The list author says: "More than 2,000 verses of the Bible cry out for justice for the poor. Currently we see evidence that the Spirit has begun to sweep across our nation and is moving the hearts of people toward this cause. Several ministries and churches are wrestling with how they can engage in active work against injustice. Many of these groups have come together and are preparing to launch a new initiative called Gospel Justice. This initiative will balance the scales of justice on behalf of the poor and needy in America by providing both free legal help and gospel hope."
"Christian Buckley and Ryan Dobson present two books in one. The first half contains a good overview of why evangelicalism and social action are not mutually exclusive in providing justice for the poor and needy.
The second half of the book contains interviews with leading justice advocates."
"Richard Stearns has a compelling personal story leaving the successful corporate world to lead World Vision. His personal encounters with poverty and understanding of the Bible's call to serve the poor are well presented.
There is a six-week quest study that can also be purchased on Amazon which contains a DVD and study guide. Many churches and groups are familiar with this excellent study."
"Gary Haugen is a well-known justice advocate as a former attorney with the Department of Justice and founder of International Justice Mission.
Just Courage is a wonderful call to action for the Christian. The needs in our broken world can be overwhelming but we must not sit on the sidelines doing nothing. Gary's story and work are equally compelling."
"Max Lucado is a well-known author and pastor. He is a gifted writer and turns his talent toward the core question for any person - "What is my purpose?"
Max demonstrates in very practical ways what it means to live your life for something that matters and how that must include serving the poor. Each chapter has wonderful discussion questions which are great for the whole family."
"David Platt is the pastor of a large church in Birmingham, Alabama. His book is aptly titled. The book is a challenge to American Christians to recognize the needs of the poor among us and to live with less and give more.
The book presents a radical challenge for changing one's perspective and life."
"Matt Soerens and Jenny Hwang present one of the best researched books on the market addressing justice and compassion in the immigration debate.
The book provides facts, stories and numerous scriptural references to frame the complexities of the problem we have helped create and how World Relief is seeking to address the problems with comprehensive reform and involvement."