Over the past five and a half years, books on my reading list have changed quite a bit. I have always loved to read, but the topic of global poverty and the injustices of this world have made their way into my list of books that I now read on a regular basis. It all started when I became more involved as a Compassion International volunteer.
The first book I read in this area was "Too Small to Ignore" by Wess Stafford. At the time I read this book, Wess Stafford was still the CEO and President of Compassion International. The book shares a lot of his childhood growing up in Africa as a child of missionary parents. Wess is a champion to millions of children around the world, and this book shares his heart for children. He encourages adults to invest in children, be available for them, and love them.
Since reading that book, I have read many others that encourage me to continue being an advocate for Compassion children.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch
- The 4/14 Window by Luis Bush
- When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
- Mission Drift by Peter Greer and Chris Horst
- Small Matters by Greg Nettle and Jimmy Mellado
- One Million Arrows by Julie Ferwerda
- Just a Minute by Wess Stafford
- The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen
What books have you read on this topic that you would add to this list?