SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Devin D. Thorpe, author of the new book, Your Mark On The World: Stories of service that show us how to give more with a purpose without giving up what's most important, is inviting all who are willing, especially activists and crusaders who are passionate about making the world a better place, to join him in the growing dialogue around his new book, available on Amazon. Upon its opening this week, the new book has already placed 12th on Amazon's list of books on philanthropy, and enthusiasm and awareness of the book is growing rapidly.
Your Mark On The World shares stories of people who are leaving the world better for their being here and ideas to empower everyone to magnify their impact. Stories include:
- The life-and-death struggle of a woman to survive Pol Pot's killing fields ultimately to create an orphanage to rescue destitute children
- A grandfather's personal crusade to cure cystic fibrosis to ensure that his two afflicted grandchildren will attend his funeral and not he theirs
- A successful executive's decision to walk away from his career to volunteer among those suffering from leprosy
"Your Mark On The World is just part of the dialogue we are creating in hopes of unifying passionate, cause oriented people in a universal effort to solve the world's big problems," says Thorpe. "We are all looking to be inspired so that we can have the impact we dream of having, to give our lives greater meaning. Please share your passion with us online."
Allyson Smith, who with her husband and six children circumnavigated the globe doing service projects and is included in the book said, "Our service trip was so much more meaningful than we ever thought it could be for our entire family that we are eager to share the story in hopes that other families can experience the joy that comes from selfless service, too."
Rabbi Benny Zippel, who created Project HEART as an outreach program to rescue at-risk Jewish teenagers in residential treatment programs in Utah commented, "By helping troubled teens to identify with their roots and with their faith, we help them rediscover purpose and meaning in their lives; it is work we do one by one because everyone is worthy of love."
Those with an interest in sharing more about their causes can connect with the Your Mark On The World community on Twitter by following @devindthorpe and by using the hashtag #yourmarkontheworld. Readers can also find the community on Facebook at facebook.com/YourMarkOnTheWorld. Everyone on the web can read and comment on the author's blog at YourMarkOnTheWorld.com.
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