Just Courage has 28 ratings and 4 reviews. There must be more to the Christian life than this–more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors a. Just Courage by Gary A Haugen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Purchase the print version of Just Courage from Amazon! International Justice M.

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A marked it as to-read Aug 12, Anyone wondering if there’s more to life, and church, etc Knowing that there is a growing problem gqry youth today in being hopeless and struggling with mental health issues, I wonder if more of us stepped out of our lives of comfort and safety and set the example of bravery I hope, then, that you’ll read this book and be convinced that you do carry the weight of Iust glory around with you and can do a whole lot with your life, whether that means social justice work or not.

The quote, criticizing Christians, reads, “The sayings of Christ coexist passively in their minds, producing hardly any effect beyond what is caused by mere listening to words so amiable and bland. Oct 15, Cynthia rated it it was amazing. So, when an audiobook version of this was made available to me, I gave it a chance since that’s how I get most of my reading in lately.

Megan Quist marked it as to-read Aug 11, Kelly marked it as to-read Aug 12, The book is not sensational, just a gentle but firm call to believe what Jesus said and then launch out into the deep trusting in His promises to care of us if we do his will.

Quick read for a little reward I guess. We humans are God’s creations and thus can and should think of ourselves far more highly than we do. Refresh and try again. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation dourage dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


Heidi Christensen rated it really liked it Sep 12, I was interested in this after Challenging book.

Just Courage : God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian

He also spends time at the end of the book to try to persuade you to get involved with IJM in some way. I was interested in this after one of his other books, Terrify No More, was jusst to me by a friend, after which I happened on an article about him and IJM see belowand a separate book review.

Haugen is a lawyer and he is passionate about justice.

Oct 17, Go2therock rated it really liked it. Books by Gary A.

Aug 23, Michelle rated it it was amazing. May 04, Daniel rated it really liked it. Even though it’s risky. Through the effective use of stories Haugen offers hope and freedom. This study makes you think deeply about the question and what it means for the Christian. I feel bad only giving this book two stars. Personally I hope that people read this book for one simple theme: Are you called to be comfortable or to be part of the adventure? They are doing the hard work that matters.

Makes a case for the lack of justice being a major factor in suffering in poverty stricken areas.

In other stories he offers vivid accounts to prove that parents all over the world need a fighting chance to help their children survive the cruelty that surrounds them. Aug 23, Matt Swaffer added it. And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful—we’re created by God for adventure. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of cokrage It caused me to be introspective and evaluate whether I am living consistently with what Ahugen say I believe.

This book is Haugen’s call to action for Christians around the world and particularly in America to bravely answer God’s call to seek justice for those in need.

If you’re ready for a nudge to go on an adventure with God, read this book. The only thing one might want to be up-to-speed on before reading, is that the author is with a Christian organization called International Justice Mission, who advocate and fight for the 27 million modern-day slaves of various kinds throughout the world.


So is our creator. Anyone who does feel the Christian restlessness that Haugen talks about, which is a very real thing, should absolutely read this book for the same reason that anyone interested in social justice work should read it: Jan 23, Rob rated it liked it.

He has been recognized by the U. And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful–we’re created by God for adventure. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Just Courage: Gary Haugen is the president of International Justice Mission.

Karen rated it really liked it Aug 18, InterVarsity PressSep 20, – Religion – pages. Not a self-help book–yet it probably contains the best advice one could receive for how to live a self-actualized life.

Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian – Gary A. Haugen – Google Books

There are probably better books for people who already beli As someone who is in ministry I’m always on the lookout for good books to read with or recommend to others. He also points out without righteouness, there is haugeh justice. Haugen is part of an organization that gets deep into the world of organized crime freeing those caught up in the slave trade. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This small book is filled with challenges and examples of greatness.