), Spring 2010 Pastors' Edition)
"If you like brushing difficult issues under the carpet then don't read this book!" (Richard Bray, Christianity magazine (christianitymagazine.co.uk), June 2010)
"The tenth-anniversary edition indicates how enduring and inspirational Haugen's work continues to be for many Christian groups." (Henry L. Carrigan Jr., ForeWord, January/February 2010)
"Gary Haugen and International Justice Mission have helped ignite an inspiring movement of Christians fighting oppression around the globe. In so doing they have recaptured the spirit of great saints such as Carey and Wilberforce, who saw the gospel as good news both for now and for eternity. Read this book at your peril, and don't be surprised if you get swept up in the sacred cause and one day hear the Master say, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.'" (Stan Guthrie, editor-at-large, Christianity Today, and author of Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century)
"When I read the stories and the successes of God's intervening justice on behalf of the abused and seemingly forgotten children created in his own image, I was aware of both eyes and heart opened afresh to the greatest truth of all--God cares for the forsaken, the abused, the oppressed and those countless numbers denied justice, and he is about making things right. We who believe Holy Scripture know that God will wipe away all tears--in that day. But he is already at work through the passion of those who want to see God's good and fair justice implemented. Gary Haugen's tenth-anniversary edition of Good News About Injustice will break your heart, then will fortify and strengthen it with a desire to see people freed from tyranny and oppression . . . I highly recommend this book. It's a must-read!" (Phil Keaggy, Dove Award-winning recording artist)
"Gary Haugen brings us more good news in this anniversary edition. Over the last decade, he has been on the frontlines of an inspiring shift in the church--witnessing more and more Christians engage in the work of justice, coming to see it as foundational to their beliefs. This shift means a great deal for the state of our personal faith, but will mean so much more for the millions in dire need of rescue and relief from injustice. Haugen has seen lives changed as a result of the action taken in the name of the God of justice, and his testimony will likely provoke you to question your own inaction. His book pulls no punches about how dark the world can be, but will leave you with hope as it exposes the authentic light of this holy and urgent calling." (Father Jonathan Morris, news contributor and analyst, FOX News, and theologian)
"Justice--the life-giving use of power in all relationships--is essential to God's joyful vision for human flourishing. Good News About Injustice points us toward this intention and hope, and motivates us to join God and one another in a passionate and urgent pursuit of this vision. The juggernaut of our own inadequacies on the one hand, and the scale of need on the other, cannot and need not stop us from seeking justice for all our sakes, especially those violently oppressed by unjust people and systems." (Mark Labberton, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of The Dangerous Act of Worship)
"Gary Haugen is a prophetic voice to this generation. We are called to live courageously for the cause of Christ. Good News About Injustice will show you how. Prepare to be convicted, challenged and inspired." (Mark Batterson, lead pastor, National Community Church, Washington, D.C., and author of Wild Goose Chase)
"It's easy when confronted with the suffering of the world to be overwhelmed with guilt, despair and their nasty friend, indifference--but when you hear or read Gary Haugen, something altogether different happens. You're not just inspired, but you're empowered to do something, and that can make all the difference in the world, which, of course, is literally what it's doing." (Rob Bell, author, speaker and founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church)
"How so many of us Bible-loving disciples have missed God's passion for justice that is plain on innumerable pages of Scripture is a tragic mystery. God has used this classic to open the eyes of the blind and to ignite a movement of prayer and action to join him on his mission of releasing the oppressed. Read it and be changed." (Dr. Amy L. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute Center on Faith in Communities)
"I defy anybody to emerge from exposure to this book unscathed. In fact, my advice to would-be readers is 'Don't! Leave the book alone!'--unless you are willing to be shocked, challenged, persuaded and transformed."
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As early as the preface, Haugen shows his heart for justice issues and acknowledges that he is only a small part in the work of justice. He needs you and me and all the people at International Justice Mission and in other helping organizations.
Haugen begins with honesty about his feelings and emotions as he began justice ministry, and turns it to a challenge for the reader to step out of American suburbia complacency. He then moves on to found motivations for justice in the Bible, and to poignantly describe the heart of God for the justice of his people.
Then he describes the "anatomy of injustice" and explains how oppressors work, and what we can stop them. He gives hundreds of examples throughout the book, mostly of the work of lawyers within IJM to seek out justice for those enslaved to child labor, held captive in brothels, or victims of genocide.
I have also read Haugen's "Just Courage," and would describe it as a plea for comfortable suburban Christians to step out and get involved in justice issues. While "Good News" does the same, "Good News" also takes on justice issues at a deeper level and includes more about the biblical basis for justice and more about how you can be involved on a bigger level.
Overall, Haugen has much experience in working with justice issues around the world and will grip your heart with stories of oppression and liberation, pleading with you to join the cause. Read this in a room where you can cry, and make sure to read the first chapters carefully so that you will be well-founded in the Word of God and tips about how to circumvent compassion fatigue.
I think that this book is good for all audiences, as it is a wake up call for those who are looking for ways to jump into the injustice about the world, and how we as Christians can jump into the fight and help.