Many thanks to Bob Trube, longtime InterVarsity staff at The Ohio State University, for this in depth and generous review of Doing Good Without Giving Up! Here’s an excerpt:
What impressed me throughout this book was its honesty and practicality. Lowe talks about his struggles to deal with betrayals and with enemies, and his internal struggles with burnout and discouragement. He also tells stories of hope including the engagement of the community where he lives, Parkside, with city officials proposing taxation strategies that would have destroyed that community. Throughout, he provides very practical suggestions that come out of his own experience and practice, along with helpful questions for personal reflection and group discussion.
I would propose that this is a vital manual for Christians who are working together for social change. Lowe pierces through starry-eyed optimism to the tough realities and offers crucial guidance that I hope will result in sustained efforts in social action efforts that move the ball much further down the field than my generation has done.
Read more here: http://bobonbooks.com/2015/01/02/review-doing-good-without-giving-up-sustaining-social-action-in-a-world-thats-hard-to-change/