The contracts are signed and I have a book coming out! Radical Charity: How Generosity Can Save the World (And the Church) will be published under Wipf and Stock’s Cascade Books imprint. While there isn’t a set schedule yet, I’m estimating that it will be available sometime in the fall of 2019.
Here’s my proposed cover copy:
Right now, there is a movement in churches and nonprofits arguing that charity is toxic, that helping hurts, and that the entire nonprofit sector needs to be reformed to truly lift people out of poverty. These charity skeptics are telling Christians that traditional charity deepens dependency, fosters a sense of entitlement, and erodes the work ethic of people who receive it. Charity skepticism is increasingly popular; and it is almost certainly wrong.
Radical Charity weaves together research and scholarship on topics as diverse as biblical scholarship, Christian history, economics, and behavioral psychology to tell a different story. In this story, charity is the heart of Christianity and one of the most effective ways that we can help people who are living in poverty. Charity—giving to people experiencing poverty without any expectation of return or reformation—can save the world and help make God’s vision for the church a reality.
You can watch this page for updates on the project. You can also check out this tag on my blog.