Hope Realized: How the Power of Practical and Spiritual Development Can Diminish Poverty and Expose the Lie of Hopelessness (Hardcover)
A world free of poverty is possible-when we reimagine the powerful force of hope and what it can do.
Poverty isn't just a lack of resources. Often, even after resources are available, poverty and homelessness linger here in America and in third world countries. Why is that? And can anything be done to help?
The problem is bigger than a lack of resources, wealth, or education. A lie of hopelessness is holding Christians captive, preventing them from moving forward, and perpetuating hardships in global poverty.
It might feel hopeless, but it's not. You can make a meaningful difference once you understand the missing piece you can offer. Approaching your journey with love and grace will help you in your pursuit of making a dent in poverty and homelessness.
From rural Nicaraguan towns to large American cities, business and church leader James Belt is transforming impoverished communities through practical opportunities for growth and the spiritual hope found in Jesus. Full of inspiration and actionable steps for every Christian who wants their own contributions to make a significant difference, this guide and memoir will help you create all-in hope that can change lives and end poverty.
- A new perspective on why social and economic inequality exists-and how to go beyond traditional missionary and volunteer work to end it.
- True stories of the hopelessness ensnaring the poor in self-perpetuating pockets of intergenerational poverty, homelessness, and underprivilege.
- The incredible power of practical and spiritual hope to overcome poverty, whether in your city or across the world.
- Inspiring Bible passages to help you transform your own faith and privilege into hope and identity for others.
- Practical outreach and community project ideas that will empower people to fulfill their God-given potential.
We need more than surface-level hope to create impactful change. Get Hope Realized and start fighting the lie of hopelessness and poverty with all-in hope.