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book: In his image

'In his image: Understanding and embracing the poor' by Andy Matheson (Intl Director of Oasis) is a book which has just been published.
This is not a member care book as such, but it is highly relevant to everyone whose work involves reaching out to the poor, and working for justice. It is written very clearly, and is based on the fact that we are all made in God's image, and so we should aim to relate to people as individuals, not just as part of our project.
As well as discussing holistic ministry, the book covers many other topics such as working with other ministries (rather than seeing them as competition); prayer; empowerment; receiving, and celebration. I believe that if we followed the principles in this book, we would see more satisfied mission workers, more effective ministry, more hope, and fewer cases of division, exhaustion and burnout. So - maybe it is relevant to member care after all.
Moreover, I believe God will be glorified as we work for justice, following the principles described in this book. I highly recommend it.
(Dr Debbie Hawker, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, InterHealth, London, UK)

Posted By: Debbie on Jun 11, 2010 07:31PM

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