Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "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." I have been so guilty over the years of thinking that if I was just charitable or if I volunteered some time, that I had done my "Christian Duty". Then came the intriguing invitation to move his ministry to inner city Dallas among some of the "poorest" people in the community. Since 1999, Larry and Brenda have lived in inner-city Dallas. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Sometimes they are ingenious and resourceful, but the obstacles they face in attaining even a minimal level of comfort are enormous.
(May). Larry James appeared to be exactly where he was supposed to be--ministering with a large, suburban Dallas church. Great Descriptions -- This is a Win/Win for the Entire Country! written by a person who put everything he had learnt about the subject and not only wrote the book of his life, but a book that beautifully puts over the position of the poor, weather that be spiritual poverty or material poverty. Very helpful lessons and insights from someone in the trenches, Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2013. I love the anecdotes.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The world is a better place when we look after each other and resist the need for greed and power. The Wealth of the Poor: How Valuing Every Neighbor Restores Hope in Our Cities. CitySquare, a faith-based, human and community development corporation, serves several inner city neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, as well as in San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston.
I need to put myself in their shoes and ask myself "if it were me how would I want to be treated?" Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The key is sharing. Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2014.
Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. It is highly both personal and scholarly. Encouraged by his wife, Brenda, to follow the truth he had so often shared as a pastor, Larry accepted. Readers move seamlessly through James' hard-won lessons, biblical insights, and engaging community profiles to a deeper theological point about hope and the gospel. She had come for assistance, but Josefina ended up helping Larry that day, and the next. 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." * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. The Book of the Poor: Who They Are, What They Say, and How To End Their Poverty, Marion Street Press, Llc (November 19, 2012). Please try your request again later. Please try again. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Powerful voices in the struggle against poverty, Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2012. In reading The Wealth Of The Poor, I really learned more about what the subtitle says: How Valuing Every Neighbor Restores Hope in Our Cities. Something went wrong. With a budget of fourteen million dollars annually, the organization--now called CitySquare--also develops housing for the formerly homeless and manages health clinics and community medical outreach in economically depressed and under-served places like East and South Dallas.
You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. As the new director of a food pantry, Larry was quickly overwhelmed, and one day when trying to communicate with Spanish-speaking families, he asked a woman named Josefina to help translate. We do not need to bring them our old stuff we need to open up our pocketbooks. Refresh and try again. Heise has spent decades reporting on the poor, and the core of the book is rooted in that reportage. Wow... this is a powerful book and speaks volumes about the poverty that seems easy for so many to overlook. This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to understand a better approach to helping those who live in poverty. Truly a ministry that is reaching out to reconcile all things and bring the kingdom of heaven here to earth. There is no other book like it.
Larry James draws from experiences of living in the trenches, moving beyond mere theory to practical/real life experiences that will inspire and challenge you to re-evaluate your own approach to helping the poor among you. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In most cases, items shipped from Amazon.com may be returned for a full refund. A compelling memoir by an urban minister and community development practitioner with more than thirty years of experience in the field. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There's a problem loading this menu right now. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Learn more about the program.
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017. This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. and Yourself, Empowerment Series: The Reluctant Welfare State, House Rules: Insights for Innovative Leaders, Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professional and Communities, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, When most people think of Dallas, they don't think poverty. Its author, Kenan Heise, has reached down to the lowest rungs on the economic ladder and allows those who reside there to describe their experiences in their own words. While some of James' examples may not translate well beyond Dallas, his fresh engagement with the practicalities of "loving one's neighbor" in an era of austerity will inspire readers everywhere. 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.
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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. His way of including the ideas of every neighbor has moved the CitySquare community to a level of interaction that is unprecedented. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Encouraged by his wife, Brenda, to follow the truth he had so often shared as a pastor, Larry accepted. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + $12.65 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to France. Those are the messages I got from the book and so much more. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. They were very inspiring. Skillfully blending social entrepreneurism, an adroit acquaintance with urban planning policies, and a profound love for his neighbors, James and CitySquare are not only lifting individuals out of poverty, but economically revitalizing neighborhoods by incubating for-profit microenterprises, including landscaping, a used-car lot, and even solar power. . This idea of reciprocity rather than charity makes really good sense. With a budget of fourteen million dollars annually, the organization--now called CitySquare--also develops housing for the formerly homeless and manages health clinics and community medical outreach in economically depressed and under-served places like East and South Dallas. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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." —Allan W. Eckert, author, The Frontiersmen, "Kenan Heise's book is filled with haunting phrases and broken hearts, yet it also somehow manages to be a book in which hope refuses to die completely."
Unable to add item to List. A native of Richardson, Texas, James is married to the former Brenda Erwin and they have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. 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. Please try again. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support a more diverse student body. Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2013.
Please try again. This book tells it like it is and how we can help our financially poor neighbors by sharing our financial wealth. Read for practical insights, stories, and how to navigate a similar path in your own community.
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2012. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Larry James appeared to be exactly where he was supposed to be--ministering with a large, suburban Dallas church. Getting in is only half the battle. Abilene Christian University Press (April 22, 2013), Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2013.
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2012. The Privileged Poor reveals how—and why—disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive.. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. If we can donate our services, we will benefit from the lessons we learn from "the wealth of the poor".
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Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2013. With full discussions on a myriad of topics-including the history of poverty, the use of drugs and alcohol among the poor, the lasting result of Reaganomics, the importance of minimum wage, and the relationship between the media and the poor-The Book of the Poor provides clear and concrete steps that can be taken to end poverty in America. Please try again. Then came the intriguing invitation to move his ministry to inner city Dallas among some of the ''poorest'' people in the community. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I hope this continues to be successful.
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