Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity

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.

Title:Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780849945304
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  • Josette

    Wow! I figured that if I actually read this book, I would have a responsibility to act on what I learned. I am still processing what that might look like, but it's definitely true. American Christians...

  • Kelly

    I was really floored by this book. The author first presents some startling and informative statistics on world hunger and poverty, where we have been and what is projected. Then he talks about God's ...

  • Robert

    A passionate plea for social justice, this book, first published in 1967 but regularly revised and updated, still stirs the conscience. Is still powerful. Unfortunately it can longer be read with the ...

  • Caleb

    This is a MUST READ for every Christ follower (particularly those in the affluent West). With a title like this, you would expect the author to be mostly led by warm fuzzy feelings and few pieces of s...

  • Frits Haverkamp

    I think this book is right on. However, my adult discussion group I read it with struggled with it. They questioned the very backbone of the book biblical analysis, especially the concept of the Jubil...

  • Julie

    This book has taken me months to finish. Sometimes the reasons were as simple as I was too tired to invest energy into learning more about Gross National Incomes, Foreign Polices or Multinational Corp...

  • Derek

    Ronald Sider is nothing short of a modern day prophet. The fact that this book has been in print for over 40 years (with meaningful updates), and continues to go mostly unheeded in most of western Chr...

  • Caleb

    Whether or not you agree with all of his assertions or proposals, Ronald Sider forces Christian readers to confront the reality of poverty and our responsibility to the poor and dispossessed. This is ...

  • Justin Tapp

    "Can overfed, comfortably clothed, and luxuriously housed persons understand poverty?" is how the book opens. The first chapter closes with this summary of what the book talks about: "Imagine what one...

  • Jo

    Christianity Today named this one of the "Top 100 Religious Books of the Century" a blurb on the front of this latest revised edition tells me. Anyone who gets through this book will come away knowing...