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Letters to a Birmingham Jail

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

by Matt Chandler, John Piper, John Perkins, Bryan Loritts, Soong-Chan Rah, Crawford W. LorittsJr., Charlie Dates, Albert Tate, Sanders Willson and John Bryson

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Much has transpired in the half-century since, and progress has been made in the issues that were close to Dr. King’s heart. Thankfully, the burning crosses, biting police dogs, and angry mobs of that day are long gone. But in their place, passivity has … Read more…

Real Hope in Chicago

Real Hope in Chicago

by John Perkins, Wayne L. Gordon and Randall Frame

When Wayne Gordon and his wife started a Bible study for high school kids in North Lawndale, Chicago, people warned them that a white couple moving into a black neighborhood as a recipe for disaster. That was twenty-five years ago. Today, what began as the Gordons' seedling Bible study has become the Lawndale Community Church. It has a staff of 150, has … Read more…

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One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love

One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love

by Rick Warren, John Perkins, Karen Waddles, Edward Gilbreath and Bill and Lynne Hybels

Dr. Perkins’ final manifesto on race, faith, and reconciliation We are living in historic times. Not since the civil rights movement of the 60s has our country been this vigorously engaged in the reconciliation conversation. There is a great opportunity right now for culture to change, to be a more perfect union. However, it cannot be done wit… Read more…

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

by David Platt, Brian Fikkert, John Perkins and Steve Corbett

With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation.Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexiti… Read more…

Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities

Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities

by Ronald J. Sider, John Perkins, F. Albert Tizon and Noel Castellanos

Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active, multicultural urban Christian and the middle-class, comfortable, upwardly mobile suburban Christian mix fact an… Read more…

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor

by John Perkins and Robert D. Lupton

The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, Robert Lupton notes, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks the tough questions about service providing and community building to help ministries enhance their effect… Read more…

Sub-merge

Sub-merge

by John Perkins and John B. Hayes

It's time to change the face of poverty, to live our faith authentically, and to get involved with the people who need help. It's time to sub-merge ourselves, to go deep--beneath the surface of shallow living--and make a difference in our world! Follow author John Hayes as he lives out his faith on some of the toughest streets and poorest ghettos in … Read more…

Who Is My Neighbor?: Lessons Learned From a Man Left for Dead

Who Is My Neighbor?: Lessons Learned From a Man Left for Dead

by John Perkins and Wayne Gordon

An "expert in the law" once asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life--and his question initiated a very interesting conversation. The Law says to "love your neighbor as yourself," Jesus pointed out, so the next logical question is, "Who is my neighbor?" Rather than offering an exhaustive list of neighbors and non-neig… Read more…

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

by Brian Fikkert, John Perkins and Steve Corbett

Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves.  When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications.  The result is an effe… Read more…