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In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence
4.55
really liked it
None
Aug 16, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
 
There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
4.26
really liked it
None
not set
Aug 30, 2007
 
Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works
3.62
liked it
None
Nov 06, 2007
Sep 08, 2007
 
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
4.13
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 14, 2008
 
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
4.43
it was amazing
None
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith
3.85
really liked it
None
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
3.97
it was amazing
None
Feb 25, 2014
Jun 19, 2012
 
Small Things with Great Love: Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor
3.90
really liked it
None
Jul 26, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
3.94
really liked it
None
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
 
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
3.73
really liked it
None
Sep 02, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
 
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
4.14
really liked it
None
Jan 25, 2015
Oct 22, 2014
 
Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
4.03
really liked it
None
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development
4.26
None
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement
3.96
really liked it
None
Dec 23, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
4.49
it was amazing
This is a sobering read, but insightful.
Apr 24, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
 
Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practice of Transformational Development
4.19
liked it
This book is difficult to read, but rich with insight if you can wade through it. I learned a great deal.
Sep 2007
Aug 06, 2007
 
A Framework for Understanding Poverty
3.89
it was ok
I suppose this book is helpful to people who are genuinely at a loss to understand poverty at all. It would be infinitely better if there were more co ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
 
Evangelism
3.95
really liked it
This is a thought provoking and insightful look at reaching out through word and deed. However, it was written almost 30 years ago, and much of the da ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jan 12, 2009
 
Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor
4.07
it was amazing
This book has a great deal of wisdom about charity and community development in the life of a Christian. Much of it is composed of things I already kn ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2012
May 16, 2008
 
The Hole in Our Gospel
4.17
it was amazing
In a world with great poverty and despair, what does God expect of his people? If our neighbors are people of relative affluence, what concern should ...more
May 15, 2010
May 11, 2010
 
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
4.24
really liked it
When Helping Hurts is a helpful and necessary book that I'd recommend to others interested in the best practices of mercy ministry and community devel ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation
4.16
really liked it
A sobering but worthwhile read. Important history for those interested in race in the church broadly, but particularly in Memphis or conservative Pres ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.15
it was amazing
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is simply an excellent read. Fadiman skillfully describes the collision of two worlds, wester ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.05
really liked it
For someone who tends to be easily bored by anything happening in a lab, I was engrossed in this story. Skloot did an excellent job of blending scienc ...more
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
4.12
it was amazing
It may not seem like another take on what is broken about the criminal justice system is needed, but I'm glad to have read this.
Oct 15, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
 
The Blood of Emmett Till
4.22
really liked it
"We are still killing black youth because we have not yet killed white supremacy." Tyson is a gifted writer and a meticulous researcher. Emmett Till w ...more
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
4.40
it was amazing
After the President-Elect's comments about voter fraud, I can think of few issues more important for all citizens to understand. This book is essentia ...more
Dec 10, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
 
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
3.87
really liked it
We all ought to be concerned about how data is being used in nefarious ways, particularly against the most vulnerable. I think there is a great deal o ...more
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
Some rambling thoughts here: http://www.thisclassicallife.com/?p=3056
Jul 19, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
4.61
it was amazing
If you are not familiar with Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative, please watch his TED talk, it's worth the time. https://www ...more
Dec 24, 2014
Dec 23, 2014