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Refuse to Do Nothing
Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery
By Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim
"Shayne and Kim have found their voice in helping us recognize where our worlds may have grown small, and how, through practical choices and conversations, we can thrive as conduits of change as we make justice an everyday habit."
—Betty Ann Boeving, founder of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition
"Reader, you were made for this. Where you are today—your home, job, community, life—is exactly where God will use you to set captives free. In these pages Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim invite you to join the particularly Christian work of ending human slavery. On each page you'll be saying to yourself, 'I can do this.' Thanks be to God."
—Margot Starbuck, author, Small Things with Great Love
"Read this book. The topic is daunting, I know. Just turn the page—and then the next. Keep turning the pages until you've read all the way through. And then, do something."
—from the foreword by Elisa Morgan, president emerita, MOPS, and author of She Did What She Could
"The issue of modern slavery is far more horrific then most of us can imagine. But I believe it's far more hopeful than most of us can imagine too. Read this book reflectively and join those who believe you have something to offer this injustice."
—Laurie Bolthouse, producer, Trade of Innocents
"Refuse to Do Nothing is not a comfortable read. It is intended to open our eyes to the brutal world of human trafficking, to break our hearts over what grieves God's heart and to make us uneasy if we do nothing. I pray that God will use this powerful and practical book to ignite in us a fierce resolve to engage this battle and that we will not rest until the last captive is freed!"
—Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church
"Refuse to Do Nothing offers the new anti-human trafficking activist a careful foundation for understanding and evaluating how to enter the battle and make her effort count. The authors build a solid case for individual responsibility in our own backyard. Additionally, the reflective exercises provide opportunity for a meaningful pause that fosters sustainable commitments rather than emotional highs that fade with time and distance. This is the small group study guide that I've been looking for and will recommend to students, community service groups and churches."
—Sandie Morgan, director, Global Center for Women & Justice
"Kim and Shayne exemplify a long tradition of ordinary citizens refusing to sit on the sidelines while the poor suffer. They are relentless and an inspiration for us all."
—Justin Dillon, director, Call + Response, and CEO, Slavery Footprint
"Moore and Yim represent the heart of the biblical advocate and beautifully answer the aching question many of us ask: But what can I do?"
—Cindy Breilh, national director, Women of Vision, World Vision