Covenant Pastor’s Book Named ‘Resource of the Year’

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CHICAGO, IL (April 13, 2009) – Outreach Magazine has named a book co-authored by Evangelical Covenant Church minister F. Albert Tizon as its “Resource of the Year” in the compassion category.

Tizon’s book is entitled Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities. Also working on the project were Ronald Sider, John Perkins, and Wayne Gordon.

TizonTizon is the director of Word & Deed Network of the Evangelicals for Social Action/Sider Center for Ministry and Public Policy. He is also assistant professor of holistic ministry at Palmer (formerly Eastern) Theological Seminary in Wynnewood.

The book promotes many of the ideas and goals of Word & Deed Network, Tizon says. The network seeks to help congregations, businesses, and nonprofits in suburban and urban settings work together in long-term, sustainable ministry.

“Besides just being personally gratified, I think the recognition that this book has received by this award attests to the growing desire for Christians to cross the difficult divides of race and socio-economic class for the sake of the gospel,” Tizon says. “If it is spurring us on to be the church – in all of our diversity – toward greater mission in the world, then I say the driving vision for this book is being fulfilled.”

The book includes examples of how different partnerships have worked and offers suggestions on how to start new networks. Study questions at the end of each chapter offer opportunity for group discussion.

Results of the Sixth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Awards, which honor what it believes are the best Christian evangelism products, are in the March/April issue of the magazine. A full listing of winners in different categories can be found there.

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