You will see below my review of Laurie Green’s excellent new book, Blessed are the Poor? which I want to share here. I really do recommend it to everyone who is engaged in urban ministry and especially estate ministry.
Bishop Laurie is coming to do an afternoon with urban clergy here in Birmingham in October. If anyone else is interested in coming along, please let me know.
Blessed are the Poor? Urban Poverty and the Church
By Laurie Green, SCM 2015
Laurie Green has long been at the forefront of urban ministry in Britain as parish priest, bishop, theologian and practitioner. I was really looking forward to reading Blessed are the Poor? and can wholeheartedly recommend it as a resource for anyone engaged in urban ministry, and particularly for those involved in outer housing estates.
It is the fruit of several years Bishop Laurie had spent visiting, being in and listening…