Adapted from Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor, copyright 2007 by Robert D. Lupton. Published by Regal Books, a division of Gospel Light, Ventura, Ca., www.regalbooks.com.  

Robert D. Lupton has invested more than 34 years in inner city Atlanta. He is a Christian community developer, an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Through Family Consultation Service Urban Ministries, which he directs, he has developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multiracial congregations, started many businesses, created housing for hundreds of families and initiated a wide variety of human services. He earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Georgia. He speaks at conferences and churches across the nation, and consults with similar missions. His wife Peggy died in 2005.