In this book, Michael McNamee, well known for his wit, candor and poignant storytelling, delves into the topic of compassion. Having been raised during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, Michael understands the fear, pain and instability of an ethno-political conflict. His life-long mission to help the marginalized comes alive in his stories and thoughts in this book.
Over the last four decades, he has travelled the world igniting change. Michael is a renowned public speaker, and philanthropist whose love for people is evident in the countless tales of adventure from his time spent in the trenches. He is as comfortable entertaining crowds as he is digging out a sewer.
Michael challenges us to move beyond feeling sorry for people in need and act upon those emotions. Therefore, we must not just Choose Compassion but cross the road. If you want a passive read that leaves you feeling good, this is not the book. This is a call to action. You will be inspired, and motivated to launch your own quest to change the world.
In his book, CHOOSE COMPASSION Cross the Road, Michael McNamee invites us to tag along on his inspiring journey to a life of compassion.
He and his wife, Beryl, have dedicated their lives to serving the poor and planting churches across Europe. Their faithfulness, sacrifice, and labor have given hope to countless thousands of people. But this book is more than a compelling autobiography. It’s a challenge for each of us to embark on our own journey to be used by God to
make the world a better place.
—Hal Donaldson, CEO & Founder of Convoy of Hope
Michael McNamee has been a “Good Samaritan,” reaching the last and the least across the entire continent of Europe for over thirty years. To say that he is driven by compassion is a gross understatement. He has the uncanny ability to connect with people who have been disconnected from society. If you want to hear from someone who uses real-life stories and a “gut check” authenticity to reach people of all backgrounds, start reading now. Do yourself a favor and dive into this book with an open heart and mind. You won’t regret it.
—Brad Rosenberg, Lead Pastor, Tri-County Assembly, Fairfield, OH
Jesus cared about people! He was “moved with compassion.” Always! This book on compassion, written by my good friend Michael McNamee, is urgently needed in these days of crises. Compassion is certainly the most telling barometer of a true Christian.
—Dan Betzer, Pastor, First Assembly of God, Fort Myers, FL.
I have observed Michael McNamee for more than 40 years passionately seizing opportunities to make an impact with the gospel. He set the curve on creatively utilizing ministries of compassion to plant churches in challenging places throughout Europe—and whole communities have been affected because of his compassion, vision and diligence. This book reflects His unwavering commitment and will inspire readers to follow his example.
—Randy Hurst Advancement Director Assemblies of God World Missions