When Helping Hurts : How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself

When Helping Hurts : How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself

Description

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!


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Details

Author(s)
Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, John Perkins
Format
Paperback | 230 pages
Dimensions
139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
Publication date
01 Aug 2009
Publisher
Moody Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Chicago, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0802457053
ISBN13
9780802457059
Bestsellers rank
67,092