Suffer the Children: How We Can Help Improve the Lives of the World's Impoverished Children
Gary Scott and Jane Marie Smith, February 2017
"An excellent book full of fine biblical discussion, current socio-economic data and powerful stories. A solid help for Christians wanting practical help on how they can act effectively to reduce poverty here and around the world." --Ron Sider, author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and President Emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action
"Children are those most impacted by war, conflict, and crisis—and as Jesus’ own example makes clear, it’s not an option for us to turn a blind eye. Suffer the Children takes an unflinching look at the hardships faced by millions of children each day, but then also turns our gaze toward approaches and organizations that are creating lasting change. Clear, compelling, and thoroughly biblical, this book envisions a future in which children exchange their suffering for hope." --Peter Greer, president & CEO, HOPE International and coauthor of Mission Drift
Read an excerpt of Suffer the Children here (Used with Permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers)
Because many people “just don’t know the facts,” declares Peter Edelman, a Georgetown University Law Center professor who has worked on issues related to destitution for more than 50 years, “we need to tell the stories of poverty.” That's one of the reasons we wrote this book. As a woman in our Sunday school remarked recently, we are very isolated from the lives of the poor. While Suffer the Children won't take you directly into the homes of poor children, we do hope it helps our readers better understand what causes and sustains destitution and some practical ways we can work to abolish it.