Harvest Of Hope

Harvest Of Hope

by Kay Marshall Strom
     
 

Kay Marshall Strom shows you how small purchases (for example, a goat) from catalog-type ministries on behalf of others can get a Third World family or a village on the road to economic health. Kay offers here an invitation to discover the power and joy of giving that changes lives--yours, and the lives of people all over the world.See more details below

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Kay Marshall Strom shows you how small purchases (for example, a goat) from catalog-type ministries on behalf of others can get a Third World family or a village on the road to economic health. Kay offers here an invitation to discover the power and joy of giving that changes lives--yours, and the lives of people all over the world.

Editorial Reviews

Rachol Lonas in Pulpit Helps
Harvest of Hope has so many uplifting tales that show how financial gifts, great or small, truly can change someone's life for the present and for the eternal.
Katie Terrell for Quaker Life
. . . Readers will come away from this book feeling inspired to give but also with more awareness of the real needs of people in impoverished or disaster areas and how to judge which charity is right for you.
September 2007 ChristianBookPreviews.com
Kay offers here an invitation to discover the power and joy of giving that changes lives.
November 2007 Homelife
Harvest of Hope will inspire you to discover the radical impact one small gift can make in the future of another person.
Publishers Weekly

Curious about philanthropic "gift catalogues" that allow donors to sponsor a child, furnish medical supplies or buy an animal for an impoverished family, Strom followed the money through several organizations to trace the individual stories of recipients around the globe. Her intended audience is clearly Christian evangelicals who share the author's views that temporal assistance can and should also stand as a witness of God's love. The stories are gripping, inspiring and heart-wrenching-about abandoned street children in Senegal and hardscrabble mountain villages of remote Indian provinces, for example. And this is not your parents' philanthropy-these organizations have learned from the well-meaning but often culturally insensitive assistance of yore. Their programs are designed as partnerships with local communities and built for sustainability. Strom makes an effort to point out the stumbling blocks for many efforts, but mostly she writes through a lens of faith, occasionally bordering on the maudlin. Repeatedly negative characterizations of Islam mar the book, which is heavy with evangelical rhetoric. It ends with the satisfied stories of donors and the power that their sense of personal connection to recipients has wrought in their lives. The book is flawed, but cannot fail to inspire readers to stretch past donor fatigue and dig into their pocketbooks a little deeper. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830834426
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

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