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This is an excellent book to read, whether on your own or with a small group.
Good: All three sections are solidly researched and every assertion is fully supported, from both a Biblical and a social/statistical perspective.
A very practical way to help the poor is to support a organization called Opportunity International.
This book ruffles a lot of conservative feathers, as will be seen from other reviews. But Sider at least attempts to begin his theses in the Scriptures, where he does well to draw... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Ben
Ronald Sider wrote an important book with an important challenge to Christians to take responsibility for the poor of this planet. I thoroughly agree with this objective. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gregory Simkins
My page numbers are going to be from the 1981 edition. I will be nice and begin with some good points Sider makes. He has a fairly decent take on the Sabbatical year (83ff). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jacob
Everyone should read this and think about where we stand as Christians.Published 4 months ago by rjmyhresr
The author clearly makes you feel bad about having any sort of wealth whatsoever... Even if you've worked hard for it.Published 14 months ago by Alec Burns
The book is being used for a discussion group so I have only read the first few chapters. It is very thought provoking and I think it will change how I choose the charities I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by L. Alworth
I have not read the book yet, so my rating is currently based on its usefulness as a kindle version. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Waymack
This book is probably one of the most compelling reads I have ever feast my eyes upon. Sider provides excellent evidence for his arguments in both scripture and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Erik Cadaret
If you're reading this, this book will make you uncomfortable. Sider doesn't hold any punches as he compares our excesses to the Bible and the current world situation. Read morePublished 22 months ago by T. Guyette