Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America / Edition 2

Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America / Edition 2

by Ronald J. Sider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801066131

ISBN-13: 9780801066139

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

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…  See more details below

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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 government to help end poverty in the world's richest nation. This updated edition includes current statistics, policy recommendations, and discussions covering everything from welfare reform, changes to Medicade, and the Social Security debate.

"Sider's most important book since Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger."--Jim Wallis, author, God's Politics

"Sider knows how to lift up people in need.... [An] important and challenging book."--John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801066139
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
696,018
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles W. Colson and John J. DiIulio Jr9
Preface13
Acknowledgments16
Introduction19
Part 1 Poverty amidst Abundance
1 What Does Poverty Look Like?27
Part 2 A Holistic, Biblical Vision for Empowering the Poor
2 A Biblical Foundation49
3 A Comprehensive Strategy77
Part 3 Implementing the Vision
4 If I Work, Can I Earn a Family Income?99
5 Broken Families and Rising Poverty121
6 Does Justice Include Health Care for the Poor?139
7 Quality Education for Everyone153
8 Could Welfare Empower the Poor?175
9 Other Important Issues Affecting the Poor195
Part 4 The Generous Christians Generation
10 We Can End the Scandal213
Afterword by Eugene F. Rivers, 3rd223
Notes225
Bibliography251
List of Organizations257
Subject Index261
ScriptureIndex265

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