Love Revolution by Joyce Meyer Faith Words 2009. From by TBR pile. Christian.
Amazon’s blurb: Joyce Meyer is not satisfied with the status quo. She believes that we each need to become a revolutionary and practice love every day. And if Joyce has her way, the revolution will spread – person by person, house by house, town by town, until the old culture of selfishness and greed gives way to a new culture of concern for others.
The book is a revolutionaries’ manual, a hands-on primer for bringing the Golden Rule to life in the twenty-first century. Meyer starts out by giving some stunning statistics. Right now,…210,000 children will die this week because of poverty; 640 million children do not have adequate shelter; every day, 3,000 children are abducted into the sex-trafficking industry; every day, 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. She goes on to say that although crisis is global, the solution is local. We can’t solve the world’s problems, but that isn’t a reason to remain idle.
LOVE REVOLUTION focuses on personal behavior on the local scale. It’s not just a call to action; it is a call to being: being the person who goes out of your way to encourage someone who’s out of hope; being the one who smiles at a stranger; being the one who is willing to do something for nothing. The paradox: when we do something for nothing, what we often get is something far greater.
My Review: We all know the world is a hard place to live. This book attempts to show how much better it would be if we learned to love one another and be compassionate about our flaws as well as other shortcomings. We’re all human. To quote a recent song I love by Mandisa and Danny Gokey, “We all bleed the same.” We need to learn to be better neighbors. To go the distance. To be like those heroes and heroines we love to read about in the end. It’s my hope that one day, we’ll be a nation of kind-hearted people. It starts with us. Offer a smile on the street. Help that elderly neighbor who has no one else to look out for them. Be a friend. Help one another. It’ll make the world brighter.