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Generation Change Review by Kim Kargbo

Zach Hunter
5300 Patterson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49530

Zach Hunter is a teenager who is breaking the mold. Similar to Alex and Brett Harris and others before him, he is challenging his generation to throw off the stereotypes and make a difference - to be the change. The subtitle of his book is "roll up your sleeves and change the world."

In this book, he surveys young people who are making a difference in their world, or in the wider world, and how they are accomplishing that. The stories range from holding a fundraiser for a specific cause, to starting their own non-profit organization. Zach takes a look at 14 different topics, or avenues, for change. Those topics are: shelter, justice, kindness, poverty, health, education, thanks, clothing, hunger, truth, environment, creativity, unity and friendship.

In each chapter, Zach examines the specific issue, gives some facts, statistics, and information regarding the need for change in that area, and explores the Biblical basis for applicable change. He then goes on to highlight an organization, or a person who is creating change in that context, and proceeds to brainstorm ideas for young people to choose from (or springboard from), in order to begin the process of producing change. The ideas he suggests are practical, relevant, and very doable.

This is a book that should be read by every teenager and preteen. Zach has an easy and friendly writing style that feels like he is conversing with you. At the end of the book, you feel like he's a friend, walking the road of change with you. This book will inspire people of all ages to find some way to be involved in creating a better world - not just for the sake of making the world better - but for the sake of glorifying Christ by following His Gospel. Zach pulls no punches about his motivation for change. His faith is what drives him, and it will inspire you as well!

Product Review by Kim Kargbo, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, February 2012