is a movement, a non-profit organization, and now a book. Mike Foster is the person behind all three of these things. The non-profit part seems to primarily deal with encouraging prisoners and ex-convicts to not give up on in their rehabilitation journey. That part is not anything new really and many religious organizations do much the same as Christianity is redemption based at heart. That being said, I was initially a little bored the first few chapters of the book. However, when the book changed over to more personal matters it caught my full attention. So read on!
Mike Foster quickly gets personal in PEOPLE OF THE SECOND CHANCE. He not only gives recommendations on loving others but also gives recommendations of how to be kinder to yourself. Some of these things are general knowledge type things but I feel he included them because someone asked him to include them. They are also subjects that help him be more transparent. However, we all have different needs in our daily and work lives so use your own judgment how transparent you might need to be.
SOME SUBJECTS INCLUDED ARE:
BANISH FEAR, BE BRAVE WITH YOUR STORY, THE WONDERFUL IN THE WEIRD.
One article I saw called it a Manifesto. I assume that person decided to label it that because it was about Christianity and Jesus. If that is why they called it a manifesto, then manifesto on baby...
The book is full of stories about people they have met along the way in ministry. Lots of Bible stories and scriptures included.
There are even stories included from my home state of Kentucky.
The actual full title is: PEOPLE OF THE SECOND CHANCE:
A GUIDE TO BRINGING LIFE-SAVING LOVE TO THE WORLD. Online resources are secondchance.org, secondchance.org/party. The actual physical aspects of the book I heartily approve of. The book is sturdy and compact, not too big or too little. The paper is such good quality paper! Which good paper is a book lovers dream...
I received this book free of charge for review from Blogging for Books and from the publisher Waterbrook. I selected this book for review because I felt it fit in with my blog in the interest of learning and moving Onward.
Many churches are about loving people. I can attest to this having grown up in church. Many pastors truly are "people of the second chance." That is not always the message people feel at church as churches are still social organizations and can be in a constant state of flux. I also feel many people just often resist friendliness and love these days. It may not be considered cool to be seen talking to the square Cristian who doesn't drink or party, no matter how friendly that Christian may be. It may get on some people's nerves if someone is always being cheerful or giving encouraging words to people. WHERE IS THE LOVE? Many people just don't want it.
That last paragraph is mine and doesn't have anything to do with the book! Check out the book and let me know what you think on this subject.