Author and retired Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise culls 50 years of his published interviews with the poor and destitute to allow them to tell their own stories in their own voices to provide a sobering call to action. If you want to be transformed in the way you look at the poor and what you can do to help eliminate poverty, you will want to read this book. Then came the intriguing invitation to move his ministry to inner city Dallas among some of the ''poorest'' people in the community.

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I highly recommend it for anyone looking for practical ways to reduce poverty. I need to spend more time with my neighbors and get to know them personally. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Just as Jim Wallis, through his books and his Sojourners magazine, has become a prophetic voice in Washington, Larry James and City Square have become a prophetic witness for faith and social justice in Texas.

Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2013. To add more books, Be Transformed: A Message to those who Look Forward to a Better Life, WORDS FOR OUR TIME: The Spiritual Words of Matthew the Poor, If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and Truth, Words for Our Lives: The Spiritual Words of Matthew the Poor, Sojourners: Monastic Letters and Spiritual Teachings from the Desert (Desert Wisdom Book 1), The Kingdom of God: Clear Vision vs. Larry James has an amazing way of explaining both successes and shortcomings in developing a neighborhood in inter-city Dallas.
What impressed me the most is that Heise does not base his reporting on the past few years, but on several decades as a empathetic journalist on the streets of Chicago.

Please try again. His way of including the ideas of every neighbor has moved the CitySquare community to a level of interaction that is unprecedented. Illusion, O Death where is your thy sting O Grave where is thy victory - Resurrection Series - VOL 2, Christ has Risen Truly He has Risen - Resurrection Series - VOL 1, The Birth From On High: Reflections on the spirituality and history of Baptism from the monastery of St. Macarius.
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Readers move seamlessly through James' hard-won lessons, biblical insights, and engaging community profiles to a deeper theological point about hope and the gospel. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This is one of the best books that I've read in a very long time. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The world is a better place when we look after each other and resist the need for greed and power. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. There was a problem loading your book clubs. "I think it altogether possible that in Kenan Heise's pages there might well be as much to learn about love and sharing as in anything heretofore written." To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This captivating memoir by first-time author James, a Church of Christ minister before heading up CitySquare (formerly Central Dallas Ministries) reveals what the Big D's 28 percent inner-city poverty rate looks like at home. It is highly both personal and scholarly. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Larry James appeared to be exactly where he was supposed to be--ministering with a large, suburban Dallas church. Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2013, When most people think of Dallas, they don't think poverty. * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. Please try again. James and CitySquare approach economically poor neighborhoods by first identifying their critical assets—social capital, survival skills, indigenous knowledge, and capacity for change—in a process James calls "re-neighboring."

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