Friday, December 17, 2010

Review: Mercy Rising

Mercy Rising: Simple Ways To Practice Justice and Compassion by Amber Robinson

Publication Date: March 2010
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Genre: Non-fiction/ Christian Growth
ISBN-13: 9780834124974

(Received for review from Beacon Hill Press)

Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Borders,, IndieBound

If you live in Morehead, Ky or the surrounding area:

Purchase from our local independent bookseller: CoffeeTree Books
Borrow from our local library: The Rowan County Public Library

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Excerpt: Click HERE!

Synopsis (Book Blurb):

The homeless roam the streets.
Entire neighborhoods lack basic nutrition and health care.
Human slavery, Christian persecution, and racial injustice plague home towns and entire countries.

It's not that I don't care; I just don't know what to do, you think.

Images from the media leave us shaking our heads. We want to do something about the hurts of the world, but we aren't sure what steps to take. In Mercy Rising, author Amber Robinson offers the tools women need to make the impact their hearts desire. Filled with helpful hints, inspired insights, and solid biblical wisdom, this organized resource will show you practical ways to find and focus on serving those who suffer.

With clever charm and earnest exploration, Mercy Rising will help even the busiest of women find the right place to spend meaningful moments practicing justice and compassion.


Mercy Rising is a book that will help women share their compassion for those in the world who are suffering. Many times we hear about all the horrible things that are going on in the world and even outside our front doors and wish we could do something to stop it, to help those who are suffering, but what? What can one person do? Amber Robinson gives readers a solid plan for action. Using her own experiences and biblical teachings she shows us that only is there something we can do, but it's something we should do!

There were so many things about this book that I found really helpful in a very practical way. It's one thing to read a book about justice and what we can do for others and another to actually do something. Robinson gives readers so much helpful information that it's impossible to continue to think there is nothing we can do. One of things I really liked were the different tables provided. One in particular was about, who actually needs justice, here and globally. There we some that I just never thought about before.

I also really liked the reflective questions at the end of each chapter. They helped me to focus my thoughts about what I had learned about each of the areas. One of the ideas that I found most interesting was, what one thing can I do and it went in areas like, shopping, in business, real hospitality. I think that there is one thing, one area where each person can find something they can do to help and this book really reinforced that idea.

One of the best parts of the book was the fact that even if you don't have a lot yourself there are still ways to give. There is just so much information in this book that people can use to better the lives of others. In one of the appendixes of the book, Robinson gives readers a list of Charitable organizations that they could use to find somewhere they can give their money, their time, or even just their heart to. I found this book very informative and it has strengthened my resolve to do something to help, even if it's just in my neighborhood.

I recommend this book to women who are interested in finding some way to help others. If you just don't know what to do, how to get justice for those who need it, this book can help. Every person has ONE thing they can do. Find your one thing!

Mercy Rising is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

Amber Robinson is a successful speaker and writer, seeking to bridge the gap between the needs for justice and the busy women balancing family, work, and service. Amber resides in Indiana with her family.


Amber said...

Thanks so much for reviewing the book.