All over the world---and in your community---people are lonely, hungry, sick, struggling to make ends meet, bitter, imprisoned, dying. Do you feel powerless to make a difference? You don't have to be helpless! From the simplest acts of kindness to more complex works of mercy, you'll find more than 100 practical ideas for compassionately responding to the needs of others. It's all here, from suggestions about working with the poor to honoring and assisting the elderly; helping immigrants assimilate and supporting the sick; respecting and serving the disabled, showing compassion to those in prison, and caring for the environment. You'll discover practical ways to begin making a difference in your community today, and helping others catch a vision for changing the world! A leader's guide makes this adaptable for group study, as well as individual reading. Jesus calls us to creatively and courageously share the good news by loving our neighbor. It's time to begin!
Tony Campolo, Ph.D., is professor of Sociology at Eastern College in St. Davids, PA. He is also founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organizations that helps "at risk" children and teens in urban America as well as in developing countries. Dr. Campolo is the author of more than 20 books and is a popular speaker both nationally and internationally. He and his wife, Margaret, live in Pennsylvania.
Gordon Aeschliman is the founder of World Christian magazine, and is the author of John Perkins: Land Where My Father Died and Apartheid: Tragedy in Black & White. Born in the Republic of South Africa to missionary parents, Aeschliman is a graduate of Westmont College in California. He and his family live in Colfax, WA.
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