Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chivalry by Zach Hunter (Review)

  • Paperback: 240 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (June 21, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1414376356

  • Chivalry is alive and well— it’s just not what you expected

    It’s not a list of rules teaching guys how to treat girls. It’s a way for young men and women—all of us—to live justly in an unjust world. As a generation rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed, we are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But as we reach out to help those who are hungry, sick, or poor . . . we’re also seeing less civil and kind behavior in our daily lives. Less honor, mercy, selflessness, and love.

    Enter the cause of chivalry. Turning traditional notions of chivalry upside down, Zach Hunter draws from ten principles of the ancient knights and unites them with the teachings of Jesus, resulting in a code of personal justice that—if we live it out today—will transform us.

    Embark on the quest for chivalry . . . and every day will be an adventure as you discover how to defend others, act with integrity, and live with courage and significance.

    My Review:

    This was an inspirational Christian non fiction book targeted mainly to teen and college students. As a grown woman I also took away some valuable information. I felt the Holy Spirit convicting me on several of the ten principles laid out in the book. This book is not about knights and damsels or opening doors for women. It is about living with purpose and honorably. It applies to both male and females. I felt convicted to work on being more selfless and having greater control over my speech. Also I was inspired by the idea of having a quest. This young man obviously has at least one. I definitely recommend this book for anybody especially young adults.

    The 10 principles:
    I will not go on this journey alone
    I will never attack from behind
    I will practice self control and selflessness
    I will respect life and freedom
    I will fight only for the sake of those who are unable to defend themselves, for in the defense of justice.
    I will honor truth and will always keep my promises
    I will fear no evil
    I will always follow the law, unless it goes against what is moral and good
    I will live and die with honor
    I will never abandon my quest

    Zach Hunter is a teenage abolitionist and activist, spending much of his time working to end modern-day slavery around the world and fighting other problems in the world today. When he was twelve, he started a campaign called Loose Change to Loosen Chains, helping to raise awareness and money to free people from slavery. The author of Be the Change, Zach speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year, inspiring them to find their passion and make a change in the world

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