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Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

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Many people today talk about justice but are they living justly? They want to change the world but are they being changed themselves?

Eugene Cho has a confession: "I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes." If this is true of the man who founded the One Day's Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one's ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating "the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little."

He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, "our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves." In Overrated, Cho shows that it is possible to move from talk to action.

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“We all love justice … until there’s a cost. But here’s the tension and truth: There’s always a cost to doing justice. And there’s always a cost to following Jesus.” (source)

“Generosity is what keeps the things I own from owning me. In other words, the point of my generosity isn’t just to bless others; it’s also to liberate me.” (source)

“Don’t underestimate what God can do through your life. God has a long and proven history of using foolish and broken people for His glory.” (source)

“To more thoroughly understand justice, we must reflect on the truth that justice is a reflection of God’s character. Justice is the pursuit of the shalom that God intended for the world and humanity. And for this reason, we read again and again in the Scriptures that God is just and that God loves justice. They are inseparable.” (source)

“I fear that we’re asking God to move mountains, forgetting that God also wants to move us. And in fact, it may be possible that we are the mountains that need to be moved.” (source)

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  • Title : Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
  • Author: Cho, Eugene
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • ISBN: 9780781412360

Rev. Eugene Cho is the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. In his first book, Overrated:Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?, he challenges Christians to engage in justice work. He is the founder and former senior pastor of Quest Church. Eugene and his wife, Minhee, have three children and live in Seattle, Washington.
 

 

 

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  1. Chaplain Shawn King
    Already have this one but thank you
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