Walking with the Poor

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"A masterpiece of integration and application that draws widely on the best Christian and scientific sources on development and draws solid conclusions from what we have learned from experience in ministries around the world."--From the Foreword by Paul G. Hiebert

"A book from which Christians of every church tradition can draw deeply and profit greatly. The practical wisdom found here can only be the result of what is expressed by its title: walking with the poor."--Stephen B. Bevans, Catholic Theological Union

In this revised and updated edition of a modern classic, Bryant Myers shows how Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil. Integrating the best principles and practices of the international development community, the thinking and experience of Christian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) around the world, and a theological framework for transformational development, Myers demonstrates what is possible when we cease to treat the spiritual and physical domains of life as separate and unrelated.

Walking with the Poor is a book for all those engaged in mission around the world, whether on the ground, or in the classroom, ministry office, or local church.

Bryant L. Myers is professor of transformational development at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. A lifelong activist dedicated to Christian relief and development work around the world, Myers served as vice president for international program strategy at World Vision International. He resides with his family in Southern California.

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Walking with the Poor (2nd Ed)
Principles and Practices of Transformational Development
Bryant L. Myers
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Myers sees Transformational Development as the process of reconciling broken relationships between people and God, between people and people, and those not in their sphere of work. Doing this makes the transformation an inherently radical concept. It is about opening the eyes of the poor to abundance, empowerment, service, and character building from the economic, social, political, and especially spiritual aspects of the disenfranchised in society.
[Walking With the Poor] It will be a foundational resource for anyone looking ahead to or currently serving as a missionary either here at home or abroad. This is also an important book for church leaders seeking ways of serving local communities in new and substantial ways.
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