Linking Arms, Linking Lives How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities

ISBN-10: 080107083X
ISBN-13: 9780801070839
Edition: 2008
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Description: Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active,  More...

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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Among the various lines drawn between people in the church--male and female, young and old, black and white, rich and poor, Republican and Democrat--there is the line between the urban and the suburban. The stereotypes of the edgy, socially active, multicultural urban Christian and the middle-class, comfortable, upwardly mobile suburban Christian mix fact and fiction. Linking Arms, Linking Lives looks beyond stereotypes and makes a compelling case for partnership that crosses urban and suburban for effective ministry among the poor.Drawing from a growing network of development practitioners, pastors, and theologians, this book focuses on the experiences of partnership between urban and suburban entities to provide both theological foundations and practical guidelines for those who desire to partner effectively. All who want to find viable ways to help the poor will welcome this thoughtful and hope-filled book. Includes a Foreword by Noel Castellanos.

Beverly Lewis was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1949. She received a degree in music education from Evangel University. She grew up as an Assembly of God minister's daughter. Although she was not Amish, she had a close family connection to Old Order Mennonites, including her maternal grandmother who left the Mennonite community when she married. Her first book, Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans (now titled Big Bad Beans) was published in 1993. Since then she has written over eighty books. Her titles for children and young adults include several series including the Cul-De-Sac Kids, the Girls Only (GO!), and the Holly's Heart. Her adult fiction books include The Heritage of Lancaster County series, the Abram's Daughters series, The Rose Trilogy, and the Home to Hickory Hollow series. She has received numerous awards including two Silver Angel Awards for The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish and a Gold Book Award for The Shunning. In 2014, she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Child of Mine.Ronald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Personal Words from the Authors
From Ron Sider, Theologian
From John Perkins, Community Organizer and Reconciler
From Wayne Gordon, Pastor
From Al Tizon, Missionary
Where We Do It: The Evolving Urban-Suburban Landscape
Location and Beyond
Why We Do It: The Biblical Demand for Partnership
The Call to Radical Community
The Call to Spirit-Empowered, Holistic Mission
How We Do (and Don't Do) It: Principles and Practice of Partnership
Partnership Essentials
Dos and Don'ts for Both Urban and Suburban Groups
Dos and Don'ts for Urban Partners
Dos and Don'ts for Suburban Partners
Partnership Fruit
How Others Have Done It: Practical Models of Partnership
Leap of Faith: Urban-Suburban Churches in Partnership
Expanding to the City: Urban-Suburban Parachurch Organizations in Partnership
Beyond Profit: Businesses in Partnership
Hall of Faith: Ordinary Saints in Partnership
Almost Ready to Do It: Looking Ahead
First Steps (or Just Do It!)
Conclusion: We Can Do It!
Memorandum of Understanding
Resources for Kingdom Partnership
Notes
Bibliography

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