Friday, December 31, 2010

Mercy Rising by Amber Robinson

Mercy Rising: Simple Ways to Practice Justice and Compassion

About This Book:

The needs are real: Children are dying from lack of access to basic nutrition and health care. Human slaves are trafficked in our home cities and around the world. Racial injustice continues to fester in America.

It s not that I don't care, I just don't know what to do, is the heart cry of many American women. Daily life threatens to send us on emotional overload. Can I care for social justice when I feel broken and am in debt? Is it even possible for a middle-class, exhausted family to do anything meaningful for others?

About the Author:

AMBER ROBINSON is an ordinary woman seeking to bridge the gap between the needs for justice and balancing family, work, and service. Her life’s passion is to write and advocate for children with Compassion International. She speaks to groups who want to incorporate justice pursuits in simple, practical ways. She is an imperfect Christ follower and reluctantly optimistic.

Amber began this journey when chronic illness forced her to reevaluate her priorities and learn to serve with limitations in everyday life. She networks with leaders in the justice movement as well as everyday women with various limitations in time, resources, and energy but long to serve in simple, practical ways. What can we do at home, shopping, in business, or with family and friends? Not everything, but we can find our “one thing”.

What Others Are Saying:

In Mercy Rising, author Amber Robinson offers the tools women need to make the impact their hearts desire to make. Filled with helpful hints, stories of real women making a difference, and solid biblical wisdom, this organized resource makes finding your compassionate feet easily accessible.

With clever charm and earnest exploration, Amber will help even the busiest of women find their one way to help.

In Mercy Rising, Amber Robinson presents the issues of justice through personal and powerful stories, encouraging women of all ages to actively live out their faith in a hurting world --Dr. Wess Stafford, President and CEO Compassion International

Amber strikes the perfect balance of kindness and conviction as she encourages young women to step outside of their comfort zones and be their faith in the world - one act of love and compassion at a time --Joan Ball, author of Flirting with Faith: My Spiritual Journey from Atheism to a Faith-Filled Life

Amber Robinson s Mercy Rising is a quick and powerful read. She doesn't avoid the difficult questions surrounding poverty and testifies to facing her own fears and obstacles. Packed with practical information and inspiring stories this read is a must for anyone diving into changing the lives of the least of these. --Craig Hilton Dyer, President, Bright Hope International 

What I Say:

I am missions minded and I really appreciated all the resources which are available in this book. There are great ideas on how to make a change, one step at a time, from your computer to you where you shop and how to research the places you frequent. Also included there are stories about real people making a real difference. If you are interested in making a difference in your home or across the globe, this is a great book to help get you started.

To purchase this book, go to Also, check out Amber's website for a variety of resources.

Thank you Beacon Hill Press for providing me with a complimentary review copy of this book.


Amber said...

Thanks for sharing this book review.

Wishing you a fabulous new year.