Mercy Rising

Author: Amber Robinson
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Genre: Christian
ISBN: 978-0-8341-2497-4
Pages: 192
Price: $14.99

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The average American woman has a full schedule keeping up with family, job, and household responsibilities. Adding social activism to the mix would become burdensome, although at times she may feel she should be doing more to help others. Amber Robinson realizes the pressures women feel, and she’s written Mercy Rising as a guide for the busy woman to be active in ways that fit her lifestyle.

First, Robinson asks us to pick just “one thing” that we’re most passionate about. This may be world hunger, sanitary drinking water, sweatshops, or human trafficking. Whatever it is, we should focus on this “one thing” to get started. Once we’ve discovered our passion, she provides a wealth of information on researching the integrity of charitable organizations and businesses, as well as individual charities that support the causes we believe in.

As with any book that provides extensive internet listings and websites, this information may go out of date, as charities close and websites go inactive. The very first link I tried to access was dead. But even though charities themselves may come and go, the causes continue, and simple searches would reveal the organizations that have taken their place.

Amber Robinson is passionate about the organization she works for and the cause of social justice. As she leads and guides others to also feel her passion, it’s almost impossible to resist the pull to get more involved. Mercy Rising is a well-written and well-researched book that can’t help but inspire you to want to find your own “one thing” and make a difference in the world.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

Amber Robinson is an advocate for children, and works with Compassion International. Sponsor a child today!