Goodness Reads & Thought

 

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 Books:

"Three Cups of Teas" By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

"Three Cups of Tea is one of the most remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg Mortenson's dangerous and difficult quest to build schools in the wildest parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it's proof that one ordinary person, with the right combination of character and determination, really can change the world."      -Tom Brokaw
 

"The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical" by Shane Claiborne

(Find Shane at: www.thesimpleway.org )
"Written with endearing humor and astonishing courage, The Irresistible Revolution describes a young man’s embrace of uncompromising commitment to Jesus’ teachings." – Kathy Kelly, author, Voices in the Wilderness

Other Reviews... www.thesimpleway.org/shane/praise.html

"The Grand Weaver by By: Ravi Zacharias" (published by Zondervan)
How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives

Synopsis: With inspiring stories and thought-provoking questions, Ravi Zacharias traces the multiple threads of our lives, describing how the unseen hand of God guides our joys, our tragedies, our daily humdrum to weave a pattern of divine providence and meaning.
more about Ravi at www.rzim.org/team/?personid=1
Review: "Ravi brings a keen mind, a tender heart, and a deft touch to the task of showing, in the many and sundry details of our lives, how to trace out the handiwork of a good and faithful God." — Mark Buchanan, Author, The Rest of God' and 'Hidden in Plain Sight

"Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery" by Eric Metaxas

This biography of British statesman and reformer William Wilberforce is the Official Companion Book to Amazing Grace. The book chronicles Wilberforce’s extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807. Metaxas reacquaints America with this often forgotten moral hero who was an inspiration to Abraham Lincoln and the American anti-slavery movement. Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Review: "The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire." — USA Today