The Same Kind of Human: Seeing the Marginalized and Exploited through Eyes of Grace
Using lived experiences, excerpts from her book Cry Purple, Scripture, and a wealth of practical advice, Christine McDonald sets out here to change hearts, minds, and attitudes toward the most exploited and marginalized of those among us: prostitutes, addicts, and the homeless. In helping us to see their humanity, she empowers us to reach out with arms of love, messages of hope, and real help. More
"Perhaps the separation between someone like him and someone like me…was not so wide after all. Perhaps we were just two sides of the same coin, two facets of the same kind of human."
To the everyday person, these words conjure up a variety of thoughts. How does one arrive there? Is it by choice? Why don’t they just stop, or go get a job? Can a person like this really change?
Christine "Clarity" McDonald, survivor of human trafficking and author of the memoir Cry Purple, challenges the biases and assumptions we commonly hold about exploited and marginalized populations. Through stories of her own lived experiences, Scripture, thought-provoking commentary, and practical resources, she unveils the humanity of these individuals and helps us to see them through the eyes of Jesus—eyes of grace. In helping us see the humanity of those we often judge or shun, she empowers us to instead reach out with arms of love and a message of hope.
CHRISTINE "CLARITY" MCDONALD
is an internationally recognized author and speaker on the social injustices facing marginalized populations today. As a survivor of human trafficking, homelessness, and addiction, Christine is on a mission to bring justice and awareness to the forefront of social change through legislative work, speaking, and compassion. She is a believer in Jesus Christ, director of www.christinesvision.org, and the Program Director of the Restoration House of Greater Kansas City. She resides in the St. Louis area with her young son, Rickster.
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