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In the Shadow of Plenty

In the Shadow of Plenty

Biblical Principles of Welfare and Poverty

by Dr. George Grant
2nd Edition, ©1986, Publisher Catalog #CLP79135
Trade Paperback, 147 pages
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Does the Bible have answers for the tough problems posed by poverty, privation, and welfare?

Yes, absolutely.

The "war on poverty" was supposed to rid our land of hunger and homelessness, of slums and squalor, of destruction and desperation. But after billions upon billions of dollars spent in the effort, there were more poor than ever before, It now appears that the "war on poverty" is over. Unfortunately, poverty has won.

Most social scientists don't know what to do, other than to perhaps call for more of the same old tired policies and programs that lost us the "war" in the first place. They simply don't have the answers. Neither do most Christians.

But the Bible does.

In this volume George Grant outlines specifically what the answers are. From the Scriptures themselves, he shows how the Church could - and why the Church should - succeed where the government has utterly and dismally failed. The Bible tells us what to do, when, where, how, and why. It offers us a "blueprint" for victory over poverty.Int the Shadow of Plentylays out that "blueprint" simply, practically, and understandably. It plots our course from trivial and impotent "war games" to strategic and vital "amber waves of grain."

George Grant is the author of more than two dozen books on poverty, history, and theology. He is the director of the King's Meadow Study Center, the editor of theArx Axiomnewsletter, a regular columnist for both WorldandTable Talkmagazines, and a teaching fellow at the Franklin Classical School.

Table of Contents:

Foreword

Part I - The Biblical Blueprint : 10 Principles

Author's Introduction
Word and Deed Evangelism
The Samaritan Legacy
Dominion by Service
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work We Go
Sheaves for the Provident
Charity Begins at Home
Uplifting the Uplifters
The Unbroken Circle
Exceeding What Is Written
The Foundation of Peace

Part II - The Biblical Blueprint: 3 Strategies

What the Government Should Do
What the Church Should Do
What Families Should Do

For Further Reading

Subject Index

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