When Helping Hurts

How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself

by Steve Corbett (Author)Brian Fikkert (Author)John Perkins (Foreword by)
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Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Unleashing 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 ConceptsWho are the poor?

- PrinciplesShould we do relief, rehabilitation, or development?

- StrategiesHow can we help people effectively here and abroad?


Steve Corbett, Author

Corbett, Steve: - STEVE CORBETT is the Community Development Specialist for the Chalmers Center for Economic Development and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Community Development at Covenant College. Previously, Steve worked for Food for the Hungry International as the Regional Director for Central And South America and as Director of Staff Training. Steve has a B.A. from covenant College and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.

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Brian Fikkert, Author

Fikkert, Brian: - BRIAN FIKKERT is an Associate Professor of Economics at Covenant College and the Founder and Executive Director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. Brian received a Ph.D. in Economics with highest honors from Yale University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Dordt College.

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