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Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development Paperback – Illustrated, June 15, 2011
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- Publisher : Orbis; Revised edition (June 15, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1570759391
- ISBN-13 : 978-1570759390
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.94 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #305,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Myers distinguished transformational from traditional development in terms of his concern for "seeking positive change in the whole of human life materially, socially, and spiritually" (p. 3). Christian witness represents Myers realization that "core values and beliefs of where we get our understanding of who we are and what we are for. . . these guiding principles shape our understanding of what a better human future is and how we should get there" (p. 3). He noted that his is a Christian in contrast to other belief and/or faith traditions.
Topics included: Theology particularly a Biblical framework; poverty including why it exists, various views, causes for poverty and what we know about poverty; Development - survey of what it is and what it does; Synthesis of Biblical perspective, understanding of poverty, and survey of development thinking. Finally, chapters 6 and 7 provide practical tips, tools, and methods for practitioners.
A really wonderful compendium of thinking on development and set of practical resources in a single volume!
The gospel helps us understand the poor and serve them better.
I have already given away several copies of this book and plan to give more away. Should be required reading for all churches and church planters.
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I have read or studied many books on the subject and this is by far is the best.