Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. 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.


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Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

288 pp. Paperback.

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Weight16.8 oz
Dimensions9 × 6 × .625 in
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Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett






Moody Publishers


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