Dirty Faith

Bringing the Love of Christ to the Least of These

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Put Your Faith Into Action

Do you ever feel like something in your faith is missing, that going to church, studying the Bible, and tithing just aren't enough? There has to be more, right? What would it look like to truly follow Christ and not just believe in him?

David Nowell asked the very same questions, and was led to minister to the "least of these," whom God loves deeply. In Dirty Faith, Nowell shares powerful stories of faith in action, and encourages us to move with him from the sidelines to the front line, to get our hands dirty helping the hopeless, the disenfranchised, and the poor.

Loving as God loves is central to the gospel, whether that means taking in foster children, ministering to inmates at the local jail, or something else God has in mind just for you. Let this inspiring book help you find what's been missing in your faith.


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David Nowell has challenged not only our view of the church's responsibility in light of the worldwide plague of violence on children--from poverty to homelessness to prostitution--he has challenged our view of Jesus Christ. Nowell's Jesus has dirt under his fingernails and calluses on his hands. The Word becoming flesh is not just incarnation, it is a holiness that is willing to be stained by the brokenness of a world that would abuse an innocent child. I want my staff to read this book. It will challenge them to do what is required of them, and then some.

Dr. Walter Crouch, President/CEO, Appalachia Service Project

Filled with unforgettable stories from the field, Nowell's writing will both break your heart and lift your vision. Dirty Faith is a must-read for those who want to put their faith into action by serving others.

Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor, The Moody Church

Nowell's prophetic call strikes like a hammer on the anvil of Scripture. No reader will feel entirely comfortable here, myself included. Yet alongside the ringing iron is the whisper of grace, both the wellspring and the ultimate end of all Christian service.

Jedd Medefind, president, Christian Alliance for Orphans

In his compelling voice, David Nowell leads readers to discover what it looks like to truly love 'the least of these' and shine the light of Christ into some of the world's darkest places. Filled with unforgettable stories from the field, Nowell's writing will both break your heart and lift your vision. This insightful book motivates every believer to act with biblical wisdom, practical actions, and compelling clarity. Dirty Faith is a must-read for those who want to put their faith into action by serving others.

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor, The Moody Church


The Author

  1. David Z. Nowell
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    David Z. Nowell

    David Z. Nowell (www.davidznowell.com) is an author, speaker, and President of Hope Unlimited for Children, a Christian nonprofit that ministers to sex-trafficked children, street orphans, and child prisoners.  Prior to joining Hope in 2007, he spent most...

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