10% of the proceeds from sales of Hope for Children in Poverty will go to the Children in Poverty initiative, American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
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Editors Ron Sider and Heidi Unruh have drawn together the expertise of academics, activists, pastors, and social service professionals to consider the lives and special concerns of children living in povertybiblically, educationally, physically, sociologically, politically.
This comprehensive reader does more than just analyze the problems. It takes a giant step forward in exploring real solutions through public policy and faith-based organizations. Read the words of the children themselves in interviews, profiles, and poetry. And learn from those who are already making a difference in the lives of poor and low-income children.
"The stories of hope that emerge from community ministries empower the reader to seek to live out the gospel in the here and now. Hope for Children in Poverty is a valuable resource that demonstrates how prayer, advocacy, and service transform lives of people from all socioeconomic levels." Faith and Justice Connection (an e-newsletter from Sojourners), August 18, 2009
"HOPE for Children in Poverty: Profiles and Possibilities is one of the most essential tools that I would recommend as a must read for anyone involved in youth work in the United States." Steven E. S. Bussey, Suffern, NY (as posted on Amazon.com)
"This is the book I have been waiting for somebody to publish for years."
"Their compassionate exploration of this topic is both broad and deep...This book is a valuable contribution to the growing missiological discussion about what are increasingly termed 'children at risk'." Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2008
"...a concrete starting point for those in government, social services and churches looking for solutions to these desperate problems." Publishers Weekly, April 9, 2007
Heidi Unruh has researched and written extensively about church-based community ministry, including co-authoring the books Churches That Make a Difference; Hope for Children in Poverty; Saving Souls, Serving Society; and Equipping Christians for Kingdom Purpose in Their Work. As a ministry consultant, trainer and coach, she specializes in helping the people of God care well for neighbors and work toward the flourishing of their community, particularly by coming alongside vulnerable children and families. She is an alumni of Palmer Seminary. Heidi and her husband Jim are raising their family in Hutchinson, KS.
Ronald J. Sider (1939-2022) was professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy as well as director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. A widely known speaker and writer, Dr. Sider was also president of Evangelicals for Social Action, publisher of PRISM magazine, and a contributing editor to Christianity Today and Sojourners magazines. His Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger was recognized by Christianity Today as one of the one hundred most influential religious books of the twentieth century.
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