Recently I read another book by Zach Hunter, Be the Change (earlier this year I read Generation Change.) Both of these books are challenging, down-to-earth and encouraging. He doesn’t focus on the fact the negetive side of teenagers today, but rather that teens – esspecially Christians – have a desire to help those less fortunate.
After each chapter, he gives ideas and questions for you to chew upon, and hopefully, act on! Upon reading Be The Change, I’m not sure how to put the book into action, but he’s helped me
a) Get real about serving everyone – wherever I am
b) See how my heart should look if I’m to change the world
Every chapter focuses on a different aspect to ‘changing the world’: Influence, community, leadership and sacrifice, to name a few. Ultimately, though, changing the world starts with passion. That’s where Zach ends his book.
I was particularly challenged by that chapter on Passion. What is my passion? What does God want me to do? He asked his reader (me) to write down my hobbies and interests, think about what I would like to do, and what God has put on my heart.
After pondering his questions, I’m still not sure what God wants me to do, but that’s OK, because I know I’m still in training and God has a plan for me. I will just keep thinking, exploring and praying until God shows me His plan!
Zach is excited for our generation. He believes God might just use us to change the world. Isn’t that exciting? In Be the Change, you’ll learn about modern-day slavery and other injustices and people who have stood up and changed the world, like William Wilberforce and Mother Teresa. What is even better, is that Zach doesn’t focus nearly as much on the externals as the internals; how our heart should look if we want to be history makers.