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Companion to the Poor: Christ in the Urban Slums [Paperback]

By Viv Grigg (Author)
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While in a Manilla squatter settlement of Tatalon in 1979, Viv Grigg knew what he wanted to do, but not how to do it. Readers will be challenged to reexamine strategies and design new approaches that will build Christ's kingdom among the poor - who comprise nearly half the world.

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When he entered the Manila squatter settlement of Tatalon in 1979, Grigg knew what he wanted to do but not how to do it. The need was obvious - to establish a Christian church among Asia's forgotten people, the impoverished slum dwellers of its vast megalopolises. The challenge was to find a way that did not treat people's spiritual needs in isolation from their poverty, without simply becoming another economic or social relief program with no evangelistic component.This book is the enthralling story of how the author met and solved this problem. But in a sense, it is an unfinished story. What has begun is but the beginning of the founding of a Christian community in a dark place.This is not Viv Grigg's story alone, but God's story. For it is God who is working in Tatalon and urban slums like it, and giving people a hope that affects all of life. Viv Grigg challenges us to reexamine our strategies and design new approaches that will build Christ's kingdom among the poor "who comprise nearly half the world."

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Studio: Authentic and World Vision
Pages   220
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
ISBN  1932805133  
ISBN13  9781932805130  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Viv Grigg has been a prophetic voice, living among the poor and slums in Manila, Calcutta, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles... Lead by the Spirit, he has catalyzed several networks of workers who choose to live in the slums of over 40 emerging mega-cities, creating a plethora of organizations that transform poverty. He catalyzed the MA in Transformational Urban Leadership ( with partnering seminaries, and grassroots training networks of slum pastors. He is author of a sequel, Cry of the Urban Poor, and an urban transformation theology, The Spirit of Christ and the Postmodern City and others. Currently he is Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University and international Director of Urban Leadership Foundation.

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Amazingly great book!  Mar 10, 2008
Highly recommended reading for those who want to get broken and surrendered to serving God with the poor.

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