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Do you want to better live out the teachings of Jesus to help people in need? Do you feel you should care more for the poor but are not sure where to start?
In this book, author John Christopher Frame, PhD, having encountered poverty around the world, will help you on your journey of putting your faith into action. With Frame’s thoughtful, down-to-earth, deep dive into Christian living, you’ll feel closer to God and more encouraged to care for others.
7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart: How to Live Out Your Faith and Care for the Poor is a captivating, easy-to-read book designed to show you how to keep your faith central in all you do. Through compelling stories and practical teaching, you’ll learn how to better love and support those in need.
In 7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart, you’ll discover:
How to cultivate the seven attitudes that will transform your view of underprivileged people, so you can be a more effective instrument of God
A powerful framework for serving God that will motivate you even when you don’t feel inspired to care about those who are poor
The key to overcoming selfish tendencies, so you can live a more generous life
How you can care more for others and, as a result, experience God’s greater presence in your life
Unforgettable narratives that provide a window into the lives of people who are poor, and much, much more!
7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart: How to Live Out Your Faith and Care for the Poor is an eye-opening journey that will help you move into the joy of loving others more. If you like on-the-ground wisdom, empowering approaches to serving God, and practical advice, then you’ll love John Christopher Frame’s inspirational book.
"“This book is like a window into people’s lives around the world, with sensory details that help us empathize with circumstances that we otherwise struggle to imagine.”
—Rev. Matthew Ingalls, Author of The Upside Down Way: Following Jesus through the Gospel of Luke
“Frame’s personal story, mingled with the stories of friends in Cambodia trapped in crippling poverty, creates a compelling narrative for his solid teaching on how we all can nurture qualities in ourselves in order to better care for others in need with a truly empowered, serving, and loving mindset.”
—Jamie Aten, PhD, Founder & Executive Director, Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College, and author of A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience
“Personal encounters with the poor are often a struggle for Christians. So much of our faith tells us to help. But how? Such encounters can leave us conflicted and confused. In 7 Attitudes of the Helping Heart, John Christopher Frame invites us to feel the tensions of such experiences. He then explores how some of the core virtues of our faith—compassion, empathy, and holiness among them—can give us wisdom in how to navigate tricky ethical situations. In the process, Frame provides a glimpse of how God can work through the body of believers in a world full of suffering, and the joy that can result for all involved. It is an inspirational read.”
—Stephen Offutt, PhD, Professor of Development Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
“This book is full of stories of needy persons and generous Christians responding with compassion and love. These stories from around the world both show how we struggle to be generous and also encourage us to move toward greater generosity.”
—Ronald Sider, PhD, President emeritus, Evangelicals for Social Action, and author of Rich
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