Make Poverty Personal Paperback

Taking the poor as seriously as the Bible does

by Ashley Barker;

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Make Poverty Personal

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God is concerned about poverty. Are you?

In a world of plenty, poverty abounds. But poverty is not new. And neither is God's deep concern for the poor; it is a theme deeply woven throughout the pages of Scripture. Yet, sadly, churches and individual Christians have too often been blind to this biblical emphasis, or they have been paralyzed into inaction by feelings of helplessness. It's time for this to change.

In this urgent, provocative book, Ash Barker offers both challenge and hope. Working his way through both testaments, Barker reflects on significant passages related to God's concern for the poor. These studies are interlaced with personal reflections--firsthand accounts from fifteen years of ministry among the poor. Whether you read this book alone or with your small group, you'll be challenged to make poverty personal.

"Ash Barker and the UNOH revolution invite us to hear, smell, and touch Jesus in his most distressing disguises, in the slums, with the poor, in the most abandoned places of empire in which we find ourselves."--Shane Claiborne, The Simple Way, Philadelphia

Ash Barker has served the poor for nearly twenty years. He is the founding director of Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH), a missionary order founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 1993 to work among the poor. Since 2002, Ash and his family have been involved with planting UNOH's first overseas community in Klong Toey, the largest slum in Bangkok, Thailand.

Make Poverty Personal by Ashley Barker was published by Baker Book House USA in March 2009 and is our 39083rd best seller. The ISBN for Make Poverty Personal is 9780801071898.

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Details for Make Poverty Personal

Page last updated 24th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker Book House USA (March 2009)
Number of Pages208
Thickness15 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1241365
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