Adopt A Christ-Like Stance
7 Attitudes Of The Helping Heart by John Christopher Frame is a powerful little book that will aid your Christian walk as our eyes are opened to those around us.
This book is infused with the heart of God. We want to go through life with eyes that see, hands that help and a heart that cares.
Within the world there is much poverty. It may be spiritual. It may be physical. We need to help where we can. We are all very similar in our desires for a family, having hopes and dreams even though our circumstances may be very different.
Poverty is not something that defines us. It is something we are going through. If we can offer a helping hand, we should do so – no matter how small it seems to you, it could make a huge difference to someone else.
Everyone has problems. “It doesn’t matter how small my problems are. They’re still real problems. Everyone’s problems are big to them.” We need to develop empathy and walk beside others.
We are called to offer compassion and to be carriers of hope. Compassion calls for action now. Hope is for future events. “Hope includes believing, with God, that our actions can make a difference.”
As Christians we are vessels of God’s love. We need hearts and minds aligned with His. We must live open-handed lives, willing to help others. “My giving should be a reflection of what I have, where my heart is, and the value I see in others.”
At the end of each chapter there is a section called ‘Taking It To The Next Level’ for personal reflection.
Within the chapters we hear from three people, living in poverty, as they share snippets of their lives. This gives the book a personal touch as they are all very relatable.
7 Attitudes Of The Helping Heart is a powerful read. It is perfect for personal study or to work through in small groups. There is a free study guide available to download at:
This book has the power to change lives as we spread the hope and love of Jesus.
I received a free copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.