Toxic Charity How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It)

ISBN-10: 0062076213
ISBN-13: 9780062076212
Edition: 2012
Authors: Robert D. Lupton
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Description: Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life, has been at the forefront of urban ministry activism for forty years. Now, in the vein of Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty, Richard Stearns’s The Hole in Our Gospel, and Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart, his groundbreaking Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.

The Scandal
The Problem with Good Intentions
The Anatomy of Giving
Needs vs. Relationships
Beyond Us-Based Giving
No Quick Fixes
Wise Giving
Take the Oath
Service with Dignity
Getting Started

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