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Compassionate Conspiracy

The Compassionate Conspiracy

4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$19.95 $13.97


by Dr. Philip Johnson

#1 on the Amazon Bestseller List

As the world around us gasps for breath in an environment of unprecedented complexity and need, we find ourselves overwhelmed and asking is there anything we can do to make a difference? The Compassionate Conspiracy answers with a resounding Yes and serves as a practical guide to help readers discover their passion and develop their personal plan to make a world of difference.

Book Information

Book Information

Edition Paperback
ISBN 978-1-987857-35-1
Book Size 6X9
Number of pages 356
Published Date 05-2016

Reviews (7)

7 reviews for The Compassionate Conspiracy

  1. 5 out of 5


    Phil Johnson is passionate about compassion and conspiracy, a conspiracy to change the world for the better. He deftly combines a mass of global statistics on populations, poverty, disease, and more with his own deeply-felt vision for a new world, drawing on examples from his own extensive experience in the USA, Canada, Africa, and beyond. He lays out a road map, a way that we can join his compassionate conspiracy, a life path leading toward a better world for all. This is a must read for all who have concerns for the future in this increasingly complex world.

    – Richard, Amazon Reviewer

  2. 5 out of 5


    This book is the perfect balance of guide and personal storytelling. Dr. Phil Johnson draws from his own personal experiences and gave me a kick in the pants to start thinking on a more global scale – about how I can help the global community. I recommend this for anyone looking for some inspiration to start making a difference in the world.

    – Amy, Kindle Reviewer

  3. 5 out of 5


    The Compassionate Conspiracy is very inspirational and connects the reader not only with the challenges the world faces but also with the resources within to take action and contribute to creating a better reality for everybody. It is inspired in a dream, a vision and at the same time, it is grounded in its call to action. Definitely a must read for people who are called to live life to its fullest and in a meaningful way. Thumbs up! I recommend it. Thanks!

    – Judith, Kindle Reviewer

  4. 5 out of 5


    This book is a terrific help to jump start a meaningful life that is beyond the “all about me” disease which plaques so many of us. With facts and figures of the world situation as a background Phil Johnson will intrigue you with wonderful illustrations and clear signposting of how you can make a difference in the world, A must read for anyone who wants to find more meaning and purpose in life- and also a delightful read!

    – Melody, Amazon Reviewer

  5. 5 out of 5


    Well done Philip! I really appreciate the depth of research you put into this project. Recommended read.

    – Jared, Amazon Reviewer

  6. 4 out of 5


    With all of the texting, tweeting, and tapping we do on our smartphones, it’s easy to get distracted from life’s true meaning. Thankfully, to help us find our way, Dr. Phil Johnson has published, The Compassionate Conspiracy: A Field Guide to Changing the World – an inspirational guide to a purposeful existence.

    A lovely mix of his personal stories, along with well-known song lyrics, quotes, and research on world poverty and hunger, the book helps us answer the age-old question: “Why am I here?” Dr. Johnson also includes writing exercises and quizzes for reflection.

    The impetus for the book came from childhood. With a “calm wisdom” and realist world view, Dr. Johnson’s mother, who coordinated a food pantry for families in need, would spin a globe and pose, “Philip, where shall we go today?” As he took “voyages” around the world to places like Bolivia, Brazil, and Greenland, Philip soon realized he was most fascinated by Africa. Eventually in 2005, he traveled with his wife to Kenya where he contracted malaria and typhoid fever. Fortunately, he was quickly cured, but witnessing thousands of Africans suffering from famine and illness, he asked: “What can I do to make a difference?”

    The Compassionate Conspiracy is his answer to helping us all discover our passions and develop a personal plan to help those less fortunate. Dr. Johnson crafted this practical guide to connect the world. Did you know that the Latin origin of “conspiracy” is conspirare , which means “to breathe together.” He wanted to write a book so people could help others by “learning to breathe together for the common good, to breathe life into a suffocating world.”

    In the Conclusion, he states: “My singular purpose in writing The Compassionate Conspiracy is to spark a movement to achieve that compelling vision. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, I believe we have the wealth, the wisdom, and the will to breathe hope into the global family.”

    With more than 40 years working with corporations like Ford and IBM and with nonprofits like the United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Dr. Johnson is no stranger to helping people around the world. On top of that, he is an ordained minister and practicing pastor at the New Day Community Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Johnson participated in major international events, including the United Nations World Peace Conference in Israel in 1999.

    You will see the book is organized into four parts: 1) Our World is in Critical Condition, 2) The Compassionate Conspiracy, 3) the Compassionate Conspirators, 4) and A Guide to Becoming a Compassionate Conspirator.

    The foreword, aptly written by Dr. Nido Qubein, a motivational speaker, author, and chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Co., starts us off:

    “Remember, life is about choices. Decide here and now that you want to make the world a better place, and build a plan that will take you there!”

    Qubein is also President of High Point University in North Carolina. It would be difficult to put the book down at this point.

    As the author of six previous books, Dr. Johnson is familiar with writing and publishing, so be sure to get The Compassionate Conspiracy on your bookshelf too.

    – Chanticleer Editorial Book Reviews

  7. 5 out of 5


    With insight and humour, Dr. Phil Johnson offers an eminently readable manifesto on how to effect change in the world. Chock full of facts, this book at first educates, but then it moves on to inspire and to give real, practical advice to anyone who wants to get involved in making a world a better place.

    – Heather Westing, Goodreads Reviewer

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