Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

10 Days Without - A Rebellion Against Apathy

About The Book:  A Rebellion against Apathy.  A Strategy for Action.  “Life is full of good intentions, but for too many, our good intentions never become good actions—they don’t move us forward, draw us closer to God, or make a difference in the world.
Good intentions are cans of paint that could have become amazing works of art…but never did.”  —Daniel Day, in Ten Days Without.  Daniel Day could tell you all about his love for God and his desire to live as a follower of Jesus. But it took a simple but radical experiment to move from simply talking about it to actually living like it. For ten days at a time, Daniel chose to abandon a certain “necessity”—a coat, a voice, shoes, media, furniture, legs, touch—and to blog about it to raise funds and awareness for organizations that are doing amazing things to make a difference in the world. And then he invited others to join him in the experiments and spread the vision. Together they served God and others—and experienced significant personal change in the process. Ten Days Without is the story of their life-altering adventure.  Ten Days Without is a compelling story and practical guide that will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference, and join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people’s lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.
About The Author: Daniel has a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and is a graduate of the Focus Leadership Institute. In 2005, he spent a summer in Romania with Livada helping run a summer camp for orphans. Daniel spent two years as a sales associate for Cornerstone Bookstore in college, where he also lead worship for Campus Christian Fellowship. He then became the Director of Marketing for Asheville's Fun Depot and Brookstone Lodge in Asheville, NC. In 2010, Daniel became the Director of Content and Marketing for Axis, and is now a Broadcast Producer for Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. Originally from North Carolina, Daniel lives in Colorado with his wife Rebecca, and their three kids Noah, Finley, and Ava.  Connect with,, and
My Thoughts About The Book: I was very excited to read this book about Daniel Ryan Day who decides to go 10 days without shoes to raise awareness of the threat diseases poses to those who are impoverished and go without footwear. His comment about how important shoes are in a public restroom really made me think deeply.  I never realized that when entering a public restroom your shoes are protective clothing for your feet.  Day blogged  about his experience, in hope of raising money to buy shoes for the needy. When he fell short of his goal I was surprised to see him not throw in the towel.  Most people would have seen this as failure.  Day did not.  His "failure" stirred his heart, his compassion, and his conviction and he moved on to another "project."  the book was a good read, however, it was lacking the inspiration I thought it would have.  The back cover boasted about the book being a "compelling story and practical guide will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference." I did not feel compelled.  It was an ok book.  I think youth ministers, teenagers, and young adults would get more out of this book than I did. 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.* Thank you for allowing me to participate in this review

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