Item description for Renewing The City: Reflections On Community Development And Urban Renewal by Robert D. Lupton & Raymond J. Bakke...
Overview Urban ministry legend Robert Lupton, from Atlanta, tackles the story of Nehemiah from 3 perspectives - as biblical narrative, through the Jewish midrash traditions, and as a contemporary analogy for modern urban ministers. His insights and perspectives bring a freshness to Nehemiah's life.
Publishers Description When an expatriate bureaucrat toured a devastated city, he saw more than ashes and ruins. He envisioned a thriving metropolis where God's people could find safety and community. Likewise, when we consider today's urban challenges, we can be daunted by corruption and despair, or we can see opportunities for rejuvenation, restoration and rebirth. Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal. Lupton sees the book of Nehemiah as the memoirs of an urban developer who transformed a decaying city into a place of security and vitality. Placing Nehemiah's story in juxtaposition with contemporary realities offers encouragement and concrete models for how our own metropolitan environments can be revitalized. Nehemiah's example--and Lupton's--offer guidance and hope for all who would seek the welfare of their cities.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2012
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830833269 ISBN13 9780830833269
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More About Robert D. Lupton & Raymond J. Bakke
Robert Lupton has invested nearly forty years in inner city Atlanta. He is a Christian community developer, an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Through Family Consultation Service Urban Ministries, which he directs, he has developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multiracial congregations, started many businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide variety of human services. He earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Georgia. He speaks at conferences and churches across the nation, and consults with similar missions.