From The Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions

From The Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions

by JoAnn Butrin

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From The Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions by JoAnn Butrin

John D. Rockefeller spent millions of dollars on a study to determine how to give money away without creating dependency. Most of this was done in Venezuela, but it encompassed many other countries where he was helping with various projects. I don t know what the results of that search were for him, but we do know through almost 100 years of missionary work now, that it is essential we get our missiology right before we do anything in the area of compassion ministries. This book, From the Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions, written by Dr. JoAnn Butrin, has the answers to many of these questions. The book closely looks at the scriptural mandate to turn our eyes to the poor and to those who are treated unjustly. The Bible has so much to say about both of these subjects, and I m glad that as a Fellowship we can address many of the issues of the world. Of course, our resources aren t enough to cover them all, but we can do our part, and I m grateful that in so many ways we are now expressing the love of Jesus Christ to our needy world. Dr. Butrin s book helps us know how to do this correctly. It is useless for us to throw money at every problem and think we re solving the world s needs. It has to be done correctly, with the principles outlined in Scripture that Dr. Butrin has so ably laid out for us. I believe this book is vital for our day, and I trust it will be a guide for our future activity in this realm. We do need so much to respond to the needs of our world, but we must do it right so we don t create a worse world when it s all over.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015720303
Publisher: iBookPublishing
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

JoAnn Butrin is a missionary with the Assemblies of God World Missions. She began her missionary career serving as a registered nurse in a very rural hospital setting in northeast Zaire in the Ituri Forest. She began to observe the need for health education and public health as she saw the same preventable diseases returning to the clinics and hospital over and over. She spent fourteen years in that area of the world, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. She earned her BS from Evangel University and a Master s Degree in Community Health from Penn State. She later earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota and a certificate of Tropical Health from Tulane University. She then joined the staff of the Assemblies of God medical mission s arm, HealthCare Ministries, in 1987, later becoming the director. She has traveled to many countries of the world, with medical teams or as a speaker or lecturer. She is now the director of International Ministries for the Assemblies of God World Missions. In all her of studies, she grew more and more convinced that a developmental holistic approach to health and missions was the most effective means of ministry. Dr. Butrin also has a keen interest in HIV/AIDS and has published several books and manuals on this topic. She directs an organization called the Global AIDS Partnership. She has lectured on Community Health and Development, HIV/AIDS, and teaches a course on Social Justice.

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