Often the church's efforts addressing poverty involve performing acts of service for or to the poor. These acts are sometimes motivated more by one's own needs or self-interest than by a genuine concern for the poor. Tina Carter and Mindy Johnson-Hicks invite readers to take a different approach. In The Wealth of Poverty they invite readers to develop mutual relationships with persons of different economic groups and to foster a deeper understanding of the culture of poverty and the surprising wealth found there. - Rev. Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.
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An eye opening view of people living in economic poverty. I specified economic poverty, because it is clear that these people hold a wealth of creativity and spirit. I would not know how to network to make it to a job on time, if my car broke down. In my culture, you can only ask favors a few times, and then people may not take your calls, because they are busy with their own lives. We are raised not to impose on our friends. The working poor find ways to balance out these needs, so they help each other. I need a ride to work today,but you may need a babysitter for your night shift job. They reach out and cooperate for mutual survival. I really enjoyed the stories used to illustrate the chapters. Jesus knew the value of a good story to help us hear a lesson. The parables are examples that come to mind.