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And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful–we’re “There must be more to the Christian life than this–more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring.
And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful–we’re created by God for adventure. International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God’s great expedition. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Just Courageplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. As someone who is in ministry I’m always on the lookout for good books to read with or recommend to others. It is powerful, well-written, and theologically on point. Haugen weaves together stories from the ministry of International Justice Mission, Biblical teaching, and a compelling call to courageous obedience of God. There are probably better books for people who already beli As someone who is in ministry I’m always on the lookout for good books to read with or recommend to others.
There are probably better books for people who already believe in the Biblical call to justice and are familiar with the work of IJM. But even they will likely enjoy this book as I did. As for the audio recording the reader did a good job, though occasionally the tone struck me as a bit over-enthusiastic. Mar 22, Jeanie rated it really liked it. Would we rather be safe or be brave? This study makes you think deeply about the question and what it means for the Christian. Haugen is a lawyer and he is passionate about justice.
So is our creator. He gives a very clear definition of what the word justice means. I think it is a bibical one at that.
He also points out without righteouness, there is no justice. Sometimes the world cries justice, but without righteouness. Haugen is part of an organization that gets deep into the world of organiz Would we rather be safe or be brave? Haugen is part of an organization that gets deep into the world of organized crime freeing those caught up in the slave trade.
It is horrifying and heart breaking what is happening. The restless in our hearts may be due to lack hwugen courage and more about being safe. We are not called to safe living but brave living. For fighting justice, not be on the defensive side but on the offensive. You will hear of yary stories of those freed and given justice.
So many are not. So the question remains, do we be safe living in our comfortable homes, or do we be brave and getting into the trenches of our ugly world. Their are opportunities locally and global. When we choose brave over safe, we see God working in ways we miss when we are safe.
Apr 01, Paul J rated it it was amazing. When I feel challenged by a book, it is always time to give it 5 stars. God has called us to an exciting life that is filled with joy and blessing, but not comfort.
When we would rather be comfortable than obedient to do what is right, it will surely backfire on us. God calls us to be courageous in the darkness.
After couragf, we are light and we expose the darkness for what it is. Jul 24, Brian Eshleman rated it really clurage it. The push to enact Christianity as part of the Social Gospel is an old one and maybe a tired one. Haugen’s push, though is different. He isn’t asking God to sign off on what enlightened people who happen to be nominal Christians have come up with, he is rooted deeply in God’s expression of His character through His Word and sees the fight for social justice as an extension of that.
As no small matter, he also says that Christians who engage in this fight as an expression of where God’s heart is will live in power and freedom like they have never experienced because we will be fighting the battles we are wired to fight in God’s strength He loves to display. Sep 07, Diana Muresan rated it really liked it. A necessary challenge to be a part of the justice movement. I love that it ends with several easy and empowering ways we can each encourage justice with.
Reminded me that I’m a force! As Americans we have so much power to be a part of good change! Jan 23, Rob rated it liked it. I appreciated the challenge of Haugen to fully incorporate following Jesus into our life.
Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian by Gary A. Haugen
The call to adventure in following God into a more just and loving world is well worth the time to read this well written book.
View all 3 comments. May 06, Emily Fromke rated it really liked it. Haugen starts this book by describing a passage from John Stuart Mill’s, “On Liberty” that he read as a freshman in college. The quote, haufen Christians, fary, “The sayings of Christ coexist passively in their minds, producing hardly any effect beyond what is caused by mere listening to words so amiable and bland.
Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian
How cou Haugen starts this book by describing a passage from John Stuart Mill’s, “On Liberty” that he read as a freshman in college.
How could I listen to the Word of Haigen, words of eternal life, and still act as if I’d never heard the truth? Mill calls out Christians for their hypocrisy when they do not live as they preach they ought to live with the exception of the compliments he gives to the early Church — believers who were martyred for their faith. Haugen haugeen Christians to live out their faith and take up the biblical calling to fight injustice.
This is an excellent read. Don’t read “Just Courage” if you’re content to safely seek personal piety without regard for God’s command to seek justice or without conviction that we reveal what we truly believe through our actions. Aug 23, Michelle rated it it was amazing. This book is well-written and provided me with great inspiration to live my faith.
It caused me to be introspective and evaluate whether I am living consistently with what I say I believe. I loved the question – would you rather be safe or be brave? Knowing that there is a growing problem with youth today in being hopeless and struggling with mental health issues, I wonder if more fourage us stepped out of our lives of comfort and safety and set the example of bravery A quote the author made when I recently heard him speak at the Global Leadership Summit that stuck with me was Oct 15, Cynthia rated it it was amazing.
Not a self-help book–yet it probably contains the best advice one could receive for how to live a self-actualized life. Not a spiritual transformation book–yet, if I were to follow its principals, my life would be transformed spiritually for certain. Not a parenting book–but how I wish I’d read this with a bunch of hwugen back when my kiddo was still at home. I’m not going to get Not a self-help book–yet it probably contains the best advice one could receive for how to live a self-actualized life.
I’m not going to get my plane ticket for South Asia to go raid a brothel–but I am doing some serious praying about what my part is in “breaking the chains of injustice” as a participant in Christ’s kingdom. Oct 07, Matt McAlear rated it it was ok. Nothing revolutionary in this book. The main concepts I got from it were to play offense and ciurage active pushing outside of curage comfort zone and be ready to give it all up for a higher calling.
Other than those concepts he spends a lot of time talking about why IJM is a great organization which it is. He also spends time at the end of the book to try to persuade you to get involved with IJM in some way. Quick read for a little reward I guess. Sep 05, Deane Barker rated it it was ok. Less of a book and more of a promo for the IJM ministry.
Short; read it in 45 minutes. Reminded me of “The Hole in the Gospel” in that he picks an obvious point there is injustice in the world and people don’t deserve to be slaves and just hammers away at it for pages.
It was a big argument in service of a point that I don’t think anyone is debating. Again, I don’t think the book has an independent — rather, I suspect it’s just a fundraising tool for his ministry.
Jan 07, Shellie Ware rated it it was amazing. Food for thought, and hopefully action.