Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty

Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty

by Scott Todd
     
 
In this accessible and straightforward book, Dr. Scott C. Todd outlines a battle plan and vision for the war on extreme poverty by pointing out the progress made in the last few decades. Most compellingly, he notes that In 1981, 52% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty (living on less than $1 a day). As of 2005 that number is 26%. “We have

Overview

In this accessible and straightforward book, Dr. Scott C. Todd outlines a battle plan and vision for the war on extreme poverty by pointing out the progress made in the last few decades. Most compellingly, he notes that In 1981, 52% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty (living on less than $1 a day). As of 2005 that number is 26%. “We have cut the percentage of people living in extreme poverty in half. And we did it in one generation!” the author asserts. Based on the themes of Isaiah 58, Fast Living presents a theological foundation, hard statistics, and human stories that can motivate a generation of Christians to end extreme global poverty. The book calls the church to lead the war on poverty by fasting and praying, and joining with organizations that are already doing mission and humanitarian work around the world. Dr. Todd encourages the Christian Church to take its rightful position in the battle against poverty. 100% of the proceeds from Fast Living will benefit children in need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936899005
Publisher:
Compassion International, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“A refreshing, even daring new perspective—extreme poverty doesn’t have to exist! Here’s a book that converts the skeptical and energizes the Church. There’s no place for extreme poverty to hide from the power of God’s people.” --Dr. Wess Stafford, President & CEO, Compassion International "Fast Living both strikes a chord and hits a nerve. It is insightful and provocative. It will help many people break free from the "low expectations" trap." --John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Author of The Me I Want to Be "Fast Living turns conventional thinking about poverty on its head and invites us to follow Christ in ways that profoundly change the world." --Stephen Bauman, President/CEO, World Relief “Dr. Scott Todd delivered one of the best presentations I’ve seen at Q ... The data are convincing, the call is compelling ... Scott is architecting one of the great efforts of the global Church.” --Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians and founder of Q "I loved, loved, loved it!" --Robin Hersma, mother of four and foster parent “Fast Living is a compelling call to have followers of Jesus Christ fast forward the end of extreme poverty. Scott Todd is a modern-day William Wilberforce who brings passion, Scripture, and strategy to ignite the Church for world-changing action.” --Peter Greer, President & CEO, HOPE International

Meet the Author

Dr. Scott Todd is the Senior Ministry Advisor of Compassion International and one of the chief architects of 58: Fast forward. The end of poverty. Combining his analytical background in academic research and immunology with his passion for the cause of Christ, he speaks plainly about what is possible when the Church bands together in strategic actions fueled with compassion. He is a champion for the poor. An encourager of the Church. And a voice speaking to a new generation of Christians eager to make a difference. For more from Dr. Scott Todd, visit his blog at truefast.live58.org.

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