Zondervan Acquires IFWE’s Latest Book

MCLEAN, VA. – In April 2014, the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) released a new book which combines biblical theology with proven economic principles to present the case for why markets and trade are the world’s best hope for alleviating poverty. The book, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty, was published through WestBow Press, a subsidiary of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. IFWE is pleased to announce that Zondervan has acquired the rights to the book, which will be re-released in paperback and digital formats on April 21, 2015.

The fifteen highly-qualified contributing authors include Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine, and Peter Greer, president and CEO of HOPE International. The volume is edited by Anne Bradley, vice president of economic initiatives at IFWE, and Art Lindsley, vice president of theological initiatives at IFWE.

“We need a biblical and economic framework to understand the different causes and types of poverty and what has truly worked in alleviating it,” said Lindsley. “This edited volume brings together top theologians, economists, and practitioners to answer one of the most pressing issues of our day: How are believers to care for the poor?”

Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, has said, “This book soundly tackles the most important social task of Christians over the next twenty years: the urgent need to break the chains of poverty for the world’s billion-plus poor.” 

Ryan Pazdur, associate publisher and executive editor at Zondervan said, “Many Christians today are not satisfied with the typical answers to poverty. We felt this title had great potential for academic and church markets, as well as thoughtful readers who are looking for a fresh, biblical approach to poverty alleviation.”

Members of the media who would like to request a review copy please contact Kristin Brown at (703) 962-7818 or


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