Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change - eBook
Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change - eBook  -     By: John D. Barry
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Whitaker House / 2019 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 9781641231763
ISBN-13: 9781641231763

Publisher's Description

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?" 

You’re 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. It’s called Jesus’ Economy because it’s 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 sustainability—lasting change, globally and locally. 

Jesus’ Economy is a call to address our own spiritual poverty—as people who can too easily become distant from Christ—and 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. Here’s how to live Jesus’ economy—a currency of love.
 
 

Author Bio

John D. Barry is a nonprofit CEO, Bible scholar, and pastor. After a career in Christian publishing and Bible software, John and his wife, Kalene, sold their house and nearly everything they owned to dedicate their lives to Jesus’ Economy, an innovative nonprofit creating jobs and churches in the developing world. John and Kalene also serve as missionaries with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus’ Economy, equipping U.S. churches to effectively alleviate poverty and bring people to Jesus. John is the general editor of the highly-acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary, which are used by over one million people, and the author or editor of thirty books, including the popular daily devotional Connect the Testaments. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press, an imprint of Faithlife Corporation / Logos Bible Software, and as the editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine, a product he launched. In a primarily unchurched area of the U.S., John has worked extensively with the homeless, helped plant a church, and launched a ministry. Internationally, John has initiated indigenous church planting efforts and the drilling of water wells, and launched an online fair trade marketplace (to empower the impoverished). He speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel. Learn more at JesusEconomy.org.

Editorial Reviews

"Jesus’ Economy weaves together Scripture, realities of the world of poverty, and in-depth personal experience to produce a fine handbook for practical mission work. For John Barry, effective ministry is informed, holistic, and sacrificial—and his life bears this out."
—Robert D. Lupton
Bestselling author, Toxic Charity
President, FCS Urban Ministries
 

"Jesus’ Economy is fast moving and 'heart' hitting. It will bring conviction. It will also give you hope. I am happy to commend its widest reading."
—Daniel L. Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Although more people have been raised out of abject poverty in the last 30 years than ever before, in all of human history, there is still much work to be done. John Barry’s new book, Jesus’ Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change, gives us a practical, biblical, hands-on manual for loving and serving 'the least of these.' This book will not only change the way you look at poverty, it will help you find the role God is calling you to play in helping change the world."
—Hugh Whelchel
Executive Director, The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Author, How Then Should We Work?
 

 "Jesus’ Economy flows from the heart of God for the marginalized all over the world. Rooted in the nonprofit work of John and Kalene Barry, Jesus’ Economy shows us not just how to effectively accomplish humanitarian and social goals, but how to minister to the poor. It’s a vision of how to strengthen the work of the kingdom of God that John and Kalene are living. This includes advice for church-planting movements, equipping leaders, health initiatives, and education. Jesus’ Economy will help you achieve measurable transformation and develop people and communities."
—Eric Costanzo
Senior Pastor, South Tulsa Baptist Church

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