You know people around the world are struggling.
A homeless man holds a sign that reads, "Anything helps." A poor child lives in a slum swarming with flies. A refugee mother is on the brink of starvation. You ask yourself, "But what can I do
about such big problems?" Youre looking for long-term solutions.
John D. Barry shares incredible, and often shocking, stories about working among the impoverished and unchurched in the U.S. and abroad. And since Barry is a Bible scholar, Jesus Economy
is also deeply rooted in the Scriptures. It is a personal, sometimes funny, often heartbreaking account that presents a revolutionary pattern for lasting change. Jesus' Economy is based on self-sacrifice. His currency is love.
Its called Jesus Economy
because its about creating a spiritual and physical economy for those who need it most. Here is a thoroughly biblical and compassionate pattern for addressing issues of poverty and offering the hope of the gospel. Jesus Economy
• Shows how you as an individual
can best encourage renewal in your community.
• Demonstrates how your church community
or any group can alleviate poverty.
• Presents a unified plan for creating jobs, spreading the gospel, and meeting basic needs
• Focuses on community development and sustainabilitylasting change
, globally and locally. Jesus Economy
is a call to address our own spiritual povertyas people who can too easily become distant from Christand it is a call to address the physical poverty all around us in a smart and sustainable way. Jesus teachings show that with simple, everyday choices, you can make the world a better place and create enduring change. Heres how to live Jesus economya currency of love.