Monday, February 3, 2014

The Locust Effect - Book Giveaway

It’s here! This is launch week for The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros.

"The terror of poverty lies in the poor person's vulnerability to violence." << Yet despite this, we have the opportunity to CHANGE THEIR EVERYDAY! 
How, you ask, can we change their everyday? By awakening the world to the hidden plague of violence!

And GUESS WHAT? I am giving away a copy of The Locust Effect to equip you to shine a light on the hidden plague of violence.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN ENTER (through Rafflecopter down below):

  1. LIKE International Justice Mission on Facebook.
  2. LIKE @IJM on Twitter.
  3. LIKE @CharityKlicka on Twitter.
  4. LIKE Footprints in the Sand on Facebook.
  5. TWEET two different tweets to promote the sale of The Locust Effect, and this giveaway.
  6. PIN the header image on Pinterest.
  7. COMMENT down below with your answer to: What steps are you going to take to help put an end to violence?

SIDE NOTE: If you buy The Locust Effect this week, $20 will go to International Justice Mission to fight violence against the poor: >> HOW cool is that?

To read more about The Locust Effect, check out this blog post: Will You Change Their Everyday? | The #LocustEffect


  1. To be very honest, the first thing I need to do to end violence is to start learning more about it. I'm truthfully a bit ignorant. Also, of course, prayer for the people trapped in violent situations is what I currently do.

  2. Agreed with Rachel, I need to learn more. I plan on reading the book - maybe do a book club. I live in a rough neighborhood; I'm going to begin to ask questions and get an idea for things here locally (just north of Boston). A quote from the q-cast between Gabe Lyons and Gary Haugen said something along the lines of people are being violent to poor people because they can -- is that desperation because of other laws, racism, scraping for power, lack of education, etc? I would like to understand the preexisting laws and mentalities that influence people to do violence to others in the first place. This means I need to learn and add my voice to petitions that cry out to legislators. So, I will become educated, speak up, attempt to "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly". I will add my prayers to Rachel's and seek wisdom of how to better get involved.

  3. Absolutely EVERYTHING Rachel Heffington said. I don't usually watch the news or educate myself on things like this because I feel everything so deeply and personally and it tears my heart apart to know that darkness - crap like this - even exists within our world. I suppose it's the Idealist about me. Anyway . . . I need to become more educated, painful as it may be to learn about such things. Thanks for sharing this info and opportunity to educate ourselves, Charity! I admire your brave go-getter voice-for-the-less-fortunate-heart, I really do.

  4. Not sure if my last comment went through or not. Anyway . . . the gist was that I admire your bravery to be a voice for the voiceless when sometimes I would love to emulate people like you more often, but are simply more comfortable to stick my idealist head in the sand. The first thing I need to do is educate myself honestly. Thanks for the chance to do so.


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