No Bright Lights gives an up close and personal profile ofNetworks Romania, a Christian relief organization reachingout to some of Romania's poorest people. In a shiftingsocial and political environment, many Romanian childrenfind themselves abandoned to the streets where theyexperience extreme poverty and injustice. Networks Romaniaworks with the community to help stabilize families throughword and deed expressions of the Gospel. In the course ofits work Networks Romania has found itself asking profoundquestions about the nature of effective outreach to thepoor: Is it possible that charity sometimes does more harmthan good? Is the current "hit and run" approach to missionsreally effective? Networks Romania workers share theirprofound insights into these and other questions withconviction and compassion. Their conclusions speak to thenecessity of sharing community with the poor as opposed todoing ministry to the poor, the importance of understandingthe rhythms and norms of differing cultures anddifferentiating between real and perceived needs. No BrightLights takes us on an enlightening journey and delivers acritical message that may redefine the way we look atoutreach.