Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Apr 10, 2005 - Religion - 368 pages
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Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty. So, the professor of theology went back to re-examine the issues by twenty-first century standards. Finding that Conservatives blame morally reprehensible individual choices, and Liberals blame constrictive social and economic policy, Dr. Sider finds himself agreeing with both sides. In this new look at an age-old problem, he offers not only a detailed explanation of the causes, but also a comprehensive series of practical solutions, in the hopes that Christians like him will choose to make a difference.

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

"Can overfed, comfortably clothed, and luxuriously housed persons understand poverty?" is how the book opens. The first chapter closes with this summary of what the book talks about: "Imagine what one ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Rereading the first edition after so many years, the numbers Sider cited are all way out of date, as are some of the issues but the core of his argument, that people of faith have a moral obligation ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ronald J. Sider, Ph.D., is a professor of theology at Eastern Seminary. He serves as president of Evangelicals for Social Action, and has published more than twenty books.

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