The list author says: "These authors do not necessarily agree on all the approaches, but they do agree on this: the church can do a better job of carrying out the justice part of its mission from God. We need to change our focus, lift up our eyes, see the needs of our neighbors, get out of the pews and into the streets - not just our streets, but into dirt roads around the world."
"Wow, this is one to pass on to others who share an interest in Haiti or in other third world countries. It is written almost as a memoir of the author's stay in Haiti. He is an anthropologist, a good story teller and an astute observer. The subtitle tells it all. Don't give up on trying to help, but read this book before you write another check"
"Also not a religious book. The man is a genius and has spent a great deal of time researching what is needed to bring the third world out of poverty. Relies too heavily on the actions of the governments of rich nations, I think. But he does a great job of laying out what is needed in each 3rd world country: like health care, education, infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.)"
"The title says it all. You will likely be amazed at the history of many of our Christian practices. He leaves to the reader what we shoould do with this knowledge, but the heavy implication is that we should not just put the book away and forget that we have read it."
"This one created an epiphiny for me. His notion the the Spirit is in charge of bringing people to conviction and that He uses each of us in different ways on different people was a dramatic revelation. Not enough space here to tell the whole story."
"It was a hard read for me, but I finished it. It counters a lot of what I have read about what keeps poor countries poor. It is very well documented and is quite convincing. The solutions are sometimes difficult to understand and are always difficult to implement, making the book discouraging to me and to others who are looking for easier answers."