Review of THE CARE EFFECT: Unleashing the Power of Compassion by David Crosby

Publisher: New Hope Publishers | Published: May 9, 2016 | Formats: eBook  and paperback (176 pages) | ASIN: B01E0MHFII and ISBN: 9781596694712 | Origin: NetGalley


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THE CARE EFFECT: Unleashing the Power of Compassion by David Crosby is about a Christian Ministry based on the Great Commandment of love thy neighbor. It all begins with this author’s early life inside a church planting family but quickly leads into the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. From inside New Orleans to Papua New Guinea, this author demonstrates who is thy neighbor, where to find your neighbor, and how this is all made clear through the Good Samaritan and other Scripture readings.

Author David Crosby brings us to the point where we must reflect on charity, ministry, and good works, through the questions at the end of each section, and we’ll learn where we are in helping our neighbor. How can we and our church family do better? And most importantly, are we doing these good works for human accolades or for so much more?

An inspiring and vinegary read where we’ll learn more about our own mindset on helping all in need rather than doing just what is comfortable for us. Are we crossing on the other side to avoid the scene before us, or are we moving in to help even when helping means putting down our own barriers?


***This opinion is my own.***



Inside THE CARE EFFECT: Unleashing the Power of Compassion by David Crosby is a Christian Ministry based on the Great Commandment. Love thy neighbor is simultaneously taught and learned through pastors, sponsors, tragedy, resilience, and experience.  

In many ways, during Hurricane Katrina and afterward, people stepped forward without regard to themselves to aid those in need, but also, daily life will demonstrate when we all must ask ourselves who is really our neighbor? What can we do to help? 

The lessons learned travel around the globe to aid and move past the uncomfortable barriers to keep The Great Commandment consistent, real, and without partiality.