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

  • by Brian Fikkert
  • Narrated by Danny Campbell
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Adrian

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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- Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2010
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com