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PostSubject: Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger   Sat 21 Jul - 16:10

MOVING FROM AFFLUENCE to GENEROSITY




From the back cover:

"When Ron Sider's Rich Christian in an Age of Hunger first appeared twenty-eight years ago, it shook readers to the core. Informed about the issues of the world hunger and poverty, they could no longer ignore the plight of their global neighbors. This thoroughly revised edition of Sider's best-selling bok outlines the progress that has been made in the last three decades - and the work that is still left to do. Every day 30,000 children still die of starvation and preventable diseases, and 1.2 billion people live in relentless, unrelieved poverty worldwide.
why is there still so much poverty? Conservatives blame sinful individual choices and laziness. Liberals condemn economic and social structures. Who is right? Who is wrong? Both, according to Sider, who explains poverty's complex causes in this new edition and offers concrete, practical proposals for change.

"Loving Jesus means following Jesus, and following Jesus means caring for the under-resourced. Ron Sider issued a wake-up call a quarter of a century ago, and it is still required reading. This material will be on the final."
_JOHN ORTENBERG, Teaching Pastor, MEnlo Park Presbyterian Church

"We must look beyond ourselves to the world God so loves, and especially to the poor and marginalized. Ron sider has been a strong influence on my thinking in this direction, and this new Rich Christians edition will, I hope, extend and deepen his good influence."
_BRIAN MCLAREN, Author of A New Kind of Christian

"Ron Sider has given us a Kingdom challenge to live and love sacrificially and to give and to serve generously amidst cultural voices of materialism and personnal wealth. This book is strenght to anyone who finds themselves wrestling with the how and why of being a good steward of earthly treasures."
_DAN HASELTINE, Jars of Clay, Blood: Water Mission

"Ron Sider is one of the most penetrating and relevant Christian thinkers of our age."
_MILLARD FULLER, Founder, Habitat for Humanity

"I need Ron's work to 'keep y feet to the fire' as long as there are multitudes chronogically unable to put heirs under the dinner table."

_DR.JACK W. HAYFORD, Foundind Pastor, The Church On The Way

"The most pivotal book in my Christian journey."

_ROBERT A. SEIPLE, Former President, World Vision

"The publication in 1977 of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger was something of a sensation... His critics needs to read him again, and all of us need to face his challenge."
_REV. DR. JOHN R. W. STOTT

"The most persuasive presentation of the biblical case against hunger tht I have ever read."
_ARTHUR SIMON, Founder of Bread for the World


RONALD J. SIDER, Ph.D.Yale, is a professor of theeology at Eastern University. He is the publisher of PRISM and corresponding editor for Christianity Today, serves as president of Evangelicals for Social Action, and has published more than twenty-five boks. He and his wife live in Philadelphia."


"One of the Top 100 Religious Books of the Century."

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PostSubject: Alright   Sat 21 Jul - 23:26

That sounds like a really good book; I often wonder what God thinks
when we remodel the kitchen or buy all new furniture, while
many could live on $6 a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger   Fri 16 May - 17:28

This book give a lot of solution on how to live in this world without destroying it, because we are Christians.
Also examples of what happen everyday:

-"The entire U.S commercial air fleet could be rebuilt from the aluminum Americans throw away every three month."P.252

Even if the solution are still idealistic from my point of view (not impossible to apply in theory, but to apply them to human being seems unrealistic), they make us sensible of the situation:

-"Many economists suggest that the gasoline prices in the U.S. should double. That kind of change would be politically difficult, but less so once the revenue-neutral aspect is successfully communicated." P.254

We cannot preserve the earth without empowering the poor because poverty contributes to environmental degradation.

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PostSubject: Re: Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger   Sat 17 May - 12:23

Do you know if there is one in french traduction ?

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PostSubject: Re: Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger   Sat 26 Jul - 2:41

Je ne pense pas. non.
--- study
i don't think so. sorry.

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