And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World

And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World❮PDF❯ ✭ And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World ✩ Author Lisa Van Engen – Heartforum.co.uk Equips parents to inspire kids to take on social injustice at any ageWith the constant barrage of difficult stories through news and social media, today s kids are increasingly aware of the real probl Equips parents to inspire Justice for ePUB ☆ kids to take on social injustice at any ageWith the constant barrage of difficult stories through news and social media, today s kids are increasingly aware of the real problems real people confront every day And they re quicker And Social PDF \ than ever to come to parents and other trusted adults to ask how they can help or why they re not already doing so And Social Justice for All equips Christian families to tackle social justice issues together It inspires them to bring light Social Justice for PDF Í and love to a dark and scary worldEducator and mom Lisa Van Engen creates innovative resources to engage kids in understanding and responding to fourteen justice issues such as clean water, creation care, immigration and refugees, hunger, race, and poverty After placing each issue in kid friendly context, she offers interactive features High interest conversation starters for each age group to challenge thinking and assumptionsA family devotional to anchor each social justice issue in God s WordEngaging, age tiered activities for reading, playing, observing, creating, connecting, and experimenting in God s worldTips and internet links to extend awareness and invest resources in social justiceThroughout each chapter, children speak their own thoughts about injustice and what they think God is calling them to doBy looking at both the roots of injustice and what Christians can do right now to help, And Social Justice for All empowers both adults and children to encounter a broken world with insight and empathy Simple yet powerful, it lights the path for families to make a real, God directed difference together.

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    And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, in kid friendly context, she offers interactive features High interest conversation starters for each age group to challenge thinking and assumptionsA family devotional to anchor each social justice issue in God s WordEngaging, age tiered activities for reading, playing, observing, creating, connecting, and experimenting in God s worldTips and internet links to extend awareness and invest resources in social justiceThroughout each chapter, children speak their own thoughts about injustice and what they think God is calling them to doBy looking at both the roots of injustice and what Christians can do right now to help, And Social Justice for All empowers both adults and children to encounter a broken world with insight and empathy Simple yet powerful, it lights the path for families to make a real, God directed difference together."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World
  • Lisa Van Engen
  • 23 October 2019
  • 082544506X

10 thoughts on “And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World

  1. Jeanne Takenaka says:

    Being primarily a fiction reader, I was delightfully surprised when I read And Social Justice For All, By Lisa Van Engen.The book opens with a story that is probably the catalyst that developed in her a heart tuned to the needs of others Van Engen spring boarded from her early years to the many different people groups and the role social justice plays for them.I loved how practical this book was And the fact that I didn t need a doctorate in social issues to follow her trains of thought and to Being primarily a fiction reader, I was delightfully surprised when I read And Social Justice For All, By Lisa Van Engen.The book opens with a story that is probably the catalyst that developed in her a heart tuned to the needs of others Van Engen spring boarded from her early years to the many different people groups and the role social justice plays for them.I loved how practical this book was And the fact that I didn t need a doctorate in social issues to follow her trains of thought and to have my heart stirred to action.Van Engen covers thirteen different places where social justice is needed Her language is geared to the normal person, which made this book enjoyable to read She s divided each chapter into sections to give readers a better understanding of aspects surrounding each issue, but she doesn t stop there, including global impacts as well as how each issue impacts those in our neighborhoods and country.Some of the issues presented in this book I expected Disabilities, Human Trafficking, and Hunger are a few But, she also touched on some surprising to me people groups ideas, such as Creation Care and Families She shares on each issue with a well balanced Christian worldview.At the end of each chapter, Van Engen directs age appropriate questions toward various age groups to keep conversations going She also shares a boatload of resources for people of all ages to research to learnabout each issue people group covered in the book She shares Bible verses to look up to gain a deeper understanding of the issue from a biblical worldview.As a mom, I found so much to love about this book As a former teacher I can see how simple it would be for educators to incorporate some of what is shared in this book to expand student understanding of the world outside the towns and cities they live in and to call them to action I highly recommend this book as an amazing resource for people who want to becomeconversant in the issues that most people in our world face every day And it s so practical for those who want to raise children whose perspectives expand beyond the familiar and have compassion for those who have different needs from their own I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  2. Christina Hubbard says:

    Everyone should be seen Everyone should be cared for Everyone should be loved That s the resounding call of AndSocialJusticeforAll Chockful of resources and ideas for anyone who wants to get over their discomfort and live faith and love out loud Lisa shares personal stories around key issues followed by age appropriate ideas to engage major world problems like slavery, immigration, and water crises There are book ideas, activities, and an easy guide to help you gather your community aroun Everyone should be seen Everyone should be cared for Everyone should be loved That s the resounding call of AndSocialJusticeforAll Chockful of resources and ideas for anyone who wants to get over their discomfort and live faith and love out loud Lisa shares personal stories around key issues followed by age appropriate ideas to engage major world problems like slavery, immigration, and water crises There are book ideas, activities, and an easy guide to help you gather your community around each issue This book is an endless resource for anyone who sees the needs around them and wonders, what can I do I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  3. Maggie H-G says:

    I killed a hi lighter because of this book I bled it dry It was streaky, pressed hard against the last pages, and I felt it heave a sigh of relief when I finally set it down.I have read a lot of important books in the past few years Books that taught me about racial dynamics, books revealing my own privileges, books that churned my stomach because I needed it to be churned Once you ve begun to see the injustices in our world regarding poverty, healthcare, race, and so many other facets of da I killed a hi lighter because of this book I bled it dry It was streaky, pressed hard against the last pages, and I felt it heave a sigh of relief when I finally set it down.I have read a lot of important books in the past few years Books that taught me about racial dynamics, books revealing my own privileges, books that churned my stomach because I needed it to be churned Once you ve begun to see the injustices in our world regarding poverty, healthcare, race, and so many other facets of daily life, a sense of hopelessness can settle in Sometimes I plug my ears and run away from the news I can t take , I can t absorb it, it s too much Are you in that space too Overwhelmed by the weight of it all But then I read this book It is incredibly comprehensive It addresses so many different angles of society, of struggles, of limitations, of the reality of our world All things that we need to see as Christians, as humans, as keepers of this world And then, instead of sinking into that hopeless helpless awfulness state, the author describes not only ways that people and organizations are working on these harsh realities, but there are practical and possible ways for the reader to join in re shaping the world.So yes Our world is broken in oh so many ways But we can act We can take inventory of where we are as individuals, as families, as churches, as schools, and then we can make plans to do better.I read this book from the eyes of a mother, from the heart of a foster parent of refugee children, from the rose tinted glasses of a privileged, white, middle class woman, all with a persistent ache in my chest of wanting to know how I could do better This book is filled with well researched information, tangible ideas for how we can change our habits, plus a plethora of organizations and people that are already doing good in the world.This is a must read For you, for your community, for your leaders I highly recommend picking up a copy, pulling out a fresh hi lighter, and absorbing so much of the pages of this incredible book And as the author so poignantly quoted in one of the chapters from Journalist Sasha Abramsky, And now, knowing the challenges, and hearing the demands of conscience, our task is to act Please Note I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review But you know what I will be buying future copies This isn t a freebie that will sit on my shelf This will be a call to action book that my friends and family will be hearing about I hope you do the same

  4. Gena Thomas says:

    One of the most unique and useful books I ve ever read I am so impressed with how much research and surveying went into this book, which in many ways feels like a parent s manual for teaching their children about such important social justice issues of our day I know I will reference this book over and over, especially for the children s books it recommends and the myriad of ways to engage children with the injustices of the world I am sooo grateful Lisa wrote this book, and for the wisdom sh One of the most unique and useful books I ve ever read I am so impressed with how much research and surveying went into this book, which in many ways feels like a parent s manual for teaching their children about such important social justice issues of our day I know I will reference this book over and over, especially for the children s books it recommends and the myriad of ways to engage children with the injustices of the world I am sooo grateful Lisa wrote this book, and for the wisdom she s shared with all of us I did receive a free copy in exchange for an honest review

  5. Wendi says:

    As a public school teacher and a mother of three, I find this to be one of the most practical books I have ever read for how to teach children about the many facets of social justice, loving others and the world around them I love how she gives a plethora of information and background, followed up by tools that you can use immediately Each topic is even detailed out by age group, so you can adjust what you do to be developmentally and emotionally appropriate for your audience The book suggest As a public school teacher and a mother of three, I find this to be one of the most practical books I have ever read for how to teach children about the many facets of social justice, loving others and the world around them I love how she gives a plethora of information and background, followed up by tools that you can use immediately Each topic is even detailed out by age group, so you can adjust what you do to be developmentally and emotionally appropriate for your audience The book suggestions are fabulous I m really excited to use this resource to help grow empathy in my own children and the students I teach I was given an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  6. Ginger Li says:

    Lisa does a great job researching her material and providing lots of great resources to help parents discuss tough issues with their kids I especially enjoyed all the book suggestions Both my kids love reading, so it was super helpful having good books to act as starting points for discussion.

  7. Susie Finkbeiner says:

    Review to come.

  8. Conrade Yap says:

    We may have heard about social justice We know the importance of doing the right thing in a world that has gone terribly wrong For some, social justice may simply be something we may talk about but lack the opportunity or knowledge to do something about it Better still, start early Start young This is where this book comes in By creating awareness at an early age, it is hoped that the next generation will their their part in ensuring social justice for all Writing from hindsight, author L We may have heard about social justice We know the importance of doing the right thing in a world that has gone terribly wrong For some, social justice may simply be something we may talk about but lack the opportunity or knowledge to do something about it Better still, start early Start young This is where this book comes in By creating awareness at an early age, it is hoped that the next generation will their their part in ensuring social justice for all Writing from hindsight, author Lisa Van Engen shares how she relates to the story of the Princess and the Pea Seeing life as a collection of personal stories, many of us will never truly know someone until we peel away the mattress layers The impact of knowing social justice issues such as poverty, human trafficking, and even clean water could not be over emphasized The main idea in this book is essentially education about 14 global justice issues These are 1 Clean Water and Sanitation2 Creation Care3 Disabilities4 Education5 Fair Trade6 Families7 Health Care8 Human Trafficking9 Hunger10 Immigration and Refugees11 Peace12 Poverty13 Race14 ChangemakersEach chapter opens up with general information on the subject before plunging into various stories, contexts, thought provoking questions, special awareness projects and object lessons We learn about global awareness or international day of action for these various projects The dates are listed up front for planners and organizers of any event planning or awareness exercise Included in the chapters are many quotes from young children who had learned about the social justice issues It is like teaching young children and then having them repeat the messages back to adults Children have a knack for crystal clear communications of the key reasons why we do what we are doing Van Engen takes care to show us that the social justice issues do not simply happen in places far away from our sights Even our neighbourhoods need to deal with it For instance, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan in 2014 reminds us that safe water drinking cannot be taken for granted Human trafficking are happening in many American city backyards Immigration and refugees continue to be issues even when they are often politicized by the establishment Here s the framework of how the book deal with each social justice issue List of days and opportunities to showcase the social justice issue Description of the issue Next door concerns How we can channel hope Ways to put into practice our concerns Discussion questionsMy Thoughts First, this book not only reminds us about the issue, it challenges us to do something about it We often read a lot about social justice but lack details on how to follow up on them This book fills in this need for the call to action For example, Fair Trade is not simply about buying products from merchants paying farmers their fair price It also means caring for fair wages If we are concerned about fair pay over in our society, we should do the same for other places Share about it on social media Learn about the history of the movement and the partnerships they are in Encourage others to do the same The author gives a helpful set of questions according to age groups This could very well be extended to other age brackets but discussion leaders would need to discern and decide what works best for their groups.Second, I appreciate the way Lisa Van Engen begins with the young Education works best with young people, which is why the book is written to appeal to those in school and for parents to work through the book with their kids Having said that, the education don t stop there Through the teaching and the guiding, adults too will get to learn together with the young ones Like children leading adults to do things they don t normally do, parents and adults would be encouraged to teach and lead by example While the book is targeted at the younger age groups, one can sense that the author is angling for a much wider audience This is a powerful reminder that if we want to help alleviate the problem of social injustice and inequality matters, we need everyone, not just kids Perhaps, through kids, the impact would be much greater The vision of Isaiah is remarkable The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the goat the calf and young lion and fatling will be together, and a little child will lead them emphasis mine Isaiah 11 6 Third, this book is both a social justice awareness guide but also a workbook to start a movement in our own communities We don t have to start with a big bang All we need is a small spark in our hearts to wake up to the many issues in life that we could do something about The sad thing about many communities is that despite being already aware of the many complex issues such as homelessness, poverty, sexual exploitation, hygiene issues and so on, they lack the will to do something about it Perhaps, this book could give one a leg up to take a step forward If anyone could put at least something in this book into action, it would have fulfilled the author s deepest desire Make a difference in God s World Lisa Van Engen is a social justice activist who deeply cares for the restoration of justice and fair treatment of those living on the margins of society both locally and worldwide She blogs at 4.75 stars of 5.conradeThis book has been provided courtesy of Kregel Publications and NetGalley without requiring a positive review All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied

  9. Elisa Johnston says:

    An amazing resource It really helped me make my School Year Character Challenge, too, when I was struggling with ideas This is great from toddlers to teens, used not as much as a straight read through although you can But a reference book too, as you learn about loving others and teaching justice and about social issues to kids This uses a worldview of Christianity to inspire the why we care however, it is something everyone can use I haven t seen something like this anywhere else and I An amazing resource It really helped me make my School Year Character Challenge, too, when I was struggling with ideas This is great from toddlers to teens, used not as much as a straight read through although you can But a reference book too, as you learn about loving others and teaching justice and about social issues to kids This uses a worldview of Christianity to inspire the why we care however, it is something everyone can use I haven t seen something like this anywhere else and I study this stuff regularly Go to for the full review

  10. Cara Meredith says:

    Super practical, super relevant I only wish she would have gone deeper into one example than into for instance five.

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