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The Resource Renewing American compassion, Marvin Olasky ; foreword by Newt Gingrich

Renewing American compassion, Marvin Olasky ; foreword by Newt Gingrich

Label
Renewing American compassion
Title
Renewing American compassion
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Olasky ; foreword by Newt Gingrich
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a ringing call to churches, community leaders, and ordinary citizens, Marvin Olasky points the way to a reinvented War on Poverty and a renewal of faith-based charity. Only in recent decades have we relegated compassion to the government and lost touch with the poor. We can do much better. In Renewing American Compassion, Olasky reminds us that the original meaning of compassion is "suffering with": from this definition, he constructs an entirely new framework for helping the needy. Olasky shows how dozens of charities and individuals have connected to, and uplifted, the needy. He offers specific guidelines for offering a helping hand, and describes how true compassion renews all of us. He advocates the restoration of family and community bonds, and a return to a moral code that emphasizes the value of hard work, self-sufficiency, and self-respect. Olasky recounts dozens of success stories, and a summary of history's lessons, to show that through faith, by "suffering with," each of us can join a renewed effort for personal, challenging, and spiritual charity. He tells the stories of Clean and Sober Streets in Washington; Teen Challenge in San Antonio; Step Thirteen in Denver; Children of the Night in Los Angeles; and many others
Summary
Calls for a compassionate approach to dealing with America's social problems, explaining how we have lost touch with the poor and how, through a personal and spiritual charity, we can help alleviate poverty and suffering
Storyline
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162378
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olasky, Marvin N
Dewey number
361.8/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.O42 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gingrich, Newt
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public welfare administration
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • Public welfare
  • Public welfare administration
  • Social policy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Renewing American compassion, Marvin Olasky ; foreword by Newt Gingrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: A Citizen's Guide for Helping the Poor / Newt Gingrich -- Introduction: The Need for Renewal -- 1. Conventional Welfare Reform -- 2. An Alternative Model -- 3. From Wilderness to Neighborhood -- 4. The Good Old Days? -- 5. Twentieth-Century Debacle -- 6. That Was Then -- This Is Now? -- 7. Pushing the Back of the Envelope -- 8. Down the Drain? -- 9. Proclaiming Liberty Throughout the Land -- App. A.A Pledge to Action -- App. B.A Biblical Base -- App. C. Alternative Welfare Replacement Methods -- App. D. Connecting the Dots
Control code
ocm34076452
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 201 p.
Isbn
9780684830001
Lccn
95053992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34076452
Label
Renewing American compassion, Marvin Olasky ; foreword by Newt Gingrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: A Citizen's Guide for Helping the Poor / Newt Gingrich -- Introduction: The Need for Renewal -- 1. Conventional Welfare Reform -- 2. An Alternative Model -- 3. From Wilderness to Neighborhood -- 4. The Good Old Days? -- 5. Twentieth-Century Debacle -- 6. That Was Then -- This Is Now? -- 7. Pushing the Back of the Envelope -- 8. Down the Drain? -- 9. Proclaiming Liberty Throughout the Land -- App. A.A Pledge to Action -- App. B.A Biblical Base -- App. C. Alternative Welfare Replacement Methods -- App. D. Connecting the Dots
Control code
ocm34076452
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 201 p.
Isbn
9780684830001
Lccn
95053992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34076452

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