Smart Compassion

Smart Compassion : How to Stop "Doing Outreach" and Start Making Change

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When is doing good not good enough? When does "doing outreach" actually do harm? Smart Compassion calls Christians to strategic, prayerful, and biblically based approaches to compassion. With evangelical Anabaptist convictions and insights from psychology, Wesley Furlong uses his background as a church leader and nonprofit founder to guide readers through the three aspects of smart compassion needed for families and neighborhoods to flourish: collective empowerment, radical hospitality, and healing presence. In the vein of When Helping Hurts, discover wise strategies that bring Jesus' love to your neighbors. Shift your paradigm from fixing everybody's problems to spending yourself well. Learn how to hold together justice and evangelism, worldly wisdom and divine revelation, action and prayer. For anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn't know how, Smart Compassion offers a contagious vision and practical steps for real change.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 14mm | 372g
  • Herald Press (VA)
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1513801341
  • 9781513801346

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-Smart Compassion puts love for one's neighbor into shoe leather. Our life in faith is to be relational, first with our Lord but in turn with all whom we meet. This is a stimulating read.- --Myron Augsburger-president emeritus, Eastern Mennonite University- (10/18/2016)show more