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Unconditional Love: Radical Stories, Real People

Unconditional Love: Radical Stories, Real People

by Ben Stroup, Joe Bradford

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Overview

 Inspired by the film Unconditional and Papa Joe Bradford's outreach to at-risk children, Unconditional Love gathers real-life stories celebrating the best in ordinary people who have found extraordinary ways to act as the hands and feet of Jesus in their time and place. Through them we see what matters most in this life, we stir our God-made desire to help others in need, and the world becomes a better place.

Papa Joe writes the collection's foreword, starting the conversation about how God's love compels us to show unconditional love for others in ways simple and profound, selfless and yet so rewarding.

We meet a band whose trip to Africa resulted in an effort that has so far provided life-saving water and health care to more than 600,000 people. In Tennessee, an 80-year-old woman works a plan to feed 2,000 homeless each week.

Others give from their own struggles: a teenager who lost his leg raises money to provide other children with prosthetics; a woman whose brother was killed on 9/11 helps Afghani refugees who fled the Taliban feel at home in the United States; a human rights agency rescues victimes of slavery and sexual exploitation.

A host of other stories bringing our lives into clearer social and spiritual focus are combined with inspirational quotes, a Bible reading plan, and other tools to encourage further self-discovery and greater personal outreach.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433679766
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 764 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

 Ben Stroup is a writer, blogger, and consultant. His previous books include Church Giving Matters. He and his wife have two sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Unconditional Love Is Uncommon, Not Impossible 1

People and Organizations That Show Unconditional Love-

Elijah's Heart Papa Joe Bradford 7

The Love Kitchen Helen Ashe Ellen Turner 17

Mary's Meals Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow 25

Big Oak Ranch John Croyle 37

Maplewood High School Twjuana "TJ" Williams 47

Blood: Water Mission Jena Nardella 57

Sheltering Books Mackenzie Bearup 67

Kids Off the Block Diane Latiker 79

The Next Door Linda Leathers 89

Flagler County Free Clinic Faith Coleman 99

Global Support Mission Travis Gravette 111

Project Healing Waters Ed Nicholson 121

Kansas City Kids: Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Cle Ross 131

Girl Talk Haley Kilpatrick 141

Jordan Thomas Foundation Jordan Thomas 153

Front Porch Ministry Thom Michele Hazelip 165

Conclusion: Put Unconditional Love into Action 177

Make Your Life Count: A Guide Journaling Exercise 183

Inspirational Quotes for Personal Reflection 189

Scripture Guide for Personal Devotion 197

Suggested Reading 207

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