“Hope Lives: A Journey of Restoration” (Amber Van Schooneveld)

I heard from several staff that Hope Lives offers a challenging, yet gentle introduction to the greatest issues facing Christ-followers today. Amber takes you on a five-week journey of introspection and prayer—unpacking what keeps you and me from engaging in global issues. It’s probably the best primer on what the Scripture really says about the poor and the nature of poverty and on how you and your disciples/movements can respond to God’s voice as he speaks to you about poverty.

I’ve been deeply challenged by the missiologist’s claim that the greatest divide is not linguistic or cultural or religious, but “socio-economic.” If 2-3 billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day, it’s hard to imagine we can help fulfill the Great Commission if our disciples never learn to understand the poor and learn to cross this economic divide with the words and works of the Gospel.

Consider using this book and related curriculums with your discipleship groups.

logosymbol.gif“And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”– Micah 6:8

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Micah Challenge is part of a global Christian campaign. Their aims are to deepen our engagement with impoverished and marginalised communities; and to challenge leaders to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and so halve absolute global poverty by 2015!
Micah Challenge USA is a movement of Churches, organizations, Schools, families, and individuals united by their desire to see the end of Extreme Global Poverty. Join the movement!