When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself
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Corbett, Steve Paperback

Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. Don't let this happen to you, your ministry or ministries...+

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Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. Don't let this happen to you, your ministry or ministries you help fund A must read for "anyone" who works with the poor or in missions, "When Helping Hurts" provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel.
"Initial thoughts" at the beginning of chapters and "reflection questions and excercises" at the end of chapters assist greatly in learning and applying the material. A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "asset based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and economic development strategies appropriate for North American and international contexts are presented, including microenterprise development.

Now with a new preface, a new foreword, and a new chapter to assist in the next steps of applying the book's principles to your situation, "When Helping Hurts" is a new classic


Publisher    MOODY PRESS
Format    Paperback
Language    English
Publication Date    04/20/2012
Abridged    No
Large Print    No
Pages    274
Width    6
Height    0.8
Length    9
Units    1
EAN    9780802457066
Author    Corbett, Steve
Author    Fikkert, Brian

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