Activist Faith: From Him and For Him

Activist Faith: From Him and For Him
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Genre: Christian Living
Tag: Dan King
Publisher: NavPress
Publication Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781612913919
Join the cofounders of the dynamic Activist Faith movement ( as they shine a light on Christians who are moving beyond politics and opinion to actively engage 12 divisive social issues. Activist Faith shares biblical contexts, personal stories, and practical guidance for a new generation of Christian activists.
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The Bible doesn’t call us to like or tweet about or even vote on human need and social problems. It calls us to act–to feed the hungry, visit prisoners, care for orphans, and bring good news to the poor. Join the co-founders of the dynamic Activist Faith movement as they share biblical contexts, personal stories, and practical guidance for engaging twelve divisive social issues. Written for Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and even those who despise religion yet love Jesus, Activist Faith will guide you toward speaking–and living–the truth in love.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Other Side of Justice

Chapter 1: Free the Slaves (Again!): The Ongoing Scourge of Human Trafficking (Dillon Burroughs)

Chapter 2: Immigration Nation: Border Issues in the Real World (Daniel Darling)

Chapter 3: The Poverty Epidemic: Why We’re Sick of Poverty (and What We’re Doing to Change It) (Dan King)

Chapter 4: Created to Care: A Balanced Approach to Environmentalism (Dillon Burroughs)

Chapter 5: Emergency Response: Taking the “Disaster” out of Disaster Relief (Dan King)

Chapter 6: Home Sweet Homeless: Bringing God’s Shelter to Those Who Need It (Dillon Burroughs)

Chapter 7: The Least of These: Protecting Life from Start to Finish (Daniel Darling)

Chapter 8: War, Terror, Genocide: Three Goliaths for Christian Action (Dan King)

Chapter 9: Why I Am Illegal in 51 Countries: Standing for Religious Freedom Here and Everywhere (Dillon Burroughs)

Chapter 10: (Modern) Family Matters: Modeling and Mentoring Parenthood and Sexuality for a New Generation (Daniel Darling)

Chapter 11: Beyond Bigger Prisons: Where the Gospel Meets Crime and Urban Decay (Daniel Darling)

Chapter 12: A Theology of Orphans: Why the Church is Uniquely Positioned to Answer the Orphan Crisis (Dan King)

Final Thoughts


“Twenty-first-century Christ followers stand committed to reconciling the vertical and horizontal planes of the Cross: sanctification with service, holiness with humility, conviction with compassion, and righteousness with justice. In Activist Faith, the authors exhort us to find a cause greater than ourselves, one that marries the promise of salvation with prophetic activism. For a generation seeking to live out our faith, this book is a must-read.”– Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

“This generation has more tools than ever before to help them live generously. Activist Faith explores the fundamental connection between the desire to engage in the world and the realities of what it will cost. More than anything else, it empowers you to do good work for the sake of the gospel.”
– Mike Rusch, COO,

“As Christians, we are called to make a positive impact on our world–to make it a better place. Activist Faith is one of those amazing resources that educate people on the issues and equips them to make a difference. A must-read!”
– Jen Hatmaker, author of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

“There has been a huge need for a book to give the theological background for why Christians should engage in social justice. Activist Faith fits that need perfectly. It provides solid biblical reasons  we should care about the poor, immigrants, and modern-day slaves as well as practical steps for how to take action.”
– Sean McDowell, educator; speaker; author of Apologetics for a New Generation

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