He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9
Monday, September 13, 2010
The poor are always with you, you just can't see them. They are the hungry. They are the thirsty. They are those within our own churches who would never acknowledge their need for clothing. How can we begin to serve the invisible in our midst?
In this powerful book, Arloa Sutter will give you vision. Through her own compelling stories and those of many others, she sensitively examines the hard issues of poverty through real-life examples, theological and philosophical models, and practical direction. With wisdom and first-hand knowledge from her own established ministry to the poor, Sutter will open your eyes to what is happening around your very own neighborhood.
Look and see the invisible like you've never seen them before. And then capture your own vision for helping those whom the world considers "the least of these," but whom Jesus called his "brothers" (Matt. 25:40).
This is definitely one I am adding to the shelf to read in the next couple of weeks.
Grab a copy of this book here or better yet, receive a copy for FREE when you give to BreakThrough Urban Ministries.