Ministries of mercyBy: Timothy J. Keller
Here, in this book, the author demonstrates that caring for needy people is the job of every believer - 'not just for the professionals' - and it is as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, nurture and worship. But he does more than just write about what we should do, he tells us how we can carry out this vital ministry as individuals families and churches. Along the way he deals with 'thorny issues' such as the costs of meeting the needs versus the limits of time and resources, giving material aid versus teaching responsibility and meeting needs within the church versus those outside. What this book forcefully reminds us is that God calls us to be ministers of mercy to people who are in desperate of help - be it spiritual or physical.