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If you are already in the trenches of rebuilding a desperate community, or if you are sensing God's call to such a ministry, this book will serve as a compass, a reference tool, and a source of encouragement and wisdom. Filled with practical counsel born from decades of experience on the front lines of restoration, this book covers concerns such as racial reconciliation, relocating your family to a needy community, redistribution of skills, finances, and education, and much ...
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Overview

If you are already in the trenches of rebuilding a desperate community, or if you are sensing God's call to such a ministry, this book will serve as a compass, a reference tool, and a source of encouragement and wisdom. Filled with practical counsel born from decades of experience on the front lines of restoration, this book covers concerns such as racial reconciliation, relocating your family to a needy community, redistribution of skills, finances, and education, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801054631
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of nine books, including Let Justice Roll Down.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9
1 What Is Christian Community Development? 17
2 Toward a Theology of Christian Community Development 27
3 Understanding Poverty 47
4 The Character of a Developer: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Leader? 61
5 Relocation: Living in the Community 75
6 Reconciliation: Loving God and Loving People 107
7 Redistribution: Empowering the Community 139
8 The Local Church and Christian Community Development 163
9 Indigenous Leadership Development 181
10 Christian Community Development and the Family: Counting the Costs, Counting the Rewards 195
11 How to Start a Christian Community Development Ministry 211
In Conclusion 237
About CCDA 239
CCDA Member Organizations 243
Notes 251
The Call and Task of Christian Community Development: A Resource Guide 255
Contributing Authors 265
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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Excellent Book!

    If you are an urban practicioner or an urban minister...this book is for you. Excellent examples of best practices and simple to read.

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