Grant - In Shadow Of Plenty - Biblical Blueprint For Welfare (1986)
This is George Grant's amazing book In the Shadow of Plenty - The Biblical Blueprint for Welfare (1986) which asks the question on if does the Bible have answers for the tough problems posed by poverty, privation and welfare. The "war on poverty" was supposed to rid of hunger and homelessness, of slums and squalor, of destitution and desperation. But after billions of dollars spent in the effort, there were more poor than ever before. It now appears that the "war on poverty" is over. Unfortunately, poverty has won. Most social scientists don't know what to do, other than to perhaps call for more of the same old tired policies and programs that lost us the "war" in the first place. They simply don't have the answers. Neither do most Christians. But the Bible does. In this volume of the ground-breaking Biblical Blueprint Series, George Grant outlines specifically what the answers are. From the Scriptures themselves, he shows how the Church - could and why the Church should - succeed where the government has utterly and dismally failed. The Bible tells us what to do, when, where, how, and why. It offers us a "blueprint" for victory over poverty. In The Shadow of Plenty lays out that "blueprint" simply, practically, and understandably. It plots our course from trivial and impotent "war games" to strategic and vital "amber waves of grain." 200 pages. A must read for everyone.
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