About the book:
We all want to change the world, but as pastor Eugene Cho found out, it takes more than just desire. It takes action. In this personal confession he encourages readers to discover a practical discipleship that begins with the recognition that changing the world starts with changing ourselves.
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 shares his story, a messy, painful story of being more in love with the ideas behind the actions than counting the cost and being a world-changer in action. Because everyone loves justice and compassion, but few have taken it upon themselves to truly live it out in their own lives. Cho is still on that journey to discover what it means, and invites readers to join him.
Heart of a Philanthropist's Take:
- Is this for my own selfishness?
- Is this for my own greed? Happiness?
- Why do I feel called to do this work?
As Christians we need to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8) Cho's honest accounts throughout his own life, his struggles with anger towards God, and his call for us to do something throughout Overrated is effective. Once you read the book, you will want to make a difference!
We don't always put ideas in our own head. If God told you to feed the homeless, do it! When we get compassionate ideas, Cho reminds us to pray about it, talk about it, share it, and do it! Faith without works is dead. (James 2:20) Once you get out and do something, you will find out that the idea you acted on will bless yourself as much as it does the one you help!
About the author:
Eugene is the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. He is the founder and senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle, Washington. Eugene and his wife, Minhee, have three children.