book for Sunday school class. Overall it is ok and I think the author pitched it a low enough level that even HS students could use the book for instruction if so desired.
he presents a very social justice view of helping the poor and seems to present rich people or at least rich companies as predators (I agree that some may do this but I think that no way is it 100%). He also has several minor errors in the book mainly relating to US historical figures i.e. O W Holmes was an associate supreme court justice not the chief justice, also while George Washington was certainly one of the founding fathers of the US he was not the founder of the US (these may be due to hasty editing). He is also inconsistent for instance in his use of race and culture (indicating that black people have their own culture is racist but latin american immigrants have their own culture and this is not racist?)
Overall he seems to want to treat helping the poor as a church sacrament similar to baptism or marriage. Interestingly, while treated as a minor side argument he seems (does not say specifically) that abortion is probably ok. I guess helping poor babies or fetuses falls outside helping poor people. Also his willingness to involve gov in helping churches with social justice is really letting the camel get his nose under the tent. After near 30 years in the military and 16 years a s military contractor I am convinced no job is to simple for the gov to mess it up.
While I obviously disagree with a lot of the items he presents and his factual goofs are more annoying than distracting from his main points I think the book is worth reading because it brings up a lot of good items and does cause the reader to think. And while it might not be as bad as he represents helping the poor is a great area for the church helping people and can certainly improve. I believe his heart is in the right place and this book is worth reading. I also think his congregation has a very good preacher and they are lucky for that.