- Series: Good News About Injustice a Witness of Courage in a Hurting World
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Intervarsity Pr (April 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830822240
- ISBN-13: 978-0830822249
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 71 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,808,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Features & Benefits
* Calls readers to action against injustice
* Offers concrete ideas, preparation exercises and biblical grounding for action
* Shows how God uses ordinary people to accomplish his purposes in the world
* Highlights events recorded in Scripture
* Offers stories of courageous Christians
* Shocking, challenging, inspiring and ultimately transforming
* Written by the director of the United Nations genocide investigation in Rwanda
* 2000 Evangelical Christian Publishing Association Book of the Year Finalist
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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.