Item description for The Urban Halo: A Story of Hope for Orphans of the Poor by Craig Greenfield...
Overview The story of one family's time in a Cambodian slum, establishing an innovative ministry caring for over a thousand orphans.
Publishers Description The story of one family's time in a Cambodian slum, establishing an innovative ministry caring for over a thousand orphans. "When Jesus moved from the most exclusive community in the universe to the worst ghetto in the world, seeking out prostitutes, lepers, and children, he sparked a revolution in at least one man's life. My own."Craig Greenfield left a high-flying job to move to Cambodia and set up home with his wife in the Phnom Penh slums. As the poor became their neighbours and their friends, a distinctive ministry began to emerge. Project HALO has transformed the lives of hundreds of children affected by AIDS, and empowered the poor to care for their own orphans.
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Studio: Authentic Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.79" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN 1850787271 ISBN13 9781850787273
Reviews - What do customers think about Urban Halo, The?
Urban Halo May 22, 2008
Love to review the book ordered over a month ago but it hasn't arrived yet ----Pity
An gripping insider's story of living among and serving the poorest of the poor Mar 10, 2008
You can read this book quickly, but the lessons and insights will stick with you for a long time. The author is a Christian who has lived and served among the poor in the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He calmly writes about choices that one in a million Jesus followers would take, like giving up his lucrative job as a brand manager in an internationally successful company to go live at "The End of the Road" (the actual name of a slum where he eventually settled with his wife and baby).
I picked up the book in Cambodia after visiting some of the sites mentioned in the story. I was amazed to see nearly destitute Cambodians looking after the needs of truly destitute Cambodians. It was an image of empowerment made possible by sacrifice which you can't buy with money. It takes someone, like this author, willing to invest his or her own life.