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

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

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When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Ourselves 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
old_man_smih More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise and principles are strong. Some of their conclusions are less so.
MISSIONLINN More than 1 year ago
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.
Joe_E More than 1 year ago
This book should be read before attempting any type of charitable work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start to begin changing your approach to poverty alleviation that is both biblical & most effective
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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!
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RahRahNC More than 1 year ago
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.
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