When Helping Hurts Book
Score: 4.5
From 42 Ratings

When Helping Hurts


  • Author : Steve Corbett
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-01-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802487629

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When Helping Hurts Excerpt :

With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

When Helping Hurts Book
Score: 4.5
From 44 Ratings

When Helping Hurts


  • Author : Steve Corbett
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-04-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802483171

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When Helping Hurts Excerpt :

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!

When Helping Hurts Book
Score: 4.5
From 48 Ratings

When Helping Hurts


  • Author : Steve Corbett
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-06-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575673523

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When Helping Hurts Excerpt :

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 economic development strategies appropriate for North American and international contexts are presented, including microenterprise development.

Toxic Charity Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Toxic Charity


  • Author : Robert D. Lupton
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0062076213

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Toxic Charity Excerpt :

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 experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency. We converge on inner-city neighborhoods to plant flowers and pick up trash, battering the pride of residents who have the capacity (and responsibility) to beautify their own environment. We fly off on mission trips to poverty-stricken villages, hearts full of pity and suitcases bulging with giveaways—trips that one Nicaraguan leader describes as effective only in “turning my people into beggars.” In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from these spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development. He delivers proven strategies for moving from toxic charity to transformative charity. Proposing a powerful “Oath for Compassionate Service” and spotlighting real-life examples of people serving not just with their hearts but with proven strategies and tested tactics, Lupton offers all the tools and inspiration we need to develop healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change. Everyone who volunteers or donates to charity needs to wrestle with this book.

When Helping Hurts Book

When Helping Hurts


  • Author : Kathleen Ayl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1583262954

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When Helping Hurts Excerpt :

Compassion inspired your career. Don't let its flip side, compassion fatigue, burn you out. This practicalbook brings much-needed support to veterinary professionals, who encounter death three times moreoften than practitioners of human medicine. When Helping Hurts offers down-to-earth guidance on howto recognize and address the emotional challenges of caring for patients and clients who are grappling withillness, disability, or death.

The Enabler  When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love Book

The Enabler When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love


  • Author : Angelyn Miller
  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604941463

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The Enabler When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love Excerpt :

Co-dependency—of which enabling is a major element—can and does exist in families where there is no chemical dependency. Angelyn Miller’s own experience is a dramatic example: neither she nor her husband drank, yet her family was floundering in that same dynamic. In spite of her best efforts to fix everything (and everyone), the turmoil continued until she discovered that helping wasn’t helping. Miller recounts how she learned to alter the way she responded to family crises and general neediness, forever breaking the cycle of co-dependency. Offering insights, practical techniques, and hope, she shows us how we can transform enabling relationships into healthy ones.

When Healthcare Hurts Book

When Healthcare Hurts


  • Author : Greg Seager
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-06-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468581195

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When Healthcare Hurts Excerpt :

Any and all proceeds from this book are used to support the work of Christian Health Service Corps missionaries serving in hospitals and health programs around the world.

When Love Hurts Book

When Love Hurts


  • Author : Jill Cory
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698155305

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When Love Hurts Excerpt :

“Every woman who is struggling to understand the mistreatment she is experiencing in her relationship should begin by reading [this] wonderful book.”—Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That? What do you do when the one you love hurts you? Have you been searching for answers to difficult questions about your relationship? Do you feel confused about why your partner seems loving one moment and angry the next? Summoning the courage to ask these challenging questions can seem daunting. You know something is wrong in your relationship, but you are not sure what. If you are beginning to wonder if you are experiencing abuse, this book can offer you support, information, and, most of all, hope as you look for answers. Written by two women with a wealth of experience supporting victims of abuse, When Love Hurts introduces exercises and resources to help you make sense of your relationship, addressing all forms of abuse, including verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, and physical. This practical guidebook is a supportive and nonjudgmental friend to those who don’t know where to turn and is filled with stories from women who have been in the same position. By drawing on your own wisdom and that of the many others who have shared your experience, When Love Hurts can help you find the answers you have been looking for.

Cross Cultural Servanthood Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Cross Cultural Servanthood


  • Author : Duane Elmer
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830874835

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Cross Cultural Servanthood Excerpt :

With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, Duane Elmer offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor people in other cultures.

Kisses from Katie Book
Score: 4.5
From 109 Ratings

Kisses from Katie


  • Author : Katie J. Davis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451612097

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Kisses from Katie Excerpt :

Recounts the story of a young woman's moving to Uganda and founding Amazima ministries, a nonprofit organization to feed and educate children.

Living in God s Two Kingdoms Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Living in God s Two Kingdoms


  • Author : David VanDrunen
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2010-10-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433524523

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Living in God s Two Kingdoms Excerpt :

Modern movements such as neo-Calvinism, the New Perspective on Paul, and the emerging church have popularized a view of Christianity and culture that calls for the redemption of earthly society and institutions. Many Christians have reflexively embraced this view, enticed by the socially active and engaged faith it produces. Living in God’s Two Kingdoms illustrates how a two-kingdoms model of Christianity and culture affirms much of what is compelling in these transformationist movements while remaining faithful to the whole counsel of Scripture. By focusing on God’s response to each kingdom—his preservation of the civil society and his redemption of the spiritual kingdom—VanDrunen teaches readers how to live faithfully in each sphere. Highlighting vital biblical distinctions between honorable and holy tasks, VanDrunen’s analysis will challenge Christians to be actively and critically engaged in the culture around them while retaining their identities as sojourners and exiles in this world.

When Helping Works Book

When Helping Works


  • Author : Michael Bamwesigye Badriaki
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-05-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532608933

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When Helping Works Excerpt :

Today, people from various parts of the world who are interested in helping fellow human beings impacted by famine, epidemics, wars, and poverty are uniquely positioned. They are interconnected due to globalization's impact, which also has implications for intercultural work and global missions. The ability to help people is a constructive asset, which calls for the need to build friendships and partnerships across the globe. Helping well depends on a number of factors, yet this book looks into the impact of stereotype threat and its effects on intercultural identities, the perceptions of others, and performance in intercultural missions. Human interactions continue to suffer due to fears, anxious reactions about confirming negative stereotypes about a person's identity, abilities, and effectiveness in global missions. Stereotype threat happens when caricatures and negative understandings about people's identities are invoked.

When Your Child Hurts Book

When Your Child Hurts


  • Author : Rachael Coakley
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300204650

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When Your Child Hurts Excerpt :

Shares strategies and evidence-based treatments parents and caregivers can use to help children deal with chronic pain-related challenges.

From Dependence to Dignity Book

From Dependence to Dignity


  • Author : Brian Fikkert
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310518136

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From Dependence to Dignity Excerpt :

The church of Jesus Christ finds itself at a very unique moment in history. The average Christian living in the “economically advanced countries” enjoys a level of prosperity that has been unimaginable for most of human history. At the same time, over 2.5 billion people in the Majority World (Africa, Asia, and Latin America) live on less than $2 per day, with many of these people being Christians. Ironically, it is amongst the “least of these” in the Global South that the global church is experiencing the most rapid growth. All of this raises profound challenges to the global church. How can churches and missionaries in the Majority World effectively address the devastating poverty both inside their congregations and just outside their doors? How can churches in the economically advanced countries effectively partner with Global South churches in this process? The very integrity of the global church’s testimony is at stake, for where God’s people reside, there should be no poverty (Deuteronomy 15:4; Acts 4:34). For the past several decades, microfinance (MF) and microenterprise development (MED) have been the leading approaches to poverty alleviation. MF/MED is a set of interventions that allow households to better manage their finances and start small businesses. From remote churches in rural Africa to the short-term missions programs of mega-churches in the United States, churches and missionaries have taken the plunge into MF/MED, trying to emulate the apparent success of large-scale relief and development organizations. Unfortunately, most churches and missionaries find this to be far more difficult than they had imagined. Repayment rates on loans are low and churches typically end up with struggling programs that require ongoing financial subsidies. Everybody gets hurt in the process: donors, relief and development agencies, churches and missionaries, and--most importantly—the poor people themselves. This book explains the basic principles for suc

Helping Without Hurting in Africa Book

Helping Without Hurting in Africa


  • Author : Jonny Kabiswa Kyazze
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1594527695

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Helping Without Hurting in Africa Excerpt :

Bestseller When Helping Hurts has changed the way thousands of church and ministry leaders approach poverty. Designed to equip you to begin effectively helping low-income people, When Helping Hurts articulates a biblical framework for poverty alleviation. Learn how to walk with the materially poor in humble relationships instead of just providing them temporary handouts. Now adapted specifically for African contexts, Helping without Hurting in Africa is a 400-page manual to guide the pastor and lay working alike to meaningful ministry. Helping Without Hurting in Africa is designed to inspire churches, pastors, community leaders, missionaries, development workers, NGOs, government institutions, and donors to foster transformation in their communities. This training teaches a holistic approach, explaining how to preach the gospel through word and deed. It aims at changing people's mind-set and helping them apply biblical principles to care wisely and compassionately for poor people without unintentionally hurting them. Most Christians have a heart for poor people, but this training seeks to help Christians also have a mind for poor people.