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eBook Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God's World ePub

by David Beckmann,Arthur Simon

  • ISBN: 0809138662
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: David Beckmann,Arthur Simon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paulist Press (July 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 219
  • ePub book: 1347 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1781 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 865

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Beckmann, David M; Simon, Arthur . Hunger in God's world - Ending hunger - The overloaded Earth - A jobs-based strategy - Gender and race - The economics of hunger - The politics of hunger - Taking action.

Beckmann, David M; Simon, Arthur R. Publication date. Food supply, Agriculture and state, Hunger. New York : Paulist Press. Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

By David Beckmann and Arthur Simon The catechism image comes to mind both because of the book’s Q and A approach and because its message is expressed in religious.

By David Beckmann and Arthur Simon. Paulist Press, 997 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430. The catechism image comes to mind both because of the book’s Q and A approach and because its message is expressed in religious and moral terms. The authors declare, for example, that hunger is a scandal not only in the sense of moral outrage, but also because it causes despair and alienates people from God.

David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World and has served at the . In 1990 Simon received a presidential award for lifetime achievement.

David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World and has served at the World Bank on projects to reduce poverty. He founded and serves as president of the Alliance to End Hunger, helped found the ONE campaign with Bono, and appears regularly in mainstream and religious media. The author of several books on issues of hunger and poverty, Beckmann is a Lutheran minister and has a degree from the London School of Economics. Arthur Simon is the founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, the nation's foremost citizens lobby on hunger. In 1990 Simon received a presidential award for lifetime achievement against hunger.

by David Beckmann and Arthur Simon

book by Arthur Simon. Every fifteen minutes a jumbo jet filled with children crashes, leaving no survivors. by David Beckmann and Arthur Simon. The insightful authors, both Lutheran ministers active with Bread for the World, start with a careful overview of the biblical teachings related to hunger and poverty and then examine the state of the hungry in the USA and throughout God's world.

Arthur Simon (born 1930 in Eugene, Oregon) is founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, a citizens' lobby . Prior to that, he authored, with David Beckmann, Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God’s World

Arthur Simon (born 1930 in Eugene, Oregon) is founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, a citizens' lobby on hunger, which he served for almost two decades. Simon is a graduate of Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an ordained Lutheran minister. His late brother was United States Senator Paul Simon (D-IL). Prior to that, he authored, with David Beckmann, Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God’s World. His previous books include Faces of Poverty and Harvesting Peace: The Arms Race and Human Need

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Every fifteen minutes a jumbo jet filled with children crashes, leaving no survivors. The jet is actually hunger, but the haunting image is real--33,000 children dead each day. What is even more haunting is that the deaths are unnecessary because the world has long had the technology and experience to end hunger. Its persistence is a challenge to the integrity of everyone who claims the name Christian.

This primer on the causes and cures of hunger is written by Bread for the World's founding president Arthur Simon and current president David Beckmann. Never oversimplifying, the book shows how issues such as population, resources, economics, and human rights are interwoven in their impact on hunger. The book gives compelling biblical motivation for personal action and public policy--and explains practical strategies individuals can take to help effect worldwide change.

Using a question-and-answer format for clear reading, stories and examples for personalization, and graphics and sidebars for eye-appeal, this is an important book for all Christians. It's of special interest to Bread for the World members, social justice workers, parish social-action committees, grassroots activists, historians, political scientists, and anyone concerned with the poor.

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Lavivan Lavivan
The insightful authors, both Lutheran ministers active with Bread for the World, start with a careful overview of the biblical teachings related to hunger and poverty and then examine the state of the hungry in the USA and throughout God's world. There is plenty in the book to celebrate: the percentage of those living in poverty in the USA has dropped in the last forty years, child mortality in developing countries is one half of what it was in 1960, world grain production per acre has doubled in the same time period, the global population's rate of growth is slowing, the proportion of hungry people in developing countries has fallen sharply, and the number of people who die in famines has also decreased in the last few decades. There is still far too much bad news: the percentage of U.S. children living in poverty (one in five) is triple that of other industrialized nations; thousands of children are dying daily in developing nations because of hunger (one child is dying for every breath we take); and less than one percent of our national budget goes for foreign assistance. The book's question and answer format makes for easy reading while its content can be troubling, but also inspiring for people of faith who can make a difference.
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While it can get a bit technical at times, overall, this book is very good at explaining why we should care about poor and hungry people in our country and around the world. It also gives people the tools they need to be citizen advocates on hunger -- going beyond helping at soup kitchens or donating money to good causes. It shows how we can use our power as citizens to affect the root causes of hunger and poverty, and not just put a Band-Aid on the problem. A great book for anyone who cares about this issue, but especially for Christians who understand the teachings of Jesus to mean that we are obligated to care for all of God's children.
Bad Sunny Bad Sunny
David Beckmann's & Arthur Simon's leadership have impacted the churches awareness of the growing number of starving people around the world. In their book "Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God's World" they address the themes of God's providence and our responsibility to care for the earth and for each other. Using Biblical principles and the teachings of the scriptures they describe how these two themes are intertwined.

Real life stories bring home the importance of Christians becoming involved in a program to stem acceleration of hunger and poverty, and effectively meet this ongoing challenge. The authors are petitioning Christians to a growing awareness of the issue, to prayer, and to active involvement in finding resolution.

Illustrations, charts, and drawings all add visual impact to the economics of hunger, and the politics of hunger. Other issues include a jobs based strategy, welfare reform, racial, and gender inequities.

A study guide is available for use with the book which makes it ideal for individual or group use. The thought provoking questions help the reader assimilate and personalize action steps that can be taken to become y involved while joining other citizens working with Bread for the World ministry providing justice, technology, and resources to meet the need.

The book was written over 10 years ago. Although the need continues with new challenges due to recent earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and our current economic crisis. Many of the principles contained are currently applicable, workable, and needed. However, I would like to see an updated, edited version of the book to more closely identify with the needs today.

The authors write with genuine conviction, clarity, and concern. Their writing is compelling, articulate, and convincing.
Qane Qane
I have read a wide variety of books on this topic and I am bothered by the left leaning spin in this book. The authors make an effort to bring you statistics and facts, however with the spin to victimize the poor and blame those over the poverty line discredits the validity of this book. I would suggest you read other books on this topic if you are truly interested in empowering the poor.