Living Social Justice

A blog about responding to poverty and injustice, everyday and in all sorts of ways

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5 Books Worth Reading

Responding to poverty and injustice can seem like a daunting task, but when you’re feeling overwhelmed it’s always good to know that you’re not alone. People have gone before, and some of them have even been so thoughtful as to write books about their thoughts and experiences!

Here are our top 5 books that address issues of social justice:

1. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns








2. When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert








3. Generous Justice by Timothy Keller








4. TheĀ Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne








5. Make Poverty Personal by Ash Barker








Do you have any books on this topic to recommend?

Kisses from Katie

By Sam Rawson

Recently, I read “Kisses from Katieā€, a book written by 23-year-old Katie Davis, an American girl who is now living in Uganda and mother to 14 Ugandan children.

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When first hearing of Katie’s story, the question that immediately popped into my mind was, “Is she crazy?” A young, single, homecoming queen from Brentwood, Tennessee, mothering 14 orphaned or abandoned girls in rural, pothole-riddled, poverty-stricken Uganda?

No husband to help get the kids up. No family down the road to call for help. No dishwasher. No washing machine. No well-staffed hospital or chemist around the corner. Basically, none of the conveniences that so many mothers from developed nations (with fewer than 14 kids) rely upon every day.

I was intrigued to find out just how she managed to bath, tickle, love, feed and nurture all these girls while so far from the support system of her family and friends. Not even one paragraph in and I discovered her secret. And it didn’t have anything to do with dishwashers or help on speed dial.

Her secret was simply Jesus. Every second of every day. Through homework, tears, sickness, potholes, and dinner time. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

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