Book Review: 10 Days Without

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10 Days Without
Daring Adventures in Discomfort that will Change Your World and you
By Daniel Ryan Day

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 Ryan 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. Yet it took a simple but radical experiment to move from merely talking about it to actually living it. For ten days at a time Daniel chose to abandon a certain "necessity" - a coat, his 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 account of their life altering adventure. 

This compelling story and practical guide will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference. 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 good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.

Daniel Ryan Day is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the Focus Leadership Institute. Currently he is director of content and marketing for Axis an organization that challenges students and families to move from apathy to compassionate social action. Daniel is married to his high school sweet heart Rebecca and they live in Colorado Springs with their three children. Noah Finley and Ava.

I'm going to start out by saying I really don't like this book. Sure its written well, and is easy and enjoyable to read, but I hate the message. More so than A Dream So Big because even though I didn't agree with that family's choices they really did end up helping people. News flash, raising awareness doesn't do anything. It just makes you feel good and think that God loves you more for it, or whatever. Not to mention how cool everyone thinks you are. Instead of just going a few days without your possession why don't sell them and donate the money. Or stand up for something you believe in and try and change a policy, like boycotting foreign made goods where workers aren't paid enough. Maybe even donate your time to building a Habitat for Humanity House. I'm absolutely tired of these kind of better than you Christians.
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