Monday, August 25, 2014

Book Review: Barefoot Tribe

 As we settle into Fall schedules, I'm excited to get back to my reading list. This month I read a new book called Barefoot Tribe. It's written by a man who grew up in the jungle of Liberia while his family lived as missionaries there. He has taken the experiences he had growing up, and added to them the stories of fair trade entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, and next door neighbors--all finding ways to make a difference in the world.


As I mentioned last week, it can be tough, depressing even to listen to the things going on in the world near and far. At a time when riots, terrorists, and refugees lead the headlines, this book was a breath of fresh air. A reminder that we may not be in a position of power, but that doesn't mean we don't have the power to change a life, to change a circumstance, to make a life-altering difference. Chinchen talks about empowering fair-trade, working to stop the spread of pandemics, becoming modern-day abolitionists, promoting sustainability, and most of all loving like Jesus did.


"God put you and me here to make this world a better place, a more beautiful place. Oppression, injustice, poverty, bigotry, and abuse are real and present. It doesn't have to be this way."
If you are looking for a little encouragement, a pep talk that reminds you that you are here for a reason and you can make a difference, put this book on your list! (Find it here.) We can't do everything, but we can do something, and that could be everything to someone.

You are loved, and you were made to love others.  Let's make a difference!

-Haley

**Just so you know: I received a free copy of Barefoot Tribe from Howard Books for my honest review. As always, the opinions are mine, because this is my blog. **  : )

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