Monday, March 1, 2010

Mercy Rising Book Release Giveaway

Happy March 1st and release day to you! We're giving away 5 books to blog readers. Winners will be discussing today's topic:

What do you do to live simple-practical justice and compassion in your everyday life? or How do you struggle with this?



Winners will be drawn randomly.

13 comments:

Natalie Cooper said...

Congratulations on your book release! I enjoyed your visit to our MOPS group at Common Ground. Your talk inspired me to give away one thing each day and pray for the person that would receive it. I admit that I stopped after a time, but you getting back in touch will hopefully get me motivated again! Thank you, Amber!

In Him, Natalie

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read your book, Amber.

Where can I find a copy? Never mind the drawing. I want one right now! (That sounded spoiled didn't it?)

Anonymous said...

At the moment, I'm unemployed, and my funds are dwindling, but that doesn't release me from my commitment to Priya, my Compassion child in Bangladesh, nor did it stop me from attending a fundraising soup supper to benefit a ranch for special-needs adults in Colorado, not did it inhibit me from giving the door prize I won (gift certificate to a local restaurant) to an elderly couple. But I've been slow to contribute to the relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, worried that my funds will soon be depleted. Self-sacrifice is a daily struggle.

mercyrising said...
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mercyrising said...

Thanks for your comments -

Anonymous #1 - You can buy the book anywhere books are sold. You can follow this link or request it in your local store if they happen to be out of stock.
http://bit.ly/70hfRh

Anonymous #2 - Thanks for your comments. I hear your struggle, sacrifice, and heart.

grantandsara said...

Congratulations on the book, Amber! So exciting!

I feel like I used to better about incorporating justice into everyday life. Jasper, our 7-month-old, has made my "doing justice" a little more difficult because of his schedule. While I can't do as much as I used to pre-Jasper, I'm trying to pray more about the issues when I confront them in the news, in books, or wherever else I hear about injustice happening in the world. We're also trying to simplify our lives more so that we have more resources to give away and more time to enjoy Kingdom moments right here and now.

KatieH said...

Still working on it. I end up helping out with random things as they come up. Looking forward to reading the book.

MarkJ. said...

I am working on changing the products I buy. It's really hard when your past fave store is selling products from traffickers. Changing one product at at time and using www.chainstorereaction.com

Also liked grantandsara's post. Can relate.

Cynthia Ruchti said...

My friend left a business lunch with a box of leftovers. She'd asked the waitress for a plastic fork and napkin, too. I knew her motel room didn't have a refrigerator or microwave, so wondered what she intended to do with the leftovers. As we walked the city streets back to our downtown hotel, she extended the leftovers--fork and all--to a homeless person hunched in a cold, concrete corner. A strong lesson for me. I'm looking forward to reading your book, Amber, and to hearing about the lives it will touch.

amandasuzanne said...

i'd love to read your book. i sponsor a child through compassion of course! also, i support ijm.

compassiondave said...

Practical justice is not something I actively seek--what I desire is mercy and mercy is what I should be doling out.

mercyrising said...

Good comment, compassiondave. I understand what you mean.

"Justice" has many connotations and one connotation is "getting what one deserves." The connotation I am meaning is the kind that stands up for the underdog and those with lack of resources to get help. Which is a wonderful, yet, misunderstood character of God.

And, yes, you are so right that means mercy.

Thanks for adding your perspective.

Anonymous said...

compassiondave and mercyrising ... I love this discussion, because it brings to mind a beloved verse: "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."