20 July 2007

rich christians in an age of hunger

We are now reading a book called "Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger." It is by Ronald Sider.

It should be required reading for anyone who follows Jesus. And this is not a beat-down for you (to show you how righteous we are in Africa...). No. This is a beat-down for us too. Even in Africa, we are very well off. More than any guilt-trip, though, this is an eye-opener.

This book examines the way that the poor of the world live as compared to the rest of us, the way that God feels about the poor through the Scriptures, and the response that we must have if we truly believe what we say we do. I'll post an excerpt from it soon. That little bit will take the average American (or any first-world) home and family and deconstruct it to the point where it would be synonymous with the 1.2 billion miserably poor in the world. Blew me away.

Until I can post that, order it from Amazon. You won't regret it. And you'll never be the same.

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