The Church and Poverty in Asia
is an excellent resource on the theology andpractice of ministry among the poor. The whole book is a gem — thoughtful,practical contributions from seasoned theologians, cultural exegetes, Bibleteachers, and urban poor workers. Together they give shape to a much-needed integrated, holistic perspective on ministry with the poor in ourmidst.
Bishop Efraim M. Tendero, DD
National Director,Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)The Church and Poverty in Asia
is a unique resource for those searching forcreative and innovative approaches to filling the hungry with good things.These scholars and practitioners provide biblical, theological, economic,cultural, psychological, educational, practical and historical reflections ondemonstrating God’s compassionate care, tempered justice and wisecounsel in transforming the face of the vulnerable. I enthusiasticallyrecommend this book to all who want to gain a balanced perspective infollowing Jesus by demonstrating the Good News to the poor.
Dr Corrie De Boer
Chairperson, Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP)
Jesus zealously engaged poverty. He ministered to its victims and spokeagainst its causes. But up to now, poverty still chains millions of people tohunger, illness, ignorance and personal underdevelopment. How shouldthis disturbing reality figure in Christian theology and work? Informed bysolid biblical scholarship and sensitive social awareness, this book articulates many voices of poverty and proposes exciting challenges.
Pastor Ed Lapiz
Day By Day Christian Ministries