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The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World
Join the parade of the new superheroes
The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World is a book about a new kind of superhero.
In the past, when we heard the word “hero” many of us would tend to picture a fearless soldier charging through enemy fire to save his companions or perhaps a fireman braving a burning building to rescue a child, or maybe some famous historic figure we place on a pedestal, or a comic book superhero that is saving the world.
While some of us still fall back on these iconic images, today our minds have opened to encompass a broader spectrum of the population when we hear the word “hero.” We have come to realize that ordinary people – male, female, young and old and in-between — can do extraordinary things. These everyday heroes are not concerned with creating headlines. They instead create peace, compassion and positive social change.
Award-winning author and journalist Burt Berlowe presents 60 of these stories in The Compassionate Rebel Revolution. “I wrote this book, ” Berlowe stated, “to highlight the inspiring, personal stories of compassionate rebels, average citizens whose extraordinary acts of caring and courage are making our world a better place to live for now and for future generations. In this second Compassionate Rebel anthology we continue to tell stories of ordinary citizens who have overcome adversity and channeled their anger at injustice into positive action.”
Compassionate rebels are the new real-life superheroes without the capes and the celebrity, with the super powers of compassion and courage and determination that can change the world in so many different ways that offer cause for hope in these troubled times.
These are the everyday heroes that live among us, who walk beside us and with us, who lead us onto a winding road of social transformation that is positively changing our politics, our culture and our way of life. Their powerful stories, being told publicly for the first time, will encourage you to find and unleash the compassionate rebel that resides in all of us, guides us through tough times, helps us find solutions to our most pressing problems, and makes us all potential agents of social change.
One by one and working together these real-life action figures from around the globe have turned adversity into triumph, compassion into commitment and anger into activism. Their stories, written by a variety of authors, cover a broad range of relevant topics that affect us all, including war and peace, civil and human rights, ecology and sustainability, education, community building, spirituality, health and wellness, electoral, corporate and media reform and other issues that affect the way we live our lives. In moving our of their comfort zone and standing up to the status quo they have changed the course of history.