Are some countries destined to be poor? While traveling in Africa, seminary professor Dr. Wayne Grudem, was asked a troubling question by a local: “Why is Africa so poor? Are we under a curse?” Startled by this puzzling question, Dr. Grudem set out to find an answer. Grudem shares what he’s found during his search, and encourages those in wealthier countries not to blame themselves for the lack in the poorer countries, but instead to look at the poorer countries’ economics, which most often don’t support a free market system and hinders productivity among its people. Dr. Grudem also looks at the complicated problem of poverty and the Christian’s response to it.
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is distinguished research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books.