Street Saints: Renewing America's Cities

Street Saints: Renewing America's Cities

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by Barbara J. Elliott
     
 

Based on eight years of hands-on experience and more than 300 interviews, Street Saints is both a book of motivational stories about unsung heroes and a sociological study of the "faith factor," documenting faith-based programs that are treating social maladies in America. This book takes readers on a tour of communities and institutions in America

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Based on eight years of hands-on experience and more than 300 interviews, Street Saints is both a book of motivational stories about unsung heroes and a sociological study of the "faith factor," documenting faith-based programs that are treating social maladies in America. This book takes readers on a tour of communities and institutions in America where faith-based initiatives are making a difference. It offers inspiration, role models, and guidelines for people who would like to give back to their own communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932031768
Publisher:
Templeton Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.28(d)

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Michael Sweeney
Mother Teresa of Calcutta held that poverty in the United States is more severe than anywhere else in the world because, in this, the wealthiest nation on earth, poverty is not only acute, but also humiliating. In this engaging book, Barbara Elliott shows that American poverty is right now being addressed in our neighborhoods and cities in an American way -through faith. Read it and be heartened by what is occurring under our very noses; read it to discover what works, and why.
Rev., O.P., President, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Deal Hudson
Street Saints is a compelling look at what's right with America. No stranger to the political world, Barbara Elliott takes us deeper than political remedies can reach: the human heart. Faith works, she demonstrates in a plunge tour of our cities that it is not only inspiring, but persuasively researched.
publisher, Crisis magazine
Marvin Olasky
In this book Barbara Elliott unites knowledge and eloquence, an all-too-rare combination. Barbara introduced me to some terrific groups in Houston; now she is introducing the entire country to what she has learned. Take advantage of her understanding by making it your own.
University of Texas, Austin; editor of World magazine, author of Compassionate Conservatism and The Tragedy of American Compassion
Jim Towey
Street Saints powerfully portrays the difference that faith-based and community groups - as well as faith-filled people - are making in the lives of those in need in America. In an era of cynicism and anxiety, Street Saints offers inspiration and hope and shows how lives are being transformed by, as President Bush would say, America's 'armies of compassion.
former legal counsel to Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Bob Buford
Barbara Elliott is a hands-on hero. With the mind of a first rate policy analyst, she has a heart as big as Texas and she's not afraid to get out amongst 'em as the 300 interviews in Street Saints attests.
author of Halftime and Finishing Well and founder of Leadership Network

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