People of Compassion

By Dave Andrews

Illustrated by Anne Marshall

Introduction by Brian McLaren

People of Compassion

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  • ISBN: 9781610978552
  • Pages: 132
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2012
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
Web Price: $15.20

People of Compassion

By Dave Andrews

Illustrated by Anne Marshall

Introduction by Brian McLaren

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610978552
  • Pages: 132
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2012
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20

About-

Examples of people around the world and throughout history who have embodied Christ-like compassionate community work.

Endorsements & Reviews-

'Are you looking for some inspiration to lead a life worthy of Christ? Dave Andrews' People of Compassion may be the book for you! The collection of forty of these biographies into one volume provides a valuable source of encouragement and instruction by example in the area of compassion. The focus is on the way in which each person advocated for justice and defended the poor. There is something to learn in every profile. The 'Suggestions for Meditation' section at the conclusion of each biography is helpful. A great resource for personal reflections, group studies, sermon illustrations, and children's talks.'
- Cheryl Catford, Australian Evangelical Alliance


"People of Compassion is a collection of forty stories about ordinary people throughout history who have embodied Christ's extraordinary spirit of compassion . . . The book is no ordinary collection of the saints because, rather than focusing on gruesome martyrdoms, bleeding statues, etc., Andrews has presented these people as genuine people who listened to God's word and acted accordingly. Andrews has presented a wide selection of men and women from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds. I could relate to many of the people in the stories, and found this a source of personal inspiration to act with greater compassion. People of Compassion is a little book of hope that we all can make this world a better place. It would be a wonderful book for a minister, for individual reflection and for group study."
- Naomi Waldron, Journey Magazine

Contributors-

Dave Andrews
Anne Marshall
Brian McLaren

Bio(s)-

Dave Andrews, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalized groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for forty years. Dave is interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is author of many books, including Not Religion, But Love, A Divine Society, People Of Compassion, Compassionate Community Work, the Plan Be series, Bismillah and Isa. Dave and Ange and their friends started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan, faith-based community organizations working with slum dwellers, sex workers, drug addicts, and people with HIV/AIDS in India; and they are now part of the Waiters Union, an inner city Christian community network that is working alongside people of other faiths with Aborigines, refugees and people with disabilities in Brisbane, Australia. Dave is a founder of the Waiters Union; an educator for TEAR Australia; an international aid agency; a trainer for Praxis Community Co-operative; a teacher at Christian Heritage College; an elder emeritus for Servants To Asia's Urban Poor; and a member of AMARAH--Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.

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