Theirs Is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America

Paperback | October 11, 2011

byRobert D. Lupton

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"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it—in the decaying core of the city." —Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International

"The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his co-workers as models." —Tony Campolo, author of Stories That Feed Your Soul

Urban ministry activist Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta intending to bring Christ’s message into the ghetto—but his humbling discovery of a spiritual life already flowering in the city’s urban soil forces the minister to reexamine the deepest parts of his own soul, confronting his own patronizing, materialistic attitudes and the biases he himself held against the urban poor.

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Robert Lupton--educated and middle class--moved into a high crime area of Atlanta with the intention of bringing Christ's message into the ghetto. In this insightful and moving series of vignettes, he shows how his experiences there shattered many of his assumptions about himself and the nature of poverty in America.

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"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it—in the decaying core of the city." —Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International"The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his ...

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Timely, informative reflections on the relationship between poverty and Christianity, the responsibilities of the haves and have-nots, and the lessons Christians can learn from the poor.

Robert D. Lupton is founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) and the author ofTheirs Is the Kingdom;Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life; and the widely circulated "Urban Perspectives."

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.32 inPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:HarperCollins

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Robert Lupton--educated and middle class--moved into a high crime area of Atlanta with the intention of bringing Christ's message into the ghetto. In this insightful and moving series of vignettes, he shows how his experiences there shattered many of his assumptions about himself and the nature of poverty in America.

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"A work born...in the passion and pain of a man wrestling with God....A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it--in the decaying core of the city." (Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International)