Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blessings of the Poor by Paul O’Rourke


Blessings of the Poor by Paul O’Rourke is one of those books you can read aloud around the dinner table.

O’Rourke, CEO of Compassion Australia, has compiled 48 stories and presented them here in this book. The stories are divided into categories that include:

  • Love
  • Faith
  • Contentment
  • Generosity
  • Joy
  • Forgiveness
  • Humility
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Church
  • Hope

The back of the book reads….

An innocent young face in a photograph touches our heart and we commit ourselves to sponsor that child. We do it out of a desire to help the poor. We don’t realize that coming face to face with the poor will bless us too – in ways we can’t imagine.

People with nothing often discover riches that we miss in our material abundance. Their faith and hope is tested by the injustice of poverty only to reveal a joy that cannot be quenched by circumstances.

Many of those who sponsor children through Compassion have had the opportunity to visit them in the slums and villages of the developing world.

There are several cheap copies of this book available on Amazon. Like I said before, it’s a great book to read aloud to your family, spouse, or even alone. The stories are short and they are all about sponsorship through Compassion.

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