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The Shining Light

Almost 200 years ago, a teenager named George Williams launched the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) from a factory dorm room. Today, few know his name, and even fewer understand the passion and vision that launched a global nonprofit which still shines in 14,000 locations around the world.

Newman walks the reader through lost details of George Williams' life, bringing his legacy into the spotlight with practical teaching and inspiration for today's YMCA volunteers and leaders. He believes that if the YMCA will be true to its Christian mission and vision, the YMCA will shine even more brightly in a dark world.

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The Reason Why

The Reason Why tells the story of George Williams and the founding of the YMCA from a children's perspective. It share the history and the compelling reason why George Williams lead the creation of one of the most influential organizations in the world.