When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself eBook: Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, John Perkins, David Platt. Read "When Helping Hurts How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself" by Steve Corbett available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today. With more than , copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm- forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much.
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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. Opening Exercise. Part 3.
Concluding Remarks. Steve has a B. Fikkert earned a Ph. What then is the proper response? That depends on the cause.
Sometimes the proper response is to give money but that such situations needs to be examined carefully. It may only be a one time need i. However, what about the situations like poor education, loss of a job, etc.?
Giving money will not fix these problems but it is often used because it is one of the easiest. This gets to the heart of the book: overcoming poverty requires a long term approach. It demands time, energy, relationships, and perseverance.
It requires getting to know the people who make up the poor, understanding their fears, dreams, thoughts, and worldviews. This is how to help without hurting: empowerment.
This is a great book and should be on the shelf of anyone involved in ministering to those in impoverished environments. I highly recommend that every pastor, homeless shelter director, and missions organization get a copy.
In fact, get more than one so you can lend out a copy or two. It will be well worth it. I have had this book recommended to me over the past several years since it was first published.
Knowing the contents of this book, I have been hesitant to read it knowing that this book would call me to question and change the way that I view missions and reaching out. The book has raised more questions than I feel like I have answers to and has opened a discussion that every Christian who has a heart for the needs of others and every Christian leader needs to engage.
Corbett and Fikkert address the programs and approach to poverty ministry in a church, local, and global context. The book is written in a way that focuses on stories of the good, bad, and the ugly of reaching out to those in need.
The book also includes a storyline that follows a local church as they wrestle with the challenge of helping the hurting without hurting them in the process.
This is a profoundly helpful and challenging book that will change the way readers think of helping the least of these. Because as the title suggests, some of our best efforts to help the poor actually wind up hurting them — and us.
In When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself, the authors Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert share powerful principles and real-life examples of how and why some poverty alleviation strategies do more harm than good and also examine why some strategies fail. If you have ever questioned how well the welfare system work, or the effectiveness of a short missions trip to relieve poverty, you will likely find this book extremely helpful.
One foundational principle is that not all poverty is material poverty. Some poverty is due to broken relationships, intellectual poverty, or spiritual poverty. Trying to remedy all problems with money assumes that money is the solution to relational or spiritual poverty, which is not true.