Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 9780062076212
ISBN 13: 0062076213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Charity Book Review:

Public service is a way of life for Americans; giving is a part of our national character. But compassionate instincts and generous spirits aren’t enough, says veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton. In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it’s meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency. We converge on inner-city neighborhoods to plant flowers and pick up trash, battering the pride of residents who have the capacity (and responsibility) to beautify their own environment. We fly off on mission trips to poverty-stricken villages, hearts full of pity and suitcases bulging with giveaways—trips that one Nicaraguan leader describes as effective only in “turning my people into beggars.” In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from these spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development. He delivers proven strategies for moving from toxic charity to transformative charity. Proposing a powerful “Oath for Compassionate Service” and spotlighting real-life examples of people serving not just with their hearts but with proven strategies and tested tactics, Lupton offers all the tools and inspiration we need to develop healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change. Everyone who volunteers or donates to charity needs to wrestle with this book.

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 9780062076205
ISBN 13: 0062076205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Charity Book Review:

Public service is a way of life for Americans; giving is a part of our national character. But compassionate instincts and generous spirits aren’t enough, says veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton. In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it’s meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency. We converge on inner-city neighborhoods to plant flowers and pick up trash, battering the pride of residents who have the capacity (and responsibility) to beautify their own environment. We fly off on mission trips to poverty-stricken villages, hearts full of pity and suitcases bulging with giveaways—trips that one Nicaraguan leader describes as effective only in “turning my people into beggars.” In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from these spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development. He delivers proven strategies for moving from toxic charity to transformative charity. Proposing a powerful “Oath for Compassionate Service” and spotlighting real-life examples of people serving not just with their hearts but with proven strategies and tested tactics, Lupton offers all the tools and inspiration we need to develop healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change. Everyone who volunteers or donates to charity needs to wrestle with this book.

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 0062076221
ISBN 13: 9780062076229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxic Charity Book Review:

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.

Charity Detox

Charity Detox
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0062307290
ISBN 13: 9780062307293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charity Detox Book Review:

The veteran urban activist and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity returns with a headline-making book that offers proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving. In Toxic Charity, Robert D. Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised. While charity makes donors feel better, he argued, it often hurts those it seeks to help. At the forefront of this burgeoning yet ineffective compassion industry are American churches, which spend billions on dependency-producing programs, including food pantries. But what would charity look like if we, instead, measured it by its ability to alleviate poverty and needs? That is the question at the heart of Charity Detox. Drawing on his many decades of experience, Lupton outlines how to structure programs that actually improve the quality of life of the poor and disenfranchised. He introduces many strategies that are revolutionizing what we do with our charity dollars, and offers numerous examples of organizations that have successfully adopted these groundbreaking new models. Only by redirecting our strategies and becoming committed to results, he argues, can charity enterprises truly become as transformative as our ideals.

When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 0802487629
ISBN 13: 9780802487629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Helping Hurts Book Review:

With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. 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.

Radical Charity

Radical Charity
Author: Christopher Marlin-Warfield
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 1532665849
ISBN 13: 9781532665844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Charity Book Review:

Right now, there is a movement in churches and nonprofits arguing that charity is toxic, that helping hurts, and that the entire nonprofit sector needs to be reformed to truly lift people out of poverty. These charity skeptics are telling Christians that traditional charity deepens dependency, fosters a sense of entitlement, and erodes the work ethic of people who receive it. Charity skepticism is increasingly popular; and it is almost certainly wrong. Radical Charity weaves together research and scholarship on topics as diverse as biblical scholarship, Christian history, economics, and behavioral psychology to tell a different story. In this story, charity is the heart of Christianity and one of the most effective ways that we can help people who are living in poverty. Charity—giving to people experiencing poverty without any expectation of return or reformation—can save the world and help make God’s vision for the church a reality.

Renewing the City

Renewing the City
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-07-08
ISBN 10: 9780830833269
ISBN 13: 0830833269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewing the City Book Review:

Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal.

The Tragedy of American Compassion

The Tragedy of American Compassion
Author: Marvin Olasky
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1994-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780895267252
ISBN 13: 089526725X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tragedy of American Compassion Book Review:

Examines the history of poverty in America and argues against the current welfare policy which addresses poverty as an economic problem and fails to nurture the human spirit

When to Walk Away

When to Walk Away
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0310346797
ISBN 13: 9780310346791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When to Walk Away Book Review:

Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people in your life and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Gary Thomas (bestselling author of Sacred Marriage) looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah to give you insightful, biblical takeaways that you can apply right away. You'll discover how to: Learn the difference between difficult people and toxic people Find refuge in God when you feel under attack Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set healthy boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose. It's time to know When to Walk Away.

Theirs Is the Kingdom

Theirs Is the Kingdom
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0062031295
ISBN 13: 9780062031297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theirs Is the Kingdom Book Review:

"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it—in the decaying core of the city." —Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International "The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his co-workers as models." —Tony Campolo, author of Stories That Feed Your Soul Urban ministry activist Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta intending to bring Christ’s message into the ghetto—but his humbling discovery of a spiritual life already flowering in the city’s urban soil forces the minister to reexamine the deepest parts of his own soul, confronting his own patronizing, materialistic attitudes and the biases he himself held against the urban poor.

The Art of Neighboring

The Art of Neighboring
Author: Jay Pathak,Dave Runyon
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 1441238476
ISBN 13: 9781441238474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Neighboring Book Review:

Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.

Compassion Justice and the Christian Life

Compassion  Justice and the Christian Life
Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 145960668X
ISBN 13: 9781459606685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion Justice and the Christian Life Book Review:

Rethinking Ministry to the Poor The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks tough questions about service providing and community building to help us enhance our effectiveness. Among the questions; What dilemmas do caring people encounter to faithfully carry out the teachings of Scripture and become personally involved with the least of these? What are some possible alternatives to the ways we have traditionally attempted to care for the poor? How do people, programs and neighborhoods move toward reciprocal, interdependent relationships? To effect these types of changes will require new skill sets and resources, but the possibilities for good are great.

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 0802493440
ISBN 13: 9780802493446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence Book Review:

When a low-income person asks your church for help, what do you do next? God is extraordinarily generous, and our churches should be, too. Because poverty is complex, however, helping low-income people often requires going beyond meeting their material needs to holistically addressing the roots of their poverty. But on a practical level, how do you move forward in walking with someone who approaches your church for financial help? From the authors of When Helping Hurts comes Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, a guidebook for church staff, deacons, or volunteers who work with low-income people. Short and to the point, this tool provides foundational principles for poverty alleviation and then addresses practical matters, like: How to structure and focus your benevolence work How to respond to immediate needs while pursuing long-term solutions How to mobilize your church to walk with low-income people With practical stories, forms, and tools for churches to use, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to help the poor in ways that lead to lasting change.

Collecting Courage

Collecting Courage
Author: Nneka Allen,Camila Vital Nunes Pereira,Nicole Salmon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781578690640
ISBN 13: 1578690641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collecting Courage Book Review:

Well Sent

Well Sent
Author: Steve Beirn,Steve Beirn and George W. Murray
Publsiher: CLC Publications
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1619582120
ISBN 13: 9781619582125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Well Sent Book Review:

Steve Beirn moves the conversation on global missionary sending from the mission agency to the front door of the local church. With a special chapter by George Murray, Well Sent equips local churches in launching missionary sending through scalable guidance, accessible illustrations and practical action points. More than a how-to manual, Well Sent critically evaluates topics such as sending perception and evaluation of the missionary call. This book will prepare potential missionary candidates for service and support the missional efforts of any church.

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness
Author: Steven Price
Publsiher: Dundurn.com
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-12
ISBN 10: 0887629571
ISBN 13: 9780887629570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into That Darkness Book Review:

Acclaimed Canadian poet Steven Price has conjured a stunning debut novel that explores what we ask from each other, and how much we are prepared to give. Set in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Into That Darkness opens at the moment when a massive earthquake hits the entire west coast with devastating results. Amid the destruction of the city, survivors are left to negotiate a calamity in which bonds of civility are pushed to their limits and often broken. When Arthur Lear hears a voice crying in the rubble, he finds himself descending deep under a collapsed building in a desperate attempt to save a young boy and his mother. But what he discovers there will change him forever — as circumstances lead him across the city’s broken landscape, through the chaos of its hospitals and streets, in a harrowing search for the mother’s lost daughter. Over the days that follow, Lear’s very sense of humanness will be tested and compromised, as he faces the limits of himself and his fellow survivors, in his long journey home. A novel for our age of anxiety and fear, Steven Price delivers a powerful story about the physical manifestation of the darker things lurking in our culture, in ourselves.

Generation Impact

Generation Impact
Author: Sharna Goldseker,Michael Moody
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 111942285X
ISBN 13: 9781119422853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generation Impact Book Review:

An insider’s guide to the coming philanthropic revolution Meet the next generation of big donors—the Gen X and Millennial philanthropists who will be the most significant donors ever and will shape our world in profound ways. Hear them describe their ambitious plans to revolutionize giving so it achieves greater impact. And learn how to help them succeed in a world that needs smart, effective donors now more than ever. As “next gen donors” step into their philanthropic roles, they have not only unprecedented financial resources, but also big ideas for how to wield their financial power. They want to disrupt the traditional world of charitable giving, and they want to do so now, not after they retire to a life of philanthropic leisure. Generation Impact pulls back the curtain on these rising leaders and their “Impact Revolution,” offering both extensive firsthand accounts and expert analysis of the hands-on, boundary-pushing, unconventional strategies next gen donors are beginning to pursue. This fascinating book also shows another side of the donors in Generation Impact: they want to respect the past even as they transform the future. They are determined to honor the philanthropic legacies and values they’ve inherited by making big giving more effective than ever before. If they succeed, they can make historic progress on causes from education to the environment, from human rights to health care. Based on years of research and close engagement with next gen donors, Generation Impact offers a unique profile of the new faces of philanthropy. Find out, directly from them: How they want to revolutionize giving to expand its positive impact on our lives and our communities. Which causes interest them, how they want to engage with those causes ... and, perhaps more important, how they do not want to engage. Which new tools and strategies for change excite them most. What they are learning from previous generations, and what they want to bring to their work alongside those generations. How we can all ensure their historic potential is channeled in ways that make our world better. The Impact Revolution will be messy, but it could also result in solutions for some of our most persistent problems. Generation Impact offers targeted, practical advice to parents, families, and their advisors, as well as nonprofit professionals—those who work closest with these next gen donors—on how to engage, nurture, and encourage them as they reshape major giving and make their mark on history. Help them channel their enthusiasm—and their wealth—to make the most positive difference in a world with such great need.

The No Asshole Rule

The No Asshole Rule
Author: Robert I. Sutton
Publsiher: Business Plus
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-02-22
ISBN 10: 0759518017
ISBN 13: 9780759518018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The No Asshole Rule Book Review:

The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work. "What an asshole!" How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton builds on his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article to show you the best ways to deal with assholes...and why they can be so destructive to your company. Practical, compassionate, and in places downright funny, this guide offers: Strategies on how to pinpoint and eliminate negative influences for good Illuminating case histories from major organizations A self-diagnostic test and a program to identify and keep your own "inner jerk" from coming out The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.

Staying Alive in Toxic Times

Staying Alive in Toxic Times
Author: Jenny Goodman
Publsiher: Yellow Kite
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 1529308305
ISBN 13: 9781529308303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying Alive in Toxic Times Book Review:

The must-have health bible that explains exactly how to stay in radiant, optimal health all year round. Are you confused about what supplements you should be taking? Do you want to know how you can reverse the effects of pollution on your body? Would you like to eat seasonally? Drawing on Dr Jenny Goodman's 20+ years' experience as a medical doctor, lecturer and qualified nutritionist, Staying Alive in Toxic Times sets out exactly what to eat in order to live our healthiest lives, and how to adapt our lifestyle according to the season we are in. Dr Jenny Goodman lays out how to safely and effectively supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals, explains what really works in terms of detoxing your body, and sorts through the confusing myriad of diets and healthy eating fads, using her expertise to myth-bust. Staying Alive in Toxic Times also reveals how to avoid seasonal health hazards, such as indoor pollution, hay fever and SAD. With so many people feeling tired, ill and run-down, this timely guide is what everyone needs to read in order to live vibrant, happy and long lives.

Beautifully Toxic

Beautifully Toxic
Author: Charity Parkerson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-25
ISBN 10: 9781946099716
ISBN 13: 1946099716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautifully Toxic Book Review:

A famous drummer. A homeless teen. It's hard to tell which one is the savior.When Jessie Thunder, a famous drummer, learns a homeless person had been sneaking into his home, Jessie decides to help him out. The eighteen-year-old "boy" is too old to go in the system and Jessie can't stand the thought of anyone going hungry. He also hopes rescuing Theo will ease his soul. Otherwise, there's nothing redeeming left of him. Even though Theo doesn't trust Jessie's help, he doesn't have anywhere else to go. At first, Jessie's attention feels like heaven. He's never had anyone care about him, especially someone as amazing as Jessie. Everything seems perfect. That is until Theo realizes Jessie's beauty is only a mask. Inside, Jessie is poison and Theo has to get out before he finds himself in worse shape than when he lived on the street. With Theo gone and no one to save him, Jessie has to make a choice. He can either rescue himself or drown in the toxic waste his life has become. Only one of those roads leads back to Theo. Beautifully Toxic is the first book in bestselling author Charity Parkerson's series, Candied Crush where the men are like candy-rich, irresistible, and bad for your health.