February 27, 2012

Book and Bookmarker Giveaway!

Be The Change by Zach Hunter

Synopsis: Most people think the average teenager isn't capable of much beyond hanging with their friends and wasting time. But Zach Hunter isn't your average teenager. And he's hoping to show you that you're not either. Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He's even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you'll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet---homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS...the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they're too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he'll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you'll find the thing you're passionate about---and start making changes!

My Review: First off this is classified as a Religious Non-Fiction book. It does have a religious undertone so if that's not really your thing, then this book might not be good for you. This book was an eye opener for me on so many levels. I didn't know there were 27 million modern day slaves in the world. You don't always hear about these types of things especially when they're going on in your own backyard. 17,500 people are trafficked into the US every year and many of those are children. This needs to stop and this is sort of a "How-To" guide on how to get more proactive. This is more suited towards a teenager, but adults can benefit from reading it as well. 

Overall it was a good read and it caused me to research more about where the items in my home are made. A lot of countries overseas utilize child workers who toil away day and night to feed our addiction of wanting bigger and "better" things. 

To go along with this book I am giving away another lovely item from the wonderful Tabitha! I was so surprised to get this in the mail the other day so I just had to share. She does fantastic work and its all very affordable! 

This is a bookmark and it features a heart shaped bead at the bottom. There are three green beads leading to the heart and one large bead at the end. The chain is "silver" and it is all constructed professionally. I love Tabitha's items as they always come out looking beautiful. I think her bookmarks are so stylish and I know you'll love it. Also because it is so long in length you can actually mark  two different spots. How convenient is that?

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You can purchase this chain or other items by going to Treasured Heirlooms by Tabitha on Facebook.