When you see poverty

Corbett, Steve, and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor– and yourself. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. 

Point: Helping those in financial difficulty can do more harm than good, for both the giver and the receiver. Here is how to be wise.

It would be worth another read and I would recommend it to someone: 

  • thinking about taking a short term missions trip
  • helping in a soup kitchen
  • thinking of working in the inner city
  • who said, “it’s their own fault they’re poor”


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