Guest Recommendations

Guest Reviewers recommend both new and favourite books...

Paul ChandlerPaul Chandler,
Chief Executive of Traidcraft

Paul Chandler is chief executive of Traidcraft, the UK's leading fair trade organisation, and lives near Durham with his wife, Sarah, and three daughters. From 1992-2001 he was General Secretary of SPCK, and before that worked for Barclays Bank.






Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger
Author - Ronald J. Sider

Paperback (01 April 2005)
Price: £13.99

Publisher: Word, imprint of Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-0-849-94530-4

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger


Warning: this book could change your life! Since it first appeared in 1977, it has challenged and inspired many Christians to review their lifestyles and priorities.

Ronald Sider sets out hard-hitting facts about world poverty, with statistics updated for recent editions, but combines this with clear Biblical exposition on God's special concern for the poor. He argues that Christian teaching compels each of us to accept responsibility for our conscious or unconscious participation in unjust trading systems, and urges us to repentance. He calls on us to consider adopting simpler and more environmentally friendly lifestyles, to increase our charitable giving, and to campaign to make the world a more just place.

Reading this book is likely to make you feel uncomfortable about the extent to which you are reflecting the gospel message in your own life. It is a call to radical discipleship. In this year of the Make Poverty History campaign, 'Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger' should be required reading for all Christians, challenging them to engage more fully in the fight against poverty.

Paul Chandler

Next: Revd Bill Snelson

Previous: Phil Whittall