Christ, the Bread of Life, taught that if we give a cup of water to the thirsty, we are actually giving it to Him. Yet all too often, Christian organizations will fall into a one-sided mission. In Cup of Water, Bread of Life, Ron Sider documents ten ministries worldwide that help the poor and oppressed, and integrate much needed social action with evangelism. He focuses on key members of these missions, showing how they have learned from their past mistakes and how they are now impacting the world, both in word and in deed. ""I challenge any true follower of Christ to read this book without feeling the tug of the Holy Spirit to be more sensitive to the needs of the poor."" --Billy Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church ""The unbelieving world has been asking Christians, ""Are you the ones or should we look to someone else?"" Cup of Water, Bread of Life gives an affirmative answer, not in talk or untested theory, but in brilliant pictures and examples."" --Spencer W. Perkins, Editor, Urban Family Magazine ""Faith really works in these fascinating accounts of social and evangelistic outreach."" --Jim Reapsome, Editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly ""Sider's case studies demonstrate that God is no respecter of ethnicity, class, or gender when issuing a call to creative, transforming leadership."" --Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, Center for Christian Women in Leadership, Eastern College Ronald J. Sider is Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary, and President of Evangelicals for Social Action. He is the author of over 30 books including Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger (Intervarsity & Paulist, 1977), The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience (Baker, 2005), Christ and Violence (Wipf & Stock, reprinted 2001), Saving Souls, Serving Society (Oxford, 2005), and I Am not a Social Activist (Herald Press, 2008).