• When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself (2009 Edition)

  • By: Brian Fikkert
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-23-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (380 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2009 Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett (P)2010 christianaudio.com
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4 out of 5 stars
By Adrian on 11-22-11

Often done, rarely discussed - POVERTY RELIEF

This book gave me new insights into what we do to help those in need. Often, we mistakenly throw in money thinking it will help solve problems quickly. The author illustrates how this is frequently detrimental to local believers, and gives certain suggestions on what we can do to help with a view to sustainable ministry.Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 06-08-11

When Helping Hurts

Great book for anyone who is involved in a mission trip. Very good guide to learning how to give, without giving it away.

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By Guy Stubbs on 01-19-17

A read for every development practitioner

A good well thought through manual for development. Regardless of religious worldview this book will be useful to any NGO.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Edward Palairet on 12-08-13

Helpful insights

This unabridged audiobook explores many important concepts surrounding poverty alleviation programmes, motives and attitudes. This was recommended to me by someone who works for Tearfund and I found this listen both compelling and challenging, even after having tried to think about this before.

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By Mitchell Hunt on 01-29-18

Great book going to be fun implementing it

As with all great concepts out revelations the hard pat is always contextualising it to what you are actually doing

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4 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 04-11-16

Very informative

Loved it. It was very eye opening. I will definitely revisit several chapters often
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