Urban Churches Vital Signs
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Written by Nile Harper and six leading pastors, this volume tells the stories of twenty-eight urban churches that are successfully contributing to the transformation of inner-city communities in fifteen major cities across America -- Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Savannah, and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nile Harper is director of Urban Church Research, Minneapolis. He is a sociologist and Presbyterian minister who served as professor of Church and Society at New York Theological Seminary and also at the Schools of Theology (Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian) in Dubuque, Iowa. His previous books include Will the Church Lose the City? and Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Beyond Charity Toward Justice.