When Helping Hurts SAMPLER: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from When Helping Hurts-

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802486189
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 54
  • Sales rank: 53,431
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


STEVE CORBETT is the Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center for Economic Development and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College. Previously, Steve worked for Food for the Hungry International as the Regional Director for Central And South America and as Director of Staff Training. Steve has a B.A. from covenant College and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.


BRIAN FIKKERT is an Associate Professor of Economics at Covenant College and the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. Brian received a Ph.D. in Economics with highest honors from Yale University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Dordt College.

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Table of Contents


Preface
Opening Excercise
Introduction

Part 1: Foundational
Concepts for Helping Without Hurting
Chapter 1: Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?
Chapter
2: What's the Problem?
Chapter 3: Are We There Yet?

Part 2:
General Principles for Helping Without Hurting
Chapter 4: Not All Poverty
Is Created Equal
Chapter 5: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Their Assets
Chapter
6: McDevelopment: Over 2.5 Billion People NOT Served

Part 3:
Practical Strategies for Helping Without Hurting
Chapter 7: Doing Short-Term
Missions Without Doing Long-Term Harm
Chapter 8: Yes, In Your Backyard
Chapter
9: And to the Ends of the Earth
Chapter 10: What's Next?
Concluding
Remarks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    A Must-Read

    Are you contemplating a mission trip or helping out somehow those that you see as less-fortunate? Read this book first! The authors take the time to examine poverty, what helps and what hurts and guides one to focus on it all before "blundering in" and causing hurt to others and/or oneself. This is not a fast-read book - take your time with it and muse over it and absorb it for everyone's benefit. If you are going with a team I would suggest that the whole team read it and you all discuss it over time, well in advance of your trip.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Must read for anyone who wants to make real difference

    Excellent and real world analysis of why so much effort from so many doesn`t seem to have made things better. If you want to make areal and lasting difference you need to know what not to do. Like a doctor you must first "do no wrong". This book is faith based but with real practicle plan to put compassion to work in a way that lasts.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Didn't Suck

    The premise and principles are strong. Some of their conclusions are less so.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    A Must Read for Missions Work

    Anyone involved in any aspect of missions (including financial support) should consider this book required reading. It is logical, thought provoking and encourages deeply responsible use of resources.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This book should be read before attempting any type of charitable work!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Must Read for Anyone NOT Just those Who Work with Poor

    Good start to begin changing your approach to poverty alleviation that is both biblical & most effective

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Very discriptive, easy to read, has some situational examples, good comments

    You must read this book if you are planning to do mission work to help the poor here or abroad. Understanding the flight of the poor and assisting them in their spiritual, social, political and physical needs and well being will have an impact in saving souls for eternity. JESUS Christ is always the center of that mission because He can profoundly changed lives. God blesses those who believe in Him!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Highly Recommended for All

    An excellent book to read whether you are a missionary, support a missionary, or in need of understanding how important it is to either be a missionary and/or support one. God calls all His children to serve others & if the world was filled with more servers & less takers, we would live in a much better world than we do. God help us to realize our calling.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    if you're missions minded you gotta read this

    This is probably one of the best books to come out within the last couple of years! The insight and guidance that Steve Corbett is priceless. He's on the same lines as David Livermore and anyone involved with missions, going on Short Term Missions Trips or looking at how to actually be fore effective should read this!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Excellant Read

    Gives you meat and potatoes

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