|The Rising of Bread for the World: An Outcry of Citizens Against Hunger
By Arthur Simon / Paulist Press
The founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World discusses the launching, mission, and growth of the nation's foremost citizens' lobby on hunger. An inspiring tale of faith at work in an organization that transcends many of the usual societal divides---religious, political, and cultural. 192 pages, softcover.
|Changing the Face of Hunger
By Tony Hall with Tom Price / Thomas Nelson
Struggling to mask his tears, Tony Hall followed a doctor through a desperate mass of dying Ethiopians crying out for food and medicine---help that could not possibly arrive soon enough or in sufficient quantities to keep them alive. From that painful scene of hopelessness, Hall returned home with a new focus for his faith. Both as a U.S. Congressman and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, he has been a man with a mission.
Tony used his passion, faith, and political skills to solicit the aid of those able to help. And as he worked with liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, people of very different faiths, he stumbled into a remarkable discovery: He found that people who regularly live at odds often are willing to join forces in helping those who are abjectly poor and hungry.
"I've learned not only that people can work together across differences...but our diversity gives us strength." Let Tony capture your heart with his dream that we may put aside differences and join hands to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and discover the importance of life.
|Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger
By Ronald J. Sider / Thomas Nelson
When Ron Sider's Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger first appeared twenty-eight years ago, it shook readers to the core. Informed about the issues of world hunger and poverty, they could no longer ignore the plight of their global neighbors. This thoroughly revised edition of Sider's best-selling book outlines the progress that has been made in the last three decades, and the work that is still left to do. Every day 30,000 children still die of starvation and preventable diseases, and 1.2 billion people live in relentless, unrelieved poverty worldwide.
Why is there still so much poverty? Conservatives blame sinful individual choices and laziness. Liberals condemn economic and social structures. Who is right? Who is wrong? Both, according to Sider, who explains poverty's complex causes in this new edition and offers concrete, practical proposals for change.