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Editors Ron Sider and Heidi Unruh have drawn together the expertise of academics, activists, pastors, and social service professionals to consider the lives and special concerns of children living in poverty—biblically, educationally, physically, sociologically, politically.

This comprehensive reader does more than just analyze the problems. It takes a giant step forward in exploring real solutions through public policy and faith-based organizations. Read the words of the children themselves in interviews, profiles, and poetry. And learn from those who are already making a difference in the lives of poor and low-income children.

Includes a free online Study Guide for small-group use.

Editorial Reviews:

"...a concrete starting point for those in government, social services and churches looking for solutions to these desperate problems." —Publishers Weekly, April 9, 2007

"Their compassionate exploration of this topic is both broad and deep...This book is a valuable contribution to the growing missiological discussion about what are increasingly termed 'children at risk.'"—Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2008

"This is the book I have been waiting for somebody to publish for years.

HOPE for Children in Poverty: Profiles and Possibilities is one of the most essential tools that I would recommend as a must read for anyone involved in youth work in the United States." —Steven E. S. Bussey, Suffern, NY (as posted on

"The stories of hope that emerge from community ministries empower the reader to seek to live out the gospel in the here and now. Hope for Children in Poverty is a valuable resource that demonstrates how prayer, advocacy, and service transform lives of people from all socioeconomic levels." —Faith and Justice Connection (an e-newsletter from Sojourners), August 18, 2009


best books labelHope for Children in Poverty is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Social Change category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards!

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Hope for Children in Poverty has also been recognized as "NOTABLE" in the 2008 Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the Culture category.
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Hope for Children in Poverty was awarded the bronze medal in the Social Activism/Charity category of the First Annual Living Now Book Awards. Read more.

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