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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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