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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, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Corbett; Brian Fikkert
ISBN: 9780802457059 0802457053
OCLC Number: 298183546
Notes: "Foreword by John Perkins"--Cover.
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why did Jesus come to earth? --
What's the problem? --
Are we there yet? --
Not all poverty is created equal --
Give me your tired, your poor, and their assets --
McDevelopment : over 2.5 billion people NOT served --
Doing short-term missions without doing long-term harm --
Yes, in your backyard --
And to the ends of the earth.
Responsibility: Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.
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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 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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