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Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger Paperback – October 20, 2010
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Before getting into the book, I wanted to point out that David Beckmann is the real deal. I shared some conversations with him a few months ago during Bread for the World's 'Hunger Justice Leader' advocacy training program. Even after winning the World Food Prize--the food equivalent to a Nobel--and despite rubbing shoulders with people like Bono, George Bush, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet, Beckmann is admiringly humble. In addition, he is both intelligent and spiritually literate, graduating from the London School of Economics and working at the World Bank before becoming a Lutheran pastor.
This pastor-economist firmly believes that, if we choose, we can join God to end world hunger in our lifetime. His attitude isn't pie-in-the sky optimism. Beckmann has a legitimate plan to bring relief to hungry people, and "Exodus From Hunger" explains it in three parts.
After a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the book's first part details the current hunger situation, defining `Where Things Stand Now'. Contrary to what many people think, we have actually made tremendous progress against extreme poverty in recent years, which has directly curbed hunger. For instance, from 1980 to 2005, the global fraction of people in extreme poverty has dropped from one-half to one-quarter, an incredible shift.Read more ›
I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a cause worthy of their time and effort and who wants to know how to make a difference.
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Needed this for a class I was taking a church. It came when promised and in the conditioned I was promised. Would order from them again.Published on April 6, 2014 by Anne E
Beckman is doing a good job. Some chapters got bogged down in "I". Otherwise, good reading. Important information for the present day.Published on March 27, 2014 by paul mannen