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    When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself (Paperback) By (author) Steve Corbett, By (author) Brian Fikkert, Foreword by David Platt


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    DescriptionWith more than 225,000 copies sold, "When Helping Hurts" is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the need that every person has and how it can be filled. The reader is brought to understand that poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources and that it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve the problem of poverty.While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in which unintentionally undermine the people they're trying to help, its central point is to provide proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, "When Helping Hurts" catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.

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    When Helping Hurts
    How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Corbett, By (author) Brian Fikkert, Foreword by David Platt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 274
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802457066
    ISBN 10: 0802457061

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: BV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25410
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX6
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110
    Abridged Dewey: 261
    B&T Approval Code: A45563600
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 261.8325
    B&T Approval Code: A13683100
    DC22: 261.8325
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    Edition statement
    Expanded ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Moody Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Moody Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    STEVE CORBETT is the Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center at Covenant College and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College. DR. BRIAN FIKKERT is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College, as well as a Professor of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College.
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    Good Intentions Are Not EnoughUnleashing and equipping people to effectively help the poor requires repentance and the realization of our own brokenness. "When Helping Hurts" articulates a biblically based framework concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation.A path forward is found, not through providing resources "to" the poor, but by walking "with" them in humble relationships.Whether you're involved in short-term missions or the long-term empowerment of the poor, this book helps teach you three key areas: - Foundational Concepts"Who are the poor?"- Principles"Should we do relief, rehabilitation, or development?"- Strategies"How can we help people effectively here and abroad?"