Real Hope in Chicagoby Wayne L. Gordon
Pub. Date: 09/12/1995
When Wayne Gordon and his wife started a Bible study for high school kids in North Lawndale,
This dramatic account of urban church outreach is a model for racial reconciliation, urban-suburban church partnering, and practical Christian impact on a neighborhood. (This is a Lightening Print, Inc., print-on-demand title and can be ordered only from Spring Arbor.)
When Wayne Gordon and his wife started a Bible study for high school kids in North Lawndale, Chicago, people warned them that a white couple moving into a black neighborhood as a recipe for disaster. That was twenty-five years ago. Today, what began as the Gordons' seedling Bible study has become the Lawndale Community Church. It has a staff of 150, has renovated more than 100 local apartments, has helped more than 50 young people graduate from college, runs a medical clinic that treated 50,000 patients in 1994, and has become a vital part of rebuilding an inner-city neighborhood into a community of faith and hope. Real Hope in Chicago is Wayne Gordon's inspiring account of how people, white and black, rich and poor, old and young, worked together to transform a decaying neighborhood into a place where love is lived out in practical and miraculous ways. It offers an exciting model for interracial cooperation, urban-suburban church partneringand real hope for the inner cities of our nation.
Author Biography: Wayne L. Gordon moved with his wife to North Lawndale in 1970 and founded the Lawndale Community Church, which he currently co-pastors with Carey Casey. He founded the Christian Community Development Association with John Perkins. He is co-author of Standing Fats: Ministry in an Unfriendly World.
Randall Frame is director of communications for Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and senior writer for Christianity Today magazine.
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This is an amazing true story. A great read for anyone. Wayne L. Gordan really knows how to catch you and bring you with him on the entire journey. You will feel like you lived in Lawndale and worked right beside his team. Motivating, Encouraging and Realistic! Please read!