Book Review: Mercy Rising: Simple Ways to Practice Justice and Compassion by Amber Robinson

The homeless roam the streets.
Entire neighborhoods lack basic nutrition and health care.
Human slavery, Christian persecution, and racial injustices plague home towns and entire countries.  
It's not that I don't care; I just don't know what to do, you think.

Images from the media leave us shaking our heads.  We want to do something about the hurts of the world, but we aren't sure what steps to take.  In Mercy Rising, author Amber Robinson offers the tools women need to make the impact their hearts desire.  Filled with helpful hints, inspired insights, and solid biblical wisdom, this organized resource will show you practical ways to find and focus on serving those who suffer.

With clever charm and earnest exploration, Mercy Rising will help even the busiest of women find the right place to spend meaningful moments practicing justice and compassion.
The summary says it all for me: "It's not that I don't care; I just don't know what to do, you think."  When faced with the world's injustices, I've thought this many a time, and it's an excuse I won't be able to use any longer, not after reading Mercy Rising.  

Amber Robinson is a child advocate with Compassion International, but she is also a working mother with five children who volunteers in her free time.  Mercy Rising sets out specific action plans for the busy woman who wants to help others but doesn't know where to start.  The book is organized into sections about why we should give, how to give, and how to fit giving into your busy life.  Each chapter starts with an anecdotal story from Robinson's life and includes scripture, stories from other women, and easy steps to follow.  There are references in each chapter for organizations (websites and contact information) as well as discussion/reflection questions.

This would be a perfect book to use for a women's Bible study or small group.  It is insightful, informative and compelling.  It is more of a reference guide than a book you would sit down and read cover to cover in one sitting like a novel.

Just One Gripe:
The constant switching of perspectives left the chapters feeling a little choppy at times. 

The Best Thing About This Book: 
The resources Robinson lays out for the reader.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 


*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an impartial review.

1 comment:

  1. Kelli, Has this book been released? I think I would enjoy it.


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