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Stories from below the poverty line : urban lessons for today's mission
Beukema, George D., 1955-
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Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, [2001]

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112 pages ; 21 cm
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Central Library BV639.P6 B48 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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From real stories of people who experience urban poverty spring hope and inspiration for today's church. Stories from Below the Poverty Line provides fresh, compelling lessons for Christians preparing for mission in this new century.

Chronicled are accounts of tragedy and triumph in the inner city that bring new meaning to age-old Christian themes. From the homeless we learn about community, from public housing residents about servanthood, from a gang leader about grace, and from a Guatemalan mother poised to commit family suicide about hope.

Equally compelling are bridge-building links between urban and non-urban settings.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Christians who hope to minister to the inner city might benefit from Stories from Below the Poverty Line: Urban Lessons for Today's Mission, a gritty release from Herald Press. Author George Beukema, a pastor in New York City, writes that he hopes this book will demonstrate the vitality of faith among poor people, as well as inform middle-class readers of poor Americans' needs. The stories are powerful, but the prevalence of such terms as "capacity hermeneutic" means that this is a book for the theologically literate, not the general reader. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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