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Publisher Comments:

This comprehensive reader does more than just analyze the problems of poverty and the issues that typically accompany it. It takes a giant step forward in exploring real solutions through public policy and faith-based organizations.

Review:

"Both 'as citizens and as members of the household of faith, we have an obligation to act on behalf of children in poverty,' write co-editors Sider and Unruh, president and staff member, respectively, of Evangelicals for Social Action. In this anthology they attempt to provide a wide range of perspectives to help civic and religious leaders do just that, drawing on contributions from leaders of relief organizations like World Vision, Bread for the World and Compassion International. Unfortunately, the collection often comes across as a pastiche of statistics. While some of the articles provide articulate summaries of one or more aspects of the problem and possible solutions, others are simply one-page lists of suggestions or strings of quotes from school principals. Perhaps the most helpful section of the book is the final one, which briefly highlights various programs that are actually making a difference in the lives of poor children. Unruh's helpful introduction to the section, which includes an excellent summary of characteristics common to successful programs, may provide a concrete starting point for those in government, social services and churches looking for solutions to these desperate problems. (June) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Editors Sider and Unruh have drawn together the expertise of academics, activists, pastors, and social service professionals to consider the lives and special concerns of children living in poverty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817015053
Author:
Sider, Ron
Publisher:
Judson Press
Editor:
Sider, Ron
Editor:
Unruh, Heidi
Author:
Sider, Ron
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Poverty -- United States.
Subject:
Poverty -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.94x6.12x.47 in. .73 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Both 'as citizens and as members of the household of faith, we have an obligation to act on behalf of children in poverty,' write co-editors Sider and Unruh, president and staff member, respectively, of Evangelicals for Social Action. In this anthology they attempt to provide a wide range of perspectives to help civic and religious leaders do just that, drawing on contributions from leaders of relief organizations like World Vision, Bread for the World and Compassion International. Unfortunately, the collection often comes across as a pastiche of statistics. While some of the articles provide articulate summaries of one or more aspects of the problem and possible solutions, others are simply one-page lists of suggestions or strings of quotes from school principals. Perhaps the most helpful section of the book is the final one, which briefly highlights various programs that are actually making a difference in the lives of poor children. Unruh's helpful introduction to the section, which includes an excellent summary of characteristics common to successful programs, may provide a concrete starting point for those in government, social services and churches looking for solutions to these desperate problems. (June) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Editors Sider and Unruh have drawn together the expertise of academics, activists, pastors, and social service professionals to consider the lives and special concerns of children living in poverty.
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