When Helping Hurts

by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert     |     Book Summary


Author: Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Date: Feb. 1, 2014
Pages: 271

Book Summary of When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert


Poverty is not only about a lack of resources but is primarily caused by broken relationships with God, self, others, and creation. Poverty alleviation, then, must center on relational reconciliation. Efforts that focus on relief over development can hurt the poor more than it helps.

Understanding the true cause of poverty prevents helpers from treating symptoms only or providing relief for the wrong problems. When understood, the correct intervention of relief, rehabilitation, or development can be humbly offered. In the process, the materially poor are equipped and empowered to use their God-given talents and gifts to glorify God in work, while allowing their families to enjoy the fruit of that work.

The foundation concepts, principles, and strategies presented in this book will help pastors, missions leaders, and anyone interested in poverty alleviation to maximize their efforts in helping the poor.





When Helping Hurts

by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

AuthorSteve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
PublisherMoody Publishers
DateFeb. 1, 2014
Pages271


Overview:

Poverty is not only about a lack of resources but is primarily caused by broken relationships with God, self, others, and creation. Poverty alleviation, then, must center on relational reconciliation. Efforts that focus on relief over development can hurt the poor more than it helps.

Understanding the true cause of poverty prevents helpers from treating symptoms only or providing relief for the wrong problems. When understood, the correct intervention of relief, rehabilitation, or development can be humbly offered. In the process, the materially poor are equipped and empowered to use their God-given talents and gifts to glorify God in work, while allowing their families to enjoy the fruit of that work.

The foundation concepts, principles, and strategies presented in this book will help pastors, missions leaders, and anyone interested in poverty alleviation to maximize their efforts in helping the poor.