What does social action that is distinctly evangelical really look like thats the question tim chester sets out to answer in good news to the poor social involvement and the gospel chester is a pastor and seminary founder in the uk who self identifies with the reformed evangelical and missional streams of the christian faith. 1 the case for social involvement 15 2 more than a private faith 39 3 the case for evangelizing the poor 55 4 social involvement and proclamation 67 5 social involvement and the kingdom of god 81 6 good news to the poor 91 land of milk and honey by stewart henderson 109 7 good news to the rich 111 8 welcoming the excluded 133. This is not to deminish the proclamation of the gospel which is the greatest need of the poor and which is the good news to the poor jesus christ came to proclaim but although the gospel is of central importance social involvement must also be a part of the church christ is our example. Good news to the poor is good news for readers thinking through the relationship of evangelism to social action tim chester rightly emphasizes the centrality of the gospel as he compares dependency creating welfare with dignity embracing development. 1 the case for social involvement 2 more than a private faith 3 the case for evangelizing the poor 4 social involvement and proclamation 5 social involvement and the kingdom of god 6 good news to the poor 7 good news to the rich 8 welcoming the excluded 9 strengthening the weak 10 following the crucified lord 11 can we make a difference
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