Simple Compassion: Devotions to Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood and Your World

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“True devotionals should stir us to devote our lives to something bigger than ourselves. [Simple Compassion] will not just warm your heart but will actually break your heart with the things that break God’s.” ―Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and recovering sinner "Keri's journey of compassion is truly a reflective of a woman who wants to impact her community and her world ... I think these stories will stir others to do the same." ―Heather Larson, Director of Compassion and Justice Ministries, Willow Creek Community Church An invitation to change the world, one life at a time. Starting with your own. This fifty-two-week devotional invites you to discover a life overflowing with creative compassion. Through poignant stories and fresh insights from the Bible, you’ll learn how small acts by ordinary women just like you can lead to meaningful change. Along with a clear vision of God’s heart for the poor and marginalized, Simple Compassion provides manageable action steps to help you move beyond asking, “What difference can I make?” to actually doing something. In each week’s reading, you’ll find inspiring meditations from the Bible blended with suggestions for living out principles of justice and compassion right where you are. Step into the adventure of following God’s heart, and discover the power of Simple Compassion.

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Keri Wyatt Kent is the author of several books, including Oxygen, Listen, and Breathe, and is a sought-after retreat leader and speaker. She and her husband, Scot, live with their son and daughter in Illinois. Learn more about Keri's ministry at www.keriwyattkent.com.

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“Keri's journey of compassion is truly reflective of a woman who wants to impact her community and her world. Throughout these devotionals, Keri tells the story of many courageous people who have made bold choices to live a lifestyle of compassion and justice. I think these stories will stir others to do the same.” -- Heather Larson

“In an age that wrongly separates devotion to God (Mary) from serving others (Martha), here are thought-provoking, weekly digestible morsels to cultivate the compassion of Jesus in your heart and move it into your hands.” -- Jan Johnson

“True devotionals are not just books filled with fluffy stories and neat anecdotes, but books that should stir us to devote our lives to something bigger than ourselves. Here is a devotional that will not just warm your heart, but will actually break your heart with the things that break God’s. Simple Compassion is a weekly reminder that things are not right in the world, that this matters to God, and, perhaps strangest of all, that God doesn’t want to change the world without us.” -- Shane Claiborne

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