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Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Moving from Affluence to Generosity
By: Ron Sider
Narrated by: Dave Heath
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins

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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 21st-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.

©2005 Ronald J. Sider (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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  • ritware
  • 02-01-2017

This book had me thinking about change in my life.

I loved this book. it's a life changer. This book is a must for all Christians.

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  • Daniel Ziegler
  • 26-09-2018

Be the change

This book is a convicting reminder that Christians have the responsibility to follow Christ’s example of caring for the poor. To do nothing would be wrong, and to willfully live in ignorance of the oppression happening around the world is wrong as well. We too often forget how much we have compared to the poor around the world.

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  • Eric
  • 07-03-2016

Couldn't get passed the 2nd Chapter

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The first chapter can be summed up as "such and such happened and if only there was money for it, the problem would have been solved". Not all problems can be solved by throwing money at them ... there are a multitude of factors that contribute to poverty.

The second chapter essentially says "the west buys too many things it doesn't need, if it took that money and used it toward to poor things would be better." (It never directly says these things but you can easily read between the lines.)

I'm glad that I read "When Helping Hurts" first or I would have been turned off by those talking about poverty alleviation.

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