Suffer the Children

How We Can Help Improve the Lives of the World's Impoverished Children

By Gary Scott Smith, Jane Marie Smith

Suffer the Children

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  • ISBN: 9781532600715
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 1/31/2017
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00
Web Price: $24.00

Suffer the Children

How We Can Help Improve the Lives of the World's Impoverished Children

By Gary Scott Smith, Jane Marie Smith

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532600715
  • Pages: 248
  • Publication Date: 1/31/2017
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00

About-

We all say that we care about children. We all know that millions of children around the world, including in the United States, are suffering physically, materially, and emotionally and are unable to reach their full potential. Moreover, their material deprivation and physical ills often prevent them from responding to the gospel. Most of us conclude that we cannot do anything significant to help the impoverished children living in our own backyards let alone those living in the slums of Nairobi or the hinterlands of Haiti. We can, however, do much to improve their lives materially and spiritually. Through praying, giving generously, sponsoring children, volunteering with aid organizations, living more simply, investing and shopping more prudently, and advocating more zealously in the political arena, we can make a difference. We can prod politicians, business executives, and church leaders to prioritize aiding destitute children. We can support one of the hundreds of organizations that are working effectively to help indigent children have better lives. Suffer the Children describes the plight of poor children and provides many practical ways we can participate in one of the most important crusades to improve our world.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"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; co-author of Mission Drift
 
"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." 
--Ronald Sider, author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Contributors-

Gary Scott Smith
Jane Marie Smith

Bio(s)-

Gary Scott Smith chairs the History Department at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.  He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Religion in the Oval Office (2015) and Heaven in the American Imagination (2011).

Jane Marie Smith served for fifteen years as the Coordinator of Instruction/Government Documents Librarian at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. She has worked to end human trafficking as a researcher and as an activist.

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