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  - Off the bus! -

Even though I believe some of Sider's statistics are off-base, his theology is sound. This book had a profound impact regarding my own perception of poverty. The truth is, even those of us in the U.S ... Read full review

User Review  - Joshua -

Excellently written and researched. I find Sider's perspective very bold, non-compromising, and his bible quotations and explanations convicting. There are few books that I have enjoyed and agreed with as much as this one. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ronald J. Sider, PhD, is Distinguished 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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