Food Fight, by Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey

March 20, 2016

Journalist Chris Herlinger teams up with Paul Jeffrey, a United Methodist pastor and photojournalist, to tell stories of people who suffer from hunger and who work to combat it. The causes of hunger across the world—war, climate change, sexism, colonialism, political wrangling, unemployment—are woven into individual stories of those who are poor and hungry. The book challenges readers to “stop feeling that poverty is something that happens to others.” In some sense, these stories and photographs accentuate the otherness of their subjects, many of whom farm without machinery, cook over fires, and live in huts. But they also convey the dignity and worth of all people, voicing the Christian call to “change the world concretely, even at the edges.”