With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development

With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development

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Overview

"I am persuaded that the Church, as the steward of this gospel, holds the key to justice in our society. Either justice will come through us or it will not come at all." John Perkins's optimistic view of justice becoming a reality starts and ends with the Church. With Justice for All is Perkins's invitation to live out the gospel in a way that brings good news to the poor and liberty to the oppressed. This invitation is extended to every racial and ethnic group to be reconciled to one another, to work together to make our land all God wants it to be. And it is a blueprint--a practical strategy for the work of biblical justice in our time. In an age of changing demographics where the need to break the cycle of poverty is staring many of us in the face, Perkins offers hope through practical ministry principles that work. This outstanding resource includes reflection questions for personal or group study as well as interactive sessions for groups to participate in activities together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801018169
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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 many books, including Let Justice Roll Down, named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword Charles W. Colson 7

Special Foreword to the Updated Edition Elizabeth Perkins 9

Introduction 11

The Need

1 Evangelism Is Not Enough 16

2 A Powerless Gospel 25

3 Sheep Without a Shepherd 34

The Vision

4 Here Am I, Send Me! 44

5 I Have a Dream, Too 51

The Strategy

Relocation

6 Your Need Is My Need 60

7 Filling the Leadership Vacuum 67

8 Getting Your Feet Wet 78

9 Relocation: A Strategy for Here and Now 88

Update-Relocation: Still the First Step 101

Reconciliation

10 Love Is Stronger than Hate 106

11 The Reconciled Community 114

12 The Rocky Road to Reconciliation 122

13 Ten Years Later 131

14 Reconciliation: A Strategy for Here and Now 145

Update-Reconciliation: It's Happening Slowly But Surely 153

Redistribution

15 A Dime and a Buffalo Nickel 158

16 The Not-So-Great Society 169

17 Can Free Enterprise Work for Us? 179

18 Redistribution: A Strategy for Here and Now 191

Update-Redistribution: The Challenge Remains 203

The Challenge

19 Come, Let Us Rebuild the Walls of America 210

Epilogue 218

Interaction Section 226

Endnotes 237

A Few Other Books Worth Reading 239

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