Possible: A Blueprint for Saving the WorldStephan Bauman
Stephan Bauman believes we need a better vision for saving the world, and that that vision begins in the change of the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacti... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Feb 17, 2015
- UPC: 9781601425829
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Feb 17, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012110"
- ISBN: 1601425821
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- Changing the World IS Possible and here's a great plan by Jennifer on 3/31/2015
FTC disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
When I was in college, we used to sit around and dream of changing the world. I think a lot of college students do, but some friends of mine started a non-profit that has been amazing with results and as a result I feel I have a part in changing the world. Because of this, when Family Christian offered the opportunity to review Possible by Stephan Bauman, who is president and CEO of World Relief, I was excited because I know changing the world is possible. I do it every time I list an item for sale online. No, not impossible but Possible. I've learned that you do what you can from where you are, and it can cause change on the other side of the world.
When I first received this book I couldn't wait to start reading it. I knew that my friends had a new and innovative way to help include people in their fight against extreme poverty. I wanted to read more of what they knew that I didn't. This is a great book for anyone who wants to change the world, if you are on the front lines or if you work behind the scenes. Just be warned, you will come away from this book knowing it can be done, and the "It will never work" excuse will no longer fly! I also received a copy of Imagine What is Possible which is sold both as single copies or as 10 packs. This booklet sums up the book in one short reading. This is great for church groups to start finding their vision!
One of the things I liked about this book was the author mentioned different times that bloggers have a huge influence in our world. We can help spread the word about causes and rally support. I love how he emphasizes we find our talent and use it! If we aren't talented in public speaking, that's not how we will likely change the world. I'm good at social media, getting people involved in ideas, and spreading the word about causes. I have a friend who uses her talents of crafts to raise money for missions and donate blankets and sweaters to newborns in need. She also crochets sleeping mats for the homeless. I have a talent of finding bargains, so it's not uncommon for me to walk away from a garage sale with a bag of yarn I got for almost nothing to give her to use in her projects. Unusual ways of changing the world but it is giving to others. Another lady I know loves using coupons and donates items she purchased almost free to her local food bank.
In Possible, Bauman talked about finding our passion and sticking with it. In another book I read recently, it said how we are all the church and if we have a passion, we shouldn't just say to our local church, "We need to do this thing that is my passion." We are all the church, so we should follow our passion and ask the Church for help if needed.
Just like Stephan Bauman says in his book, let's find our cause, raise awareness, and change the world because it truly is possible. If I can help change the world, you can too! Find your passion. Hone your skills, and let's see lasting change! I may never meet the people whose lives I help change, but I have an important role in things by raising awareness and by listing items for sale online that help benefit them.
Needless to say, I highly recommend the book Possible. This is great for every college student who is dreaming great dreams. I recommend it to pastors, mission boards, those interested in the poor. Basically, if you care about people, I would say you should probably read this book.