I see you : how love opens our eyes to invisible people

by Lester, Terence,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 1 copy
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
We don't care about what we don't see. Countless people are invisible to us. We overlook the poor and homeless, partly because we don't share much space with them. More seriously, we often choose not to see the realities around us. We hold misconceptions about who is deserving or not, or make false assumptions about people's poverty being their own fault. Terence Lester calls us to see the invisible people around us. His personal encounters and real-life stories challenge Christians to become more informed about poverty and homelessness, and to see the poor as Jesus does. When we see people through God's eyes and hear their stories, we restore their dignity and help them flourish. And when we recognize our own inner spiritual poverty, we have greater empathy for others, no matter their circumstances. Let love open your eyes. Discover how seeing leads us to act with compassion and justice--as God intends.
Contents
Introduction: Searching for home
Demystifying poverty
You don't have to fear
Making room in the margins
How much is enough?
Ignorance can be hurtful
You are part of the solution
Different communities, different needs
Dignity and how to see people
Creating communities
Creating consistent rhythms
Conclusion: Each one matters.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lester has written an invitation to meet all people with dignity. A pastor and founder of Love Beyond Walls, a nonprofit based in College Park, Georgia, that mobilizes people to help those who are homeless and often unseen, he doesn't simply talk about giving to the underprivileged here. Rather, he motivates and mobilizes readers by providing stories about people who deserve dignity, have a history and a life to live, and who also need help. For those unfamiliar with food deserts (areas without access to grocery stores or healthful food) or little awareness of the common causes of homelessness and how easy it is to arrive there, or want to find ways they can affirm dignity rather than remove it, Lester answers questions and reflects on the experience he had when he intentionally lived as a homeless man before starting his organization. He also shares resources and ways for people to engage. While this is written through a scriptural lens, the content is useful for Christians and non-Christians alike.--Joyce McIntosh Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Church and minorities.
Marginality, Social.
Church work with minorities.
Church work with people with social disabilities.
Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Publisher Downers Grove, Illinois :2019
Contributors Gibbons, Dave, writer of foreword.
Language English
Description 172 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780830845729
0830845720
Other Classic View