When Helping Hurts Expanded Edition (Paperback)

    When Helping Hurts Expanded Edition (Paperback)

    Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
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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 cause of poverty and its alleviation.

    A path forward is found, not through providing resources to the poor, but instead 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?)

    An additional two chapters and conclusion will help you apply the teaching to your situation and take the next steps more quickly. It’s your best way to a true understanding of poverty and a plan to make a difference.

    About the Authors

    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 for two years and as Director of Staff Training for nine years, a role in which he participated in the orientation and training of 1500 staff working in 25 countries. Steve has a B.A. from Covenant College and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.

    Brian Fikkert is a 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 honours from Yale University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Dordt College. Specializing in Third World Development and International Economics, Brian has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. He has published articles in both leading academic and popular journals and has been a contributor to several books. Prior to coming to Covenant College, he was a professor at the University of Maryland and a research fellow at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector.