Celebrating The Gospel In Urban America. Robert Lupton--educated and middle class--moved into a high crime area of Atlanta with the intention of bringing Christ's message into the ghetto. In this insightful and moving series of vignettes, he shows how his experiences there shattered many of his assumptions about himself and the nature of poverty in America.
"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it--in the decaying core of the city." --Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International
"The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his co-workers as models." --Tony Campolo, author of Stories That Feed Your Soul
Urban ministry activist Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta intending to bring Christ's message into the ghetto--but his humbling discovery of a spiritual life already flowering in the city's urban soil forces the minister to reexamine the deepest parts of his own soul, confronting his own patronizing, materialistic attitudes and the biases he himself held against the urban poor.