Monday, September 06, 2010

Exodus from Hunger

In his powerful and hopeful new book Exodus from Hunger, Bread for the World president David Beckmann examines the causes of hunger, presents case studies of countries that have made great strides against it, and puts a human face on the problem by sharing stories of people who are, quite simply, hungry every day.

The problems can seem overwhelming, but Beckmann, one of two winners of the 2010 World Food Prize, lays out a clear and workable plan for effectively using political channels to make great progress.

David discussed the book and his World Food Prize in the YouTube video below.  Here's what he said about the book:
The World has made a lot of progress against hunger. poverty and disease over the last few decades. More progress is clearly possible.  I see this as the great Exodus from our time, an great Exodus from hunger.  It's evidence of God's loving presence in our own history.  And I think God is also calling us to get with the program, and especially to push our government to do its part, to continue the Exodus from hunger in our own country and around the world.
The book has received endorsements from many prominent theologians and church leaders, including Ron Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action.  Here's what he said:
For several decades, more and more Christians have been listening anew to the biblical summons to empower the poor and to do justice. David Beckmann’s Exodus from Hunger builds on that growing movement and provides a clear, concrete agenda for effective change that would dramatically reduce global poverty.

Buy the book via the Bread for the World online store.

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