A book highlighting the giving aspect of Christianity, the act of fellowship, helping the less privilege to gain stability and forge ahead, has been launched in Accra yesterday.
The 94 -page book titled: “The Poor in Our Midst,” written by Mr Padmore Baffour Agyapong, the Country Director of Compassion International Ghana Office, emphasises truths about God’s heart for the poor and how they are being treated by mankind.
The book explains in detail the act of compassion with real life and Biblical stories to communicate what God’s compassion really means.
Chapter one talks about the body of Christ, while chapter two gives the biblical mandate of the poor and vulnerable, with chapter three bringing the story alive with the gift of God.
Chapter four reminds readers of the act of compassion, with common excuses being discussed in chapter five, whereas the rewards and promise of God have been narrated in chapter six and finally knowing and obeying the word of God, has been summarised in the last chapter.
Mr Padmore Baffour Agyapong, Author of the book said issues surrounding the society motivated him to write the book.
He said the book, which provides hope also speaks on the promises and rewards God gives to those who take up the course of the poor and needy in the society.
Mr Baffour Agyapong urged the citizenry not to just look to the future in excess but pay attention to what is happening around them.
“It is the difference I can make in somebody’s life now, that is what I love to practice,” he said.
Rev Dr Joyce R Aryee, the Founder of Salt and Light Ministries, lauded the author for challenging society to consider the things that mattered most to God.
She said Christianity in Ghana is very wide but not deep and any strong wind could get Christians off course.
Rev Dr Aryee therefore advised Christians and the society to support people in vulnerable situations as that is what God wants.
“God is looking for citizens to turn their eyes to what matter most, that is the most little things we do, God wants all to turn their eyes to the vulnerable,” she said.
The first book was bought at GHȼ1,000.00.
Published by Direct Concept, this life transforming book has seven chapters.