Item description for 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren & Janie Sjogren...
Overview The Sjogrens present practical and creative ways for readers and their churches to reach out to people with physical, emotional and relational needs in their neighborhoods, communities, country and world.
Publishers Description Reaching out to othersIf you're like many Christians, you are so busy with day-to-day living that you may be unaware of the needs around you. In fact, you might be puzzled about how to help those who lack. Yet it's not nearly as hard as you might think. Just take a glance at your own community. Mother Teresa once said, "It isn't necessary to move to Calcutta to do something significant." There are people in need all around you, if you only stop to look. Is there a single parent where you work? A disabled child in your neighborhood? Perhaps a family in your church who cannot afford medical insurance? These needs cry out to be met, and God's Word says that to meet them is "pure and faultless" religion. In "101 Ways to Help People in Need, " Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical, emotional, and relational needs--in your neighborhood, your community, your country, and your world.
From Publishers Weekly Middle-class Christians who wonder how to appropriately respond to poverty may
enjoy the practical, specific suggestions in 101 Ways to Help People in Need,
a guide by Steve and Janie Sjogren. For an evangelical book, it has a
refreshing emphasis on social justice and is chock-full of concrete ideas. The
Sjogrens begin with tips for immediate relief, such as providing backpacks to
the homeless and used computers to low-income families. The next steps are a
bit more demanding: helping needy persons to reconcile with God and each
other, creating economic opportunities for them and, finally, "relocating" to
serve them better (e.g., by using vacation time to assist with
house-building). Down-to-earth and compassionate, this is a valuable guide to
getting started. ( May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews 101 Ways to Help People in Need by Steve Sjogren & Janie Sjogren has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2002
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576833151 ISBN13 9781576833155
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More About Steve Sjogren & Janie Sjogren
STEVE SJOGREN and his wife, Janie, have planted churches in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Oslo, Norway. Steve writes, speaks, mentors church planters, and in February 2008 launched a church plant in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of "Conspiracy of Kindness, Changing the World through Kindness," and "The Day I Died," and has written articles that have appeared in "Charisma, New Man, Discipleship Journal," and more. Steve and Janie have three grown children.
Steve Sjogren currently resides in the state of Ohio. Steve Sjogren was born in 1955.
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Reviews - What do customers think about 101 Ways to Help People in Need?
Terrific book Mar 28, 2008
My youth group was looking for some outreach projects and this book gave them several good ideas.
Great ideas transformed our church Jul 7, 2007
No single book, philosophy of ministry or methodology will work in every situation, but this author has inspired our church and transformed the way we do ministry. I recommend it if you are tired of sitting in the pews with the lights on and doors open just waiting for your community to walk in.
Book of ideas based on meeting needs, not fixing the system Jun 28, 2007
This is a book of ideas for helping "those in need", not "the poor" - the term "the "poor" implies a certain group that will remain in given place in life with no hope of transition out. My experience is that is by and large not the case. This is a book with tons of creative ideas that indeed to work in connecting with a variety of those in need - the "underemployed" - "the homeless" - and the most common form of those in need in the U.S. "single moms" who are being under financed.
The ideas here are a combination of showing low cost but extravagent care for those in need.
Some have asked about emptying the church's coffers. The question comes up, "What is our strategy to those in need?" I.E., is this group a high priority, medium or small matter? Spend accordingly. Spending is not an issue from that point forward - other than a matter of obiedience to Jesus' call.
The first third of the book is a clearly laid out philosophy of ministry toward those in need that is well worth the purchase price of the book in itself - the ideas that follow are a bonus.
Let down Dec 27, 2005
Not very creative...and frankly, disappointing. Nearly every idea stated involves churches pouring out their coffers to market Jesus and his love. Not many of his ideas are a leap beyond mainstream evangelical thought. I didn't think they challenged Christians to make themselves vulnerable in their expression of his love. Buy this book used if you remain interested in reading it.