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IFWE Launches Book Offering Hope for Poverty Alleviation
Arthur Brooks, Marvin Olasky, and 13 other Christian thought leaders contribute to "For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty"

Contact: Kristin Brown, The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, 703-962-7818, media@tifwe.org

MCLEAN, Va., April 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) is releasing a new book which combines biblical theology with proven economic principles to present the case for why markets and trade are the world's best hope for alleviating poverty. A book launch event and panel discussion will be held at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) today, April 29th, at 12:00pm. Watch by live-stream here.

Details about the book and a full list of contributors can be found here. For two days only, Wednesday April 30th and Thursday May 1st, the book will be offered for 50% OFF in hardback and paperback here.

The fifteen highly-qualified contributing authors include Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine, and Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International. The volume is edited by Anne Bradley, vice president of economic initiatives at IFWE, and Art Lindsley, vice president of theological initiatives at IFWE.

"2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 'War on Poverty' declared by Lyndon Johnson in his State of the Union address in January 1964." said Bradley. "Federal poverty programs have not put a large dent in the overall US population living in poverty and have accumulated unsustainable amounts of debt."

"We need a biblical and economic framework to understand the different causes and types of poverty and what has truly worked in alleviating it," said Lindsley. "This edited volume brings together top theologians, economists, and practitioners to answer one of the most pressing issues of our day: How are believers to care for the poor?"

Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, has said, "This book soundly tackles the most important social task of Christians over the next twenty years: the urgent need to break the chains of poverty for the world's billion-plus poor."

Wayne Grudem, author of The Poverty of Nations, added that, "This valuable volume provides solutions to poverty that really work."

Members of the media or academia who would like to request a review copy please contact Kristin Brown at (703) 962-7818 or media@tifwe.org.

The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics is a Christian research organization committed to advancing biblical and economic principles that help individuals find fulfillment in their work and contribute to a free and flourishing society.