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Good God, Lousy World, & Me: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date October 15, 2013
Pages 191
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781601425089
ISBN-10 1601425082
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $22.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “In this extraordinary memoir of grace, one of the foremost human rights advocates of the last half century shares her brutally and hilariously honest story of finding God on one of the most unlikely, irreverent, and utterly beautiful pilgrimages through life as it actually is.”
—Gary A. Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission

“It used to be that my own religious philosophy was to work hard, charm everyone within spittin’ distance, and do a lot of crafts. So how did this hard-core leftist skeptic find peace and happiness among Bible-quoting, praying-out-loud, born-again evangelicals? I realized that my two choices—the existence of a loving God or the reality of evil—weren’t the only options. Option three is that God is good and the world is lousy. But wait. There’s more. God knows the world is lousy. Knows it, hates it, and wants us to do something about it...”
—Holly Burkhalter, Good God, Lousy World & Me
 
For over thirty years, Holly Burkhalter has worked as an international rights advocate for victims of genocide, rape, and injustice.
 
Throughout most of her career, the heartbreak she encountered around the world—and in her own life—had convinced her that there was no such thing as a loving God. How could there be? If God  was there, he should be charged as a war criminal for tolerating atrocities against the young, the poor, and the vulnerable. 
 
Then, Holly discovered a new truth: God was there—in the grief, in the violence, in the questions. And God was good.
 
It was the greatest, hardest, most radiant surprise of her life.
 
This is her story.

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from Random House Inc (October 15, 2013); titled "Good God, Lousy World, & Me: The Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith"
9781601425089 | details & prices | 191 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $22.99
About: “In this extraordinary memoir of grace, one of the foremost human rights advocates of the last half century shares her brutally and hilariously honest story of finding God on one of the most unlikely, irreverent, and utterly beautiful pilgrimages through life as it actually is.
Paperback
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from Random House Inc (November 18, 2014)
9781601425102 | details & prices | 197 pages | 4.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.99
About:  “In this extraordinary memoir, one of the foremost human rights advocates of the last half century shares her brutally and hilariously honest story of finding God.

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