Here’s two books that have got me über fired up lately-

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkart

and

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life, by Robert D. Lupton

They both deal with concepts of community transformation and development in addressing issues of poverty.  They are  excellent reads on transforming the wealthy  and the poor.

P.S.  I popped in on Jim Wallis’ book tour recently.  He offered some great ideas and questions around a cultural need for values reform as we face the causes and consequences of economic crisis, bail-outs, etc.  The new book is Rediscovering Values: on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.  The talk was great.

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