Click here for more information on Robert Lupton’s new book. Here’s a quick write up on it;

Publisher Description: The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks tough questions about service providing and community building to help us enhance our effectiveness. Among the questions: What dilemmas do caring people encounter to faithfully carry out the teachings of Scripture and become personally involved with “the least of these?” What are some possible alternatives to the ways we have traditionally attempted to care for the poor? How do people, programs and neighborhoods move toward reciprocal, interdependent relationships? To effect these types of changes will require new skill sets and resources, but the possibilities for good are great.

For me it doesn’t get much better than Lupton’s advice for Urban renewal and neighborhood development. He’s a favorite…

Here is another text worth getting on Mercy and Justice ministry;

Sub-Merge by John B. Hays. Hays is the director of InterCHANGE.