When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself Paperback – Jan 1 2014
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From the Back Cover
Good Intentions Are Not Enough
Unleashing and equipping people to effectively help the poor requires repentance and the realization of our own brokenness. "When Helping Hurts" articulates a biblically based framework concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation.
A path forward is found, not through providing resources "to" the poor, but by walking "with" them in humble relationships.
Whether you re involved in short-term missions or the long-term empowerment of the poor, this book helps teach you three key areas:
. Foundational Concepts "Who are the poor?"
. Principles "Should we do relief, rehabilitation, or development?"
. Strategies "How can we help people effectively here and abroad?""
About the Author
Steve Corbett is the Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center at Covenant College and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College.
Brian Fikkert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College, as well as a Professor of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College."
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wonderful and insightful... a must read for people who want to help!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent analysis of development challenges from a Christian worldview. Must read for anyone doing development work at home or abroad.Published 9 months ago by Karen