BridgeBuilders Launching The Poverty Essays Booklets


In an effort to educate Christians on the many facets of modern poverty; what it is; what it isn’t, and how the gospel can solve it; BridgeBuilders is publishing the The Poverty Essays, a collection of short essays that will soon be available in booklet form.

These small booklets, written by Michael Craven, are designed to correct the many misconceptions surrounding modern poverty in the U.S. and its root causes. Others will offer insight into the common misunderstanding of Jesus’ words: “The poor will always be with you” and what he actually meant. Another will address the ongoing issue of race and how the church often errs by elevating the race narrative above the gospel narrative. Soon to be released titles include:

·Making Poverty History: Why the Gospel Truly is Good News for the Poor
·There Should Be No Poor Among You: Why Poverty Alleviation is Not an Elective of the Christian Faith
·Race & Poverty: How Victimization as Fact Became Victimization as Ideology
·The Christian Mind: The Key to Cultural Relevance & Church Renewal

As some of you may know, our president, Michael Craven, is a prolific writer and insightful public thought leader. Prior to joining BridgeBuilders, Michael was the president and founder of the Center for Christ & Culture where he worked for more than fourteen years, challenging the spiritual apathy and theological vacuity of the church through serious research, writing, teaching and speaking. His thoughtful commentaries on the intersection of faith and culture reached more than two million readers each week through syndication on,, The Christian Post and numerous other media outlets.

In addition, to Michael’s weekly commentaries and thoughtful essays, he published his critically acclaimed book, Uncompromised Faith: Overcoming Our Culturalized Christianity with NavPress in 2009.

Look for Making Poverty History: Why the Gospel Truly is Good News for the Poor to be released within the next two weeks. 

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