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September 17, 2010

Adam Taylor's Race to the Bottom

Adam Taylor's new book, Mobilizing Hope, has made it to some pretty high places already in its short life. Yesterday it was #82 on Amazon's bestseller list (not that we pay attention to such things). It's been given to the likes of congressman John Lewis and senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. A signed copy has even been given to President Obama himself, who knows Adam from his recent stint as a White House fellow. Yes, Mobilizing Hope is traveling in some pretty powerful circles, but I think ultimately Adam's hoping for some serious downward mobility for this book. He knows that the most effective movements don't start in the halls of power--they end there.

3837.jpgMobilizing Hope is all about how this generation of regular people can get involved in changing social policy and structures in order to bring godly justice to our world. It's not about top-down changes. It's about bottom-up movements that reach all the way to the top to have a world-changing impact. Adam issues a call for today's generation to join in an activism of hope, rooted in faith and living out the biblical call for social justice.

So while Adam is probably very gratified to know that his book is in the hands of the president, I have a feeling he'd be even more excited to put his book into your hands, because he truly believes that you are the people who will ultimately make the biggest difference for the kingdom.

Check out Mobilizing Hope on Amazon (It's #199 as of this post, not that we pay attention to such things). And you can read Adam's thoughts about why he wrote the book at his recent One Campaign blog post.

 
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