Sunday, October 20, 2013

Choose Justice

Choose-Justice-Cover-image-204x300Choose Justice – A Daily Lifestyle

Available at World Vision Canada

About the product

Most of us are aware that we have a  role to play in making our world a more just and equitable place, but we’re not sure where to start. In Choose Justice, participants will discover that they are not alone on the journey to justice. God loves justice too and longs for His people to follow Him in bringing restoration to our world and to those who have been left on the margins of society. Choosing justice a daily basis—at the mall, at the table, in our celebrations—will change our lives, the lives of those around us and the lives of people we may never meet. With Christ, we can participate in building a better world through the many choices we make every day.

  • Six video sessions featuring Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne in casual conversation
  • 40 page Conversation Guide suitable for personal or group study
  • Interior placeholder to include a personalized note from your church or denomination
Tony and Shane - EasternThe hosts
Shane Claiborne

From working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to founding The Simple Way in inner city Philadelphia, Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.”

Tony Campolo

Named by Christianity Today as one of the 25 most influential preachers of the last 50 years, Tony Campolo is a sociologist, pastor, author of more than 38 books, social commentator, and sought after speaker.

My Thoughts

I recently picked up the Choose Justice DVD in order to proceed with my review and while reading the back of the package I saw that it was touching various part of someone life: lifestyle, at the table, at the party, at the mall, at the bank, in community.   They I stopped myself… because I recognize three of these subjects from the discussions I had with my oldest son who was now attending youth group.  He would share what they had talked during their Tuesday evening meetings and had mentioned that the Justice theme would go on for six weeks.  Six weeks…. mmmm!  This DVD had six sessions.   Could it be a coincidence?   As I walked toward the kitchen where I knew I would find him, I knew what would be his answer.   After all, he had mentioned about justice at the table, justice at the mall and just the day before the youth had done a canning drive in the neighborhood of the church as an activity for the justice in the community.   So hiding the DVD package, I asked him innocently if there was by any chance that they watched a DVD during their six weeks on Justice.  His quick eyes had seen part of the cover and he says “It looks like the guys we watched.”   I showed him the DVD package and he affirmatively told me that it was the same thing that they had just completed.   Interesting.

He told me that the sessions were interesting and thought provoking.  But I didn’t want to write this review based on his thoughts only.  So I decided to watch some of the sessions.

For the get go, the two hosts is strongly encouraging people to   think about if we are living a lifestyle that Jesus wants us to live.   I really like it when Tony Campolo is mentioning that if you can share what you have with another believer who is struggling.   The hosts are also encouraging people to get out of debt in order to be able to live more freely.

The package also contains a conversation guide that is based on the sessions on the DVD.  Each session starts with a discover – i.e. watch the session on the DVD.   Then you can expand with the Discuss in order to discuss with your group about what you have seen and the Decide part which will encourage your to Choose Justice Daily.   Finally, the session is close with a prayer that you can use to encourage everyone to stand up for justice in their daily lives.


One of the sessions that really touched my son while attending youth was the Justice at the Table.  He couldn’t believe how much waste there was from daily lives.   In our home, we try to use as much of the fruit or vegetable as we can.   We own a Vitamix that we use to purée the parts of a fruit or a vegetable that most people would throw out.    My husband is a great encourager on this specific issue.     I also watched this session and  I was strongly encouraged to explore gardening in our backyard.  I have been interested in doing so for quite some time but never took the time to design and plan in order to do so.  But I think that next year, we will be able to built a above ground garden and plant some nice veggies for our family.   We usually share with people in our lives when we do so.  For example, this year, we processed 250 lbs of tomatoes and made salsa that we share with friends and family.   Recently, my oldest son had an assignment to do a friendship bread recipes that gave 4 loaves. We could keep one and then he had to share some with friends and give two away to people in need.   Turns out that we had a friend coming that evening and she knew two families that were struggling – we quickly made two boxes to give some salsa, jam, onion jelly as well as the friendship bread so we can bless these two families.  It was fun to do this on a spontaneous way.

To be honest, I am particularly pleased on the fact that I have the opportunity to review a product that my child has been exposed to through his youth meetings.   Having in hand will allow us to use it with the other kids as they enter the youth ages.      After watching the DVD, I can say that this is perfect for youth and adult alike.  It’s a great way to discover how you can change your daily lifestyle in order to be able to promote justice on a daily basis.

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Disclaimer: Thanks to Graf-Martin and World Vision Canada for sending me the above mentioned title for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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