Because of rampant violence and media attention, Americans must answer some serious questions about poverty, questions like, Why in rich America are there still the Haves and Have-nots? Are some people poor because others are selfish and do little to eliminate poverty? Doesn’t poverty cause people to become selfish, angry and do evil things? Is poverty inevitable? 

People struggle with these age-old questions. How you answer the question about the disparity between the “haves and have-nots” will determine how you believe individuals, communities, churches and government should deal with poverty. 

Phyllis Clark Nichols’ heartwarming and inspiring novel, THE BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT, addresses this significant issue in a compassionate and inspiring way. It’s no wonder, BOOKBUB, the world’s largest promoter of e-books, chose to feature THE BIRTHDAY PORTRAIT this week. For this week only, you can purchase it through your favorite online service for $.99. How do you answer these big questions?