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Sunday, February 13, 2011

global soccer mom- a great read

This is a great book!  I read it on one of the snow days we just had.  It was one of those ignore the kids because I'm so into my book kind of days. :)  Moody was home, so don't worry, they were fed! :)

It really spoke so much of my own heart.  Shayne has done some pretty amazing things to care for the poor and needy and to be a voice for those that have none.

Get it here, you won't be disappointed.

Here is a bit about the author:

Shayne Moore is an author, blogger, speaker, mama of three, and outspoken advocate in the fight against extreme poverty and Global AIDS. Shayne is one of the original members of the ONE Campaign, The Campaign to Make Poverty History(www.one.org) and sits on the executive board of directors for Upendo Village, an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kenya (www.upendovillage.org) and Growers First. (www.GrowersFirst.org) Shayne has written for ONE’s blog, Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership, FullFill, a digital magazine, and for her personal blog. Shayne is a member of Redbud Writers Guild. (www.RedbudWritersGuild.com)
Shayne is an ordinary, full-time “soccer mom” who joined the ONE Campaign at its inception and who represents the heart of the movement. Shayne is an original member of DGAAN, Dupage Glocal AIDS Action Network, an advocacy group in her hometown. She was chosen to attend the G8 Summit as a delegate to both Gleneagles, Scotland in 2005, and to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2006, to urge World Leaders to keep their promises to Africa and fully fund AIDS initiatives. In 2007 Shayne was featured in a commercial with Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Matt Damon. Shayne has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, and was quoted and pictured in The Wall Street Journal (2006). Shayne traveled to Capitol Hill for a photo shoot which was featured in the Africa issue of Vanity Fair (July 2007) with ONE members such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Pastor Rick Warren, Matt Damon, and NAACP chairman Julian Bond. Shayne has traveled to Honduras and to Africa twice to see first-hand the devastating effects of AIDS and extreme poverty on communities.
Shayne was raised in Wheaton, IL. She graduated from Wheaton College in 1992 and moved to Los Angeles during the riots to teach school in the inner city. After returning home Shayne slowly completed a Master of Arts in Theology while her children were babies. Shayne still lives in Wheaton with her husband John and three children, JD (14), Greta (12) and Thomas (9) spending most of her days driving carpool and doing mountains of laundry.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Sounds like my kind of read. I will put it on my summer shopping list for our trip home!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Lara said...

This looks awesome!

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and 2 became 5 said...

I have a list of books on good reads that are half finished because I keep hearing about books like this that I would rather read than finish what I have already started......can't wait to pick this one up.

missy said...

i always get the best book ideas from you!

Savannah Thorne said...

my mom just had one of those days! except my dad wasnt here... and i was working out. i came home to starving kids hehe

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