I thought you might like to see what others are saying about the book from ICRS. This is very encouraging!
"My husband and I own Logos Bookstore in Kent, Ohio. Our former youth pastor
has been going on missions trips to South Africa for several years now. I've
been interested in what he's been doing, but never challenged to be a part of
...Not until about 4 hours ago.
I've had your book for several days. Today I thought that I'd just "crack it
open and read the first chapter." Well, I could not stop reading it, except for
about a half hour to put my kids to bed. ...I found that I did their bedtime
routine differently tonight...with great pause, you know?
Tom, your book has changed my heart of complacency. I have been slowly
becoming aware of more global situations- like the plight of the Dalit and the
African AIDS crisis. But this book said- "You know the love & hope of
Christ. Here's the reality of these crises. Now, what are you going to do about
I read the whole book essentially in one sitting. I will read it again and
study it. But, I just had to tell you what impact it had on me. I will be
handselling this at my store ASAP. I'll be directing the local pastors and
campus ministers to this NOW- before September. We can do a lot in northeast
And a second...
"On the plane going home, I started reading Red Letters, and
couldn't stop until I finished it. You've put into words the wordless
frustrations and longings I've had in my faith and in my understanding of the
Bible. Since childhood, I had a strong and easily upset sense of justice. As an
adult, God allowed my sense of justice to be smashed by personal difficulties,
and He is only now rebuilding that desire for justice in the direction of those
who have no one to speak for them.
I'm not sure what direction God has for me next, but I know that Red
Letters and meeting you is pivotal in some way. I know I'll be re-reading
the book, and getting your other one while I pray and see what to do."