Zach Hunter is a teenager who is breaking the mold. Similar to
Alex and Brett Harris and others before him, he is challenging
his generation to throw off the stereotypes and make a difference - to
be the change. The subtitle of his book is "roll up your sleeves
and change the world."
In this book, he surveys young people who are making a difference
in their world, or in the wider world, and how they are accomplishing
that. The stories range from holding a fundraiser for a specific
cause, to starting their own non-profit organization. Zach takes
a look at 14 different topics, or avenues, for change. Those topics
are: shelter, justice, kindness, poverty, health, education, thanks,
clothing, hunger, truth, environment, creativity, unity and friendship.
In each chapter, Zach examines the specific issue, gives some
facts, statistics, and information regarding the need for change
in that area, and explores the Biblical basis for applicable change.
He then goes on to highlight an organization, or a person who is
creating change in that context, and proceeds to brainstorm ideas
for young people to choose from (or springboard from), in order
to begin the process of producing change. The ideas he suggests
are practical, relevant, and very doable.
This is a book that should be read by every teenager and preteen.
Zach has an easy and friendly writing style that feels like he
is conversing with you. At the end of the book, you feel like he's
a friend, walking the road of change with you. This book will inspire
people of all ages to find some way to be involved in creating
a better world - not just for the sake of making the world better - but
for the sake of glorifying Christ by following His Gospel. Zach
pulls no punches about his motivation for change. His faith is
what drives him, and it will inspire you as well!