Harvest House Publishers
The Compassion Revolution by Dave Donaldson with Terry Glaspey is a book that presents its readers with the truth of the desperate need for compassion in the world and compels them with love to do something about it. Donaldson is the cofounder of Convoy of Hope, which partners with churches and volunteers in feeding those in the community and around the world. The Compassion Revolution is an inspirational yet truthful look into the poverty that faces millions of people on a day to day basis. Orphans, widows, the unborn, the neighbor down your street, and the children across the world are those who need your help, and this book will show you, by example, how to help them.
“The poor you will always have with you,” notes Matthew 26:11. The Compassion Revolution not only recognizes this truth, but desires to do something about it by literally doing life with the poor. It begins by dispelling common myths people may have regarding the poor and encourages the reader to look through the Lord’s eyes of compassion upon his children. Every aspect of the book is well written, supported, truthful, and hopeful, and an abundance of Scripture is used throughout.
The focus of the book isn’t to convict the reader with guilt and then provide numbered lists to perform in order to relieve that guilt. Instead, the stories of working with the poor, orphaned, and malnourished in America and across the world are so simple, genuine, and eye-opening that they produce in the reader a true desire to make a difference. However, The Compassion Revolution doesn’t stop at desire; it also gives practical ways to implement change and care for the needy as Jesus commands.
The book also contains an appendix of additional verses regarding what the Bible says about poverty and the poor, as well as an appendix of questions and answers about adoption and foster care. This book is an amazing, fresh look at how to live out Jesus’ command in caring for the poor. I recommend it to any teen or adult who has a desire to love and serve with the compassion of Christ. – Emily Jean Morgan, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Jesus fed the hungry. He touched the outcasts and the unlovable. He healed the sick and lame. He forgave those tormented by guilt. Jesus was a compassion revolutionary. Dave Donaldson, cofounder of Convoy of Hope and himself a compassion revolutionary, urges readers to join him in responding to the call of Jesus to visibly demonstrate the radical values of the kingdom of God.
The Compassion Revolution is filled with stories that will inspire readers to align their priorities with God’s plan for living an extraordinary life. It is an invaluable guide for anyone ready to live a purposeful, fulfilled, and enriched life that comes only by giving it away to others.