April 30, 2014

Reviewing "Ten Days Without" by Daniel Ryan Day

It’s one thing to say you care about the poor, the hurting and hungry, but it’s a completely different thing to do something about it. Daniel Ryan Day has done just that and you can read about it in his powerful book “Ten Days Without: Daring Adventures in Discomfort That Will Change Your World and You”. 

Daniel chose to give up certain necessities for ten days each and write about his experiences in doing so.  Over the course of each of these experiments, he impacted many people who couldn’t figure out why he was doing these radical things. He went ten days without shoes (including walking into dirty bathrooms barefoot) and ten days without furniture which resulted in lots of stares and lots of questions. His mission was to bring attention to the many needs that people have in our country and all over the world, and to bring about change in the people around him.  This book will definitely make you think, and if you decide to join the movement you can have a great impact on those around you.   

Here is a short summary of the purpose of the book from the publisher:
 “This compelling story and practical guide will equip you and your friends to break through walls of convenience and indifference. Join a movement that is confronting apathy and ignorance around the world to make an impact on people’s lives in a God-honoring way. Ten Days Without is where our good intentions end and making a difference in the world begins.”

I would recommend this book to anyone who desires to effect change in the world around them. Even if you don't see yourself going 10 days without shoes or furniture, you may get inspired to come up with your own challenges.  It's an interesting and thought provoking read which will definitely prompt discussion if you read it with a church group or book club. 
Head over to the author's website to find out more about him: http://danielryanday.com/

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review

1 comment:

Shannon Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing, Dawn. This sounds like something I'd really like to read. We have no idea how blessed we are in comparison to many others all over the world. God bless you!