This is the best book on mercy ministry ever written. Keller presents a clear and highly compelling case that caring for physical needs is a necessary sign of saving faith, and then in the second part of the book gives practical guidance for how a church can go about establishing and maintaining a mercy ministry. This book is as important for the “why” as well as the “how.”
Amazon Description: Like the Samaritan who found a dying man by the Jericho road, we’re aware of people in need around us—the widow next door, the family strapped with medical bills, the homeless man outside our church. God calls us to help them, whether they need shelter, assistance, medical care, or just friendship.
Tim Keller shows that caring for these people is the job of every believer, as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, discipleship, and worship. But he doesn’t stop there. He tackles thorny issues as he shows how we can carry out this vital ministry as individuals, families, and churches. Retypeset third edition. Includes discussion questions.