|Walking With the Poor: |
Principles and Practices of Transformational Development
by Bryant L. Myers
Orbis Books, 1999
I first read this book when I was on staff with an international development organization. It revolutionized our thinking, impacted our programs, and even changed the language we used to describe our work!
Bryant Meyers writes from his twenty-three years of experience working with the poor as an employee of World Vision. Although the author writes in a context of economic development, the principles of this book apply to every cross-cultural situation.
The book is a good introduction to the best Christian and scientific writing about cross-cultural ministry, based on Scriptural principles, and challenges our assumptions as it calls us to truly respect the strength and resourcefulness of the poor.