Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OVERRATED By: Eugene Cho

Many people today talk about justice, but are they living justly? They want to change the world, but are they being changed themselves?

Eugene Cho has a confession: "I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes." If this is true of the man who founded the One Day's Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one's ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating "the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little."

He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, "our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves." In Overrated, Cho

shows that it is possible to move from talk to action.
                                                                              Eugene Cho
"This book is my confession. It's painful and honest, but it's mine. And it's this : I am more in love with the ideal of changing the world than actually changing the world. This isn't a message of guilt or shame.  But it is a call, to both you and me, to be less infatuated with telling a good story and instead live the good story -- a story of faith, hope, courage, and justice. "                                                  
Eugene Cho is the founder of One Day's Wages, a movement working to alleviate extreme global poverty. He is the founder and senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural and multigenerational church in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his family. Cho has been covered in various media including NPR, New York Times, and Seattle Times.

My Review:


By:  Eugene Cho                      


This is my first book I have read by Eugene Cho.  A book of his own confessions.  Ideally it would be great if we could change the world one man alone can't do that. But if more people would do the same I am sure we could see changes if we just took a stand. The one chapter on examining ones self.  Was very helpful. don't most people think they have it all. Looks , money, best job. The best of everything. You can have all of that and most would probably be lost. Like they say doesn't matter how many toys we have we aren't taking them with us when we leave this world. All we need is to be like Christ.  So through self examination what do we get. Is what we do to say hey look at me or is it for the glory of God's kingdom?  I think this book would be great for adults.  I think it is helpful in pointing out things in our life that are OVERRATED!!!
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