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Activist calls Americans to worship through action Print Email
Written by Leslie Santamaria   
Monday, 11 November 2013 10:19 AM America/New_York

10DaysWithoutDaniel Ryan Day asked his wife three years ago a question that turned his world upside down: “What if making a difference in the world is as easy as walking into a business meeting without shoes?”

Working at a summer camp for orphans in Romania in 2005 sparked Day’s desire to make a difference. As a result, he decided to go without shoes for 10 days and blog about the experience to increase awareness about children going without shoes throughout the world. 

The blog struck a chord, receiving more than 2,000 views in the first month alone. Soon people began joining Day in giving up things such as coats, media and waste. 

Today, Day is director of content for Axis, an organization that aims to reach the next generation for Christ. His 10 Days Without: Daring Adventures in Discomfort That Will Change Your World and You (97814601424679, $13.99, Multnomah Books) chronicles his adventures going without certain things and serves as a handbook for others to act similarly, growing closer to God as a result.

Day says being born in America is more than a blessing, but “also a responsibility,” he writes. “Those of us with voices have an obligation, a duty, a charge to stand up for those who don’t.”

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