Not every Christian is called to move into close community with the poor and hurting in our country's inner cities, but neither are we permitted to stand at arm's length and allow their struggles to continue through our own inaction. John Perkins has committed his life to bringing reconciliation and development to these broken communities and seeks to expose the root issues at play in these communities in Beyond Charity.
John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of nine books, including Let Justice Roll Down.
In some respects this book reminded me of Bonhoeffer's (1954) Life together: The classic exploration of faith in community ([1st ed.). NY: Harper. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alicia Crumpton
Dr. Perkins has an incredible amount of wisdom to share on the subject of Christian Community Development. This is a must-read book for all the church. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by Suzette C. Bates
this book is a great introduction into pursuing christian community development. It says some tough things and i wish more african american churches would engage their communities... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Anthony M. Johnson