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When helping hurts : how to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor-- and yourself

Author: Steve Corbett; Brian Fikkert
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Moody Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Expanded ed.View all editions and formats
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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. 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. A situation is assessed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Corbett; Brian Fikkert
ISBN: 9780802457066 0802457061 9780802409980 0802409989
OCLC Number: 793351553
Notes: Edition statement taken from upper right corner of front cover.
"Foreword by John Perkins and David Platt"--Cover.
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Foundational concepts for helping without hurting --
Why did Jesus come to earth? --
What's the problem? --
Are we there yet? --
pt. 2. General principles for helping without hurting --
Not all poverty is created equal --
Give me your tired, your poor, and their assets --
McDevelopment : over 2.5 billion people not served --
pt. 3. Practical strategies for helping without hurting --
Doing short-term missions without doing long-term harm --
Yes, in your backyard --
And to the ends of the earth --
pt. 4. Getting started on helping without hurting --
Excuse me, can you spare some change? --
On your mark, get set, go --
A final word : the most important step.
Responsibility: Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert.

Abstract:

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. 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. 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 microenterprise development (MED) is explored. --from publisher description.

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