Item description for Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World (Invert) by Zach Hunter & Jon Foreman...
Overview Describes the existence of slavery around the world today and what teenagers can do to fight against it, with an examination of incidents in the lives of leaders and slaves that have inspired the teenage author.
Publishers Description Most people think the average teenager isn't capable of much beyond hanging with their friends and wasting time. But Zach Hunter isn't your average teenager. And he's hoping to show you that you're not either. Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He's even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you'll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet---homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS...the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they're too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he'll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you'll find the thing you're passionate about---and start making changes!
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310277566 ISBN13 9780310277569 UPC 025986277567
Availability 0 units.
More About Zach Hunter & Jon Foreman
Zach Hunter is a teenage abolitionist and activist, spending much of his time working to end modern-day slavery around the world and fighting other problems in the world today. When he was twelve, he started a campaign called Loose Change to Loosen Chains, helping to raise awareness and money to free people from slavery. The author of "Be the Change," Zach speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year, inspiring them to find their passion and make a change in the world.
Reviews - What do customers think about Be The Change?
Zach is my new hero Mar 15, 2007
Never has such a bold message flowed with such simple power. Zach will change your life but more importantly it will change the lives of the hundreds of thousands of slaves living in despair. This is an easy-to-read and easy-to-live message filled with quotes, testimonies, and straight up wisdom from 15year old. Zach is one of my new heroes.
Porpoise Diving Life March Book Review Mar 13, 2007
Staying true to our March 2007 PDL theme ([...]), I think it's safe to say that this young man has laid down his net and is moving headlong into some pretty powerful "follower-ship." Just in case you were wondering, Zach wants to end slavery and human trafficking in his lifetime. He's making a huge difference by creating awareness of a very dire crisis in our world, speaking before thousands of people and simply stepping up to the plate to do his part.
Zach's book is a very engaging and educational read, though it always feels true to the style of a normal 15-year-old. Yes, it's geared toward a younger generation, but the beauty of his writing style is that any normal kid his age (or any adult, for that matter) will see himself/herself as a potential agent of change. Because he's not lofty in his approach, what he's done comes off as doable for the rest of us too.
If you have kids, you'll want to buy this book--if only so that Zach can be an inspiration to them. And maybe in the process, we'll have more kids like him springing up to embrace a hurt world (I think everyone would agree that this would be a good thing). Even if you don't have kids, buy this book and you might be surprised to find his passion is contagious enough for you to change the world, too.
Really cool book Feb 20, 2007
The author seems like a down-to-earth, normal 15 year-old. Oh, yeah -- and he wants to end slavery around the world in his lifetime. Only problem, there are 27 million slaves in captivity around the world. Zach communicates with passion the stories of people who have inspired him to lead a global effort to fund the rescue of slaves. Young people will be similarly inspired; adults will be challenged and educated, we all may be changed. Get this book for every kid you know -- this generation will believe they can change the world.