Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review - Choose Justice with Tony Compolo and Shane Claiborne

" a global village, distance no longer decides who is your neighbor, and "love thy neighbor" is not advice, it's a command."                   Bono

I had the amazing opportunity to review the DVD Choose Justice created by World Vision Canada as a resource for churches.  PLEASE check this out!! Draw close and join the conversation about our world awareness. ***It's not just about giving money each month to feed a child - it is about  a mission to "change the consciousness of people across Canada, across the United States to get them to think differently about their lifestyle." (Quote from Tony Compolo in video link at bottom.) 

Choose Justice Cover imageBlurb: Most of us are aware that we have a  role to play in making our world a more just and equitable place, but we’re not sure where to start. In Choose Justice, participants will discover that they are not alone on the journey to justice. God loves justice too and longs for His people to follow Him in bringing restoration to our world and to those who have been left on the margins of society. Choosing justice a daily basis—at the mall, at the table, in our celebrations—will change our lives, the lives of those around us and the lives of people we may never meet. With Christ, we can participate in building a better world through the many choices we make every day.

Choose Justice: A Daily lifestyle is a fabulous resource for churches or small groups to crack open the sometimes overwhelming can of social justice issues in an easy to manage way. Tony Compolo and Shane Claiborne walk the viewer through six sessions on social justice.  Each video clip runs around
9 minutes, where the two men have an open and candid discussion on various angles of (or ways to show) justice - to love our global community.  The sessions focus on justice as a lifestyle, at our tables, at our parties, in our shopping habits, in our finances and in our communities.

After each video session is viewed, the accompanying, 38-page Conversation Guide walks the individual or group through a series of points to ponder, discuss and act on, of course.

The sessions were thought-provoking and inspiring.  The gentlemen were honest and to the point, stirring our hearts and minds to the people less fortunate than us both locally and abroad.  The discussion areas presented in the Guide allow the viewer(s) to take the conversation another step deeper and closer to our individual homes.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire DVD and Guidebook.  My only concern was it was over too soon.  I will definitely round up some fellow believers and friends and embark on the journey once more as a body armed with hands and feet!

Shane ClaiborneTony and Shane - Eastern

From working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to founding The Simple Way in inner city Philadelphia, Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.”

Tony Campolo

Named by Christianity Today as one of the 25 most influential preachers of the last 50 years, Tony Campolo is a sociologist, pastor, author of more than 38 books, social commentator, and sought after speaker.
I recommend this for EVERYONE!

If you need a little more convincing please check out this YouTube video from 100 Huntley Street.  It is a 14 minute interview with both men.   

DVD has been provided courtesy of World Vision and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at".

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