International Assistance for the Book, Jesus’ Economy


Globe Book Day celebrates all elements of a book—reading, publishing, authors, illustrators, even the copyright. Most importantly, the day is marked to encourage persons about the globe to study and to love what they study. 

When the founder of Jesus’ Economy, John D. Barry, set out to create a book on how to empower the impoverished, he decided to consult a worldwide cast of Christian leaders prior to publication. Considering the fact that that moment, much more than 30 Christian leaders about the planet have study and endorsed his book, Jesus’ Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Appreciate, and a Pattern for Lasting Modify

What much better way to celebrate Globe Book Day than by sharing what these Christian leaders had to say about the book? 

“John Barry has written an inspiring and readable account about Jesus, poverty, and the mission of the church. This book tells you what poverty is, exactly where it is, what Jesus stated about it, and how you can comply with Jesus’ commands to finish it. A good introduction to the socioeconomics of poverty, as effectively as Christian teaching on the topic. Terrific resource for pastors, students, and church groups!”


Author, Evangelical Theology and What Christians Ought to Think

Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

Author, Euangelion weblog,

“In Palestinian culture, we are accustomed to saying, ‘If poverty have been a man, I would have killed him.’ This book shows us how Jesus desires to alleviate poverty via the sacrificial like of His followers. Such like is only doable via a very important partnership with Jesus and also with the poor. John D. Barry prophetically reminds us that we can not be accurate followers of Jesus and ignore the poor. We can not separate physical and spiritual poverty. In Jesus’ Economy, we locate disturbing modern information, heart-stirring stories, and inspiring challenges, as effectively as possibilities for ministry. The book informs us, inspires us, and provides us the chance to be involved in addressing poverty in biblical methods. I advise this book to just about every Christian who desires to know how Jesus desires us to support the poor.”


Academic Dean, Nazareth Evangelical College, Nazareth, Israel

Reconciliation leader in Israel and author, The Land of Christ: A Palestinian Cry

Old Testament Editor, Arabic Modern Commentary and Asia Bible Commentary

“Considering the passion and action that John Barry and his wife, Kalene, have place into this project, I trust they should be prompted by God to do so. Barry shares deep insights into wealth and poverty from Jesus’ point of view. Jesus’ Economy is effectively worth reading, pondering, and placing into action, specially in this day and age.”


President and Dean, China Bible Seminary, Hong Kong

Recipient of Girls in Leadership Award from the Association of Theological Schools

“Inspiring and eye-opening, John D. Barry’s Jesus’ Economy is a rallying cry for all believers to meditate on and rethink the Terrific Commission in sensible, humanitarian terms. John and Kalene, as fellow humanitarians and followers of Jesus, are committed, as we are, to the trigger of seeing poverty erased in our planet via the only thriving indicates possible—the way of Jesus Christ and His gospel.”


Author of the most effective-promoting, As soon as an Arafat Man and The Thoughts of Terror


Founders, Hope for Ishmael, a reconciliation ministry in between Arabs and Jews

Founders, Seeds of Hope, a humanitarian organization serving the persons of Jerusalem, Jericho, and Gaza

“John Barry’s Jesus’ Economy is not just a should-study, but it is also a book that the worldwide church wants to embrace and use to teach Jesus’ life-altering and transformational principles. Barry is a terrific writer and an uncommon form of Christian leader: he can appropriately be described as a selfless, shepherd, servant form of leader. Barry’s ministry, the nonprofit Jesus’ Economy, tends to make a case for this book. Jesus’ Economy is a narrative of how to conquer the twin enemies of the human race: corruption and poverty. Barry provides the church not just theories and empirical information on poverty, but also concrete and sensible examples of Jesus and His disciples’ models of poverty alleviation. Our churches in Africa can comfortably use this book in Sunday college or theological seminaries. I strongly advise it to members of the worldwide church who want to engage in the mission of God!”


Professor of Christian Ethics, Theology, and Public Policy, ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Nigeria


“Oriented in the worldwide landscape of poverty and impoverishment, John D. Barry’s Jesus’ Economy is biblically anchored and remarkably private. His self-engaged ‘I-voice’ and narrative method will appeal to audiences of all ages—’to all who hope to make the planet a much better spot.’ Captivating each in theme and writing style, Jesus’ Economy is a delightful read—informative and believed-provoking however sensible, delivering pointers and directives for alleviating poverty each overseas and correct exactly where you reside.”


Analysis Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale University College &amp Seminary, Toronto, ON, Canada

International trainer of missionaries

Author, Glimpsing the Mystery: The Book of Daniel

Jesus’ Economy is a superb biblical and sensible study—and it comes from the heart and thoughts of an specialist in the field. John Barry sheds light on one particular of the most critical problems of our day: that the church recognize its mission, not only inside its walls, but also outdoors them—looking right after the impoverished, these whom Jesus cared about the most. The only hope for overcoming poverty in the planet currently is in Jesus and His church. Please do not study this book if you are not prepared to alter your heart, thoughts, and attitude!”


Chairman, Missions Division, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Cairo, Egypt

Chairman of Council, Pastoral and Outreach Ministries for the Evangelical (Presbyterian) Church of Egypt

Author, The Practice of Mission in Egypt

Jesus’ Economy is an invitation to a journey of faith in Christ’s transformative like. It equips you to uplift and to dignify the poor and, in so carrying out, glorifies Jesus Christ, who became poor that the planet may well practical experience the riches of that transformative like. The book also challenges humanity, specifically the church, to reside a life of fruitfulness and worthy sacrifice.”


Director of PhD in Theological Research System, Nairobi International College of Theology

Associate Professor of Intercultural Research, International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya

Coeditor, Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora

“What can we do to bring about restoration and transformation in our society, which is in numerous methods characterized by injustice, unfairness, and brokenness? Initial, we will need a new outlook and a new method. Jesus’ Economy will not only alter your point of view of the planet but also motivate you to alter your response toward these who are suffering and impoverished. John Barry discusses the stark reality of society’s brokenness, like the unjust distribution of sources in the planet. But he also supplies a framework for producing a much better planet as we join hands with Christ, who died to transform society holistically. Jesus’ Economy is a good resource for any context.”


President, Lanka Bible College and Seminary, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Coeditor, Educating for Tomorrow: Theological Leadership for the Asian Context

Jesus’ Economy is a clear demonstration of the superior news in action! John Barry shows us how God’s strong grace and cross-shaped like are getting manifested in our planet of dire will need. With moving stories, engaging data, and relevant teaching about empowering the impoverished and sharing the gospel, we are provided a front-row seat to numerous such godly interventions. Barry, who is eminently competent to lead us on an remarkable journey, shows us how we, as well, can companion in nothing at all significantly less than ‘Jesus’ economy.’”


Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Southern Asia Bible College, Kothanur, Bangalore, India

“In Jesus’ Economy, with the passion that characterizes him, John Barry challenges us to revisit our commitment to the needy, from two fronts. Initial, via a compelling case, he invites us to study and comply with Jesus’ dedication to the poor. Second, due to his broad practical experience in the field, he provides invaluable assistance to these who are involved in—or hunting to be involved in—ministries to the impoverished about the planet.”


Professor of New Testament Research, Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, Guatemala

Jesus’ Economy is each a important scholarly work and a sensible manual for missions. It reaches the North American reader, as effectively as my context of Eastern Europe and other regions. John Barry challenges, on each biblical (particular revelation) and logical (common revelation) terms, the American church’s modern point of view on worldwide missions. He invites us to perform toward a holistic method of sharing the gospel. We do this by moving away from each the culturally insensitive, imperialistic paradigm and the culturally sensitive, ‘withdrawal’ method—which prevents the modern church from reaching its worldwide effect. Jesus’ Economy demonstrates how we can serve and empower the impoverished by enabling indigenous leaders to lead the way even though delivering for fundamental wants, completely loving other persons, and providing sacrificially.”


Founding pastor, Vox Domini Baptist (Multisite) Church, Romania

President and founder, Churches with International Effect

National Director, Ambassadors for Christ Romania

“The title Jesus’ Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Appreciate, and a Pattern for Lasting Modify is an remarkable description of what you will learn in John Barry’s new book. It is an superb resource on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as a model for the modern church. Reading Jesus’ Economy will supply you with a foundation for holistic, cross-cultural ministry in a planet void of like and compassion. The church is named to be aspect of God’s transforming mission to bring His kingdom to all nations. Barry shows how we can empower the worldwide church by supporting the perform of indigenous leaders and neighborhood believers. I heartily advise this book to all who want to get a biblical and theological point of view on how to comply with and model Jesus currently.”


Founder and CEO, South American Theological Seminary, Londrina, Brazil

Jesus’ Economy presents a sound biblical understanding of poverty—both its roots and its alleviation. John’s text is private and sincere, written with humility, and reflects the author’s actual practical experience of dealing with the needy. The method he advocates is relational and holistic, bringing the soul and the physique with each other. Additionally, John presents some extremely sensible and feasible suggestions for how to alleviate poverty via the neighborhood church. Worth reading!”


President, Intercultural Connections (a nonprofit in Russia mobilizing pastors to serve in locations with small Christian presence)

Former President, North Caucasus Bible Institute of Russia

“In the context of the creating planet, Jesus’ Economy translates the Scriptures into reality. John Barry shows that we should very first reside inside the sacred text—allowing it to study us, examine us, bring life to us, and transform us. It is right here exactly where we personally encounter God. In this way, with the biblical text as our interpretive lens, drawing us into communion with God, we can fully grasp how to most effective eradicate poverty according to Jesus’ economy of sacrifice and like.”


Africa Inland Church, Tanzania

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Kayli Thompson
Kayli Thompson


Editor for Jesus’ Economy



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