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Author Burkhalter, Holly.

Title Good God lousy world & me : the improbable journey of a human rights activist from unbelief to faith / Holly Burkhalter.

Publication Info. New York : Convergent Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 BURKHALTER,H    Available
Edition First Edition.
Description 191 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary ""In this extraordinary memoir of grace, one of the foremost human rights advocates of the last half century shares her brutally and hilariously honest story of finding God on one of the most unlikely, irreverent, and utterly beautiful pilgrimages through life as it actually is." --Gary A. Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission "It used to be that my own religious philosophy was to work hard, charm everyone within spittin' distance, and do a lot of crafts. So how did this hard-core leftist skeptic find peace and happiness among Bible-quoting, praying-out-loud, born-again evangelicals? I realized that my two choices--the existence of a loving God or the reality of evil--weren't the only options. Option three is that God is good and the world is lousy. But wait. There's more. God knows the world is lousy. Knows it, hates it, and wants us to do something about it..." --Holly Burkhalter, Good God, Lousy World & Me For over thirty years, Holly Burkhalter has worked as an international rights advocate for victims of genocide, rape, and injustice. Throughout most of her career, the heartbreak she encountered around the world--and in her own life--had convinced her that there was no such thing as a loving God. How could there be? If God was there, he should be charged as a war criminal for tolerating atrocities against the young, the poor, and the vulnerable. Then, Holly discovered a new truth: God was there--in the grief, in the violence, in the questions. And God was good. It was the greatest, hardest, most radiant surprise of her life. This is her story"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Burkhalter, Holly.
Christian converts -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Providence and the government of God -- Christianity.
Added Title Good God, lousy world, and me
ISBN 9781601425089 hardback
1601425082 hardback

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