In the Shadow of Plenty (paperback)
The “war on poverty” was supposed to reform the entire social fabric of our nation. The hungry were to be fed. The naked were to be clothed. The homeless were to be sheltered. The jobless were to be employed. The helpless were to be protected.
But the “war on poverty” has failed. It has created a permanent underclass and reinforced the divide between the haves and the have-nots.
This book’s primary intention is to look simply and briefly at what the Bible says about poverty relief. Because the Bible is itself by nature practical (Proverbs 3:5–6), this book is inevitably practical as well. In fact, we hope that it will prove to be helpful as a manual for action (James 1:22).