~ The 'good news" of Jesus, properly understood, will change the world. Scripture is filled with examples referring th God's heart for the poorand the desire that his people represent him as they live in community. He was clear: Love God, love your neighbour as you love yourself. Simple, but profound. The Early Church added to their numbers day by day as they lived lives of generous care for theirneighours. This is the Church growth strategy that is guaranteed to succeed.
This book grew out of research focused on helping the Church see its role in the tramsformation of society by caring for its neighbours in poverty. It is multi-discipled in its approach, looking at Evangelical history to guide the present, Human Scale Development to assist stratergy and a Socio-rhetorical examination of James 2 to anchor it all in Scripture. The goal? Encourage th Church around the world to reach the lost through the transformative power of the gospel.