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Toxic charity : how churches and charities hurt those they help (and how to reverse it)

Author: Robert D Lupton
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperCollins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Public service is a way of life for Americans; giving is a part of our national character. But compassionate instincts and generous spirits aren't enough, says veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton. In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it's meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Lupton
ISBN: 9780062076212 0062076213
OCLC Number: 796276130
Description: 191 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The scandal --
The problem with good intentions --
The anatomy of giving --
Needs vs. relationships --
Beyond us-based giving --
No quick fixes --
Wise giving --
Take the oath --
Service with dignity --
Getting started.
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Churches and charities have fallen into the bad habit of creating programs to help the poor when in reality the only people they are helping are themselves, creating a toxic charity that needs to be  Read more...

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