Guest: Joe Klest: The Whole Truth: Raising Awareness Of Child Abuse in America

Author Joseph Klest is a Chicago, Illinois native who has practiced law for 30 years. He is well-respected by his peers and is nationally recognized for his work in helping abuse victims.

He is the coauthor of Illinois’s 2003 Child Protection Act, which expanded the statute of limitations to allow more victims to sue their abusers, and a member of the American Association for Justice – Childhood Sexual Abuse Litigation Group. He has argued abuse cases before the appellate and supreme courts. He has counseled thousands of sex abuse victims throughout the United States and around the world, and has handled over 500 sexual abuse cases against both individuals and institutions, including various Catholic diocese.

He is also the coauthor of the 2010 book Illinois Injury Law – A Reference for Accident Victims a guidebook for people who have been involved in serious accidents, or have family members who were, and need help sorting out the many legal, financial, medical and personal issues they face.

Joe also has several years of film production experience under his belt, including but not limited to his recent role as producer of “Defending a Monster”, a feature-length documentary regarding the trial of John Wayne Gacy. Joe is also one of the producers of “Some Girl(s)”, a 2013 theatrically-released narrative feature film.

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Disciple-making can be intimidating. You might think that someone who makes disciples has to be a teacher, a missionary, or someone who is seminary trained. Would it surprise you to know that disciple-making is just a lifestyle in which you offer people love, comfort, and encouragement where they live, work, and play?

Despite our weaknesses and fears, Jesus invites us to participate in the Great Commission by helping people live for Christ in the here and now. All you have to do is live intentionally, love God, and journey alongside others―life to life.

This ten-week Bible study with discussion questions spells out the “how” of making disciples through an alongsider approach to life. Discover and apply the practices of an alongsider, such as reading the Bible with others, asking questions, telling stories, encouraging application, and living on mission.

The Ways of the Alongsider can be used with small groups, in a class setting, or in a one-to-one discipling relationship.

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