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Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America

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Just Generosity calls Christians to examine their priorities and their pocketbooks in the face of a scandalous tendency to overlook those among us who suffer while we live in practical opulence. This holistic approach to helping the poor goes far beyond donating clothes or money, envisioning a world in which faith-based groups work with businesses, the media, and the gover ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Baker Books (first published 1999)
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Josh Mishler
First off, I gave this book 3 stars based on my enjoyment factor. (4 stars indicated I really liked it, which I wouldn't go that far) This isn't a "fun" read but it's content would be rated much higher. This is a book I think all Christians should read. I felt Sider did an excellent job of giving a Biblical foundation of how to view poverty and a comprehensive strategy for combating it. He argues for a holistic approach to ending poverty, one in which all the different societal institutions - ci ...more
Lindsey Culli
May 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Ron Sider presents his vision for ending poverty in America, and it is a very compelling vision. The book is essentially a call to action and asserts that the responsibility to end poverty starts with the church.
Mar 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Sider presents a plan to relieve poverty from an evangelical standpoint. His plan wasn't as informed or detailed as is necesary when producing national policy. Regardless, Sider's idea in itself, is an attempt to do something rather the status quo - nada.
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I was looking for a book with helps and new proposals. Instead what I found was a book with commentary and lots of statistics. All be it informative it was just kind of not what I thought. I did however gleam a few ideas and I jointed the evangelicas for social action network.
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Ronald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including The Early Church on Killing, the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, and The Scandal of the E ...more
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