Synopses & Reviews
"The one thing, on which we can all agree, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor. God is in the slums and in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them. 6,500 Africans are still dying every day of a preventable, treatable disease, for lack of drugs we can buy at any drug store. This is not about charity, this is about Justice and Equality." Bono
Bono, the lead singer of U2, was asked to address politicians and faith leaders at the national prayer breakfast in Washington, DC in 2006. This book, illustrated by rare photographs he took on his first trip to Ethiopia in 1986, is his powerful and provocative speech about the mesmerizing continent of Africa, the Tragedy of the AIDS emergency, and why people should take action on behalf of the poorest of the poor.
"Few people of our day are more committed to using their celebrity for the cause of the poor around the world than my friend Bono, who spoke so eloquently at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast." Rev. Billy Graham
"Inspirational words from a man of faith and action. Bono's message is one of unparalleled hope and challenge. He goes where others don't and makes us want to follow." President William J. Clinton
"AIDS is not merely a disease, but an assault on human dignity. We never anticipated that once we achieved our freedom we would face another challenge of this magnitude. We cannot win this fight on our own, and we rely on people like Bono to help us beat this pandemic." Nelson Mandela
"A superstar of rock speaking at a National Prayer Breakfast in a Republican White House? How strange is that? Yet it's testimony to the effectiveness of Bono's campaigning to help the marginalized and the poor. Read this book and then act on it!" Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Bono is the real deal. His passion for the sick and the poor is both genuine and deep. On this issue, he speaks with the conviction of a Old Testament prophet. Right after I heard him deliver this powerful message in Washington D.C., I told him, 'I'm becoming a musician because you're taking over my job!' Listen and learn from my friend." Pastor Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
"Bono just won't give up, will he? He won't give up until every hungry body is fed, lonely child is loved, and broken government is repaired. He just won't quit. And he makes me not want to either. Thanks, Bono." Max Lucado, senior pastor, Oak Hills Church, New York Times bestselling author
The lead singer of the award-winning rock band U2 delivers an inspiring and powerful message, based on the speech he gave at the 2006 NPB, offering a reflection on his own faith and a challenge to people of all faiths to reach across all boundaries and come together.