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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 a more 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.

Bad For You

Bad For You
Author: Charity Ferrell
Publsiher: Charity Ferrell
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-01-27
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad For You Book Review:

Take my advice. Never fall for your brother’s best friend. Bracken Casey. Our hometown’s playboy. My brother’s best friend. The man I love. He doesn’t do girlfriends. He doesn’t do commitments. And he doesn’t see me as anything more than his best friend’s little sister. Until one night changes everything. A drunken kiss leads to a drunken screw. Now he can’t keep his hands off of me, and I can’t say no. Rules are set: No one can find out. It can’t lead anywhere. But rules were always meant to be broken. And that’s exactly what we are doing. Breaking them all. Something bad is bound to happen.

Radical Charity

Radical Charity
Author: Christopher Marlin-Warfield
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 1532665865
ISBN 13: 9781532665868
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.

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.

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.

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

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions
Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0802490255
ISBN 13: 9780802490254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions Book Review:

When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation with over 300,000 copies in print. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short-term missions. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant’s Guide aims to train and debrief team members, preparing them to do short-term missions as effectively as possible. To do this, it provides practical examples and guidelines for team members, and it creates interaction and reflection opportunities through questions and journaling. With eight units, six of which are built around free online video content, this book equips teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting and mutual engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. In conjunction with the separately available Leader’s Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1324002654
ISBN 13: 9781324002659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Risk Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea
Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-03-02
ISBN 10: 1101147083
ISBN 13: 9781101147085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Cups of Tea Book Review:

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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.

Doing Good Great

Doing Good  Great
Author: Scott George
Publsiher: By George Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 1940243815
ISBN 13: 9781940243818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Good Great Book Review:

“In Doing Good, Great, Pastor George has captured the true essence of these Orlando leaders and shares their unique qualities that propel them to the next level. Pastor George himself is truly one of these great leaders. . . . While this book shares the stories of some of Orlando’s most impactful leaders publicly, the fact is, every day they do good, Great while no one is watching. This book will inspire you and encourage you to serve others in a way that will leave a lasting impact.” Buddy Dyer Mayor, Orlando, Florida “Scott George has been an inspiration to me and so many in Central Florida by modeling the living out of the Gospel through “doing good” (The Great Commandment) and sharing the life-changing message of the Gospel­—“good news” (The Great Commission). The Community Food and Outreach Center and Scott are shining lights in our community.” Jack McGill President, Elevate Orlando “If anyone is qualified to give secrets to living beyond ordinary, it is Scott George. On his own personal journey of stewardship in his community, Scott obviously has many uplifting and exciting stories to tell about his successes and the successful people he meets along the way. He humbly quotes others as being “wiser people” than himself, yet the wisdom he provides and the compassion he adds to back it up are life-changing!” Bill Mills Florida Prosperity Partnership “Scott has filled this book with powerful principles and life-changing stories that will inspire a little spark of advocacy for so many in need. They show how one can take the ordinary and do extraordinary work for those who are lost.” Dick Batchelor Advocate, DBMG, Inc. You Were Born for Greatness . . . to Leave a Beyond Ordinary Legacy There are leaders who do good, Great and make a lasting impact on the world while leaving an enduring legacy that will inspire generations to come . . . and there are those who do not. What sets them apart? In Doing Good, Great: 11 Secrets to Living Beyond Ordinary, leadership authority Scott George, author of the powerfully inspiring books Living Beyond Ordinary: Discovering Authentic Significance and Purpose and GPS: Guiding Principles for Success, explores the lives of renowned and respected local and international leaders and reveals eleven key qualities and practices that make them great. You will discover life-changing truths and principles from great leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, and many others who achieved greatness by doing good, Great. Have you believed for years you were meant to live for so much more, but continued to settle for an ordinary life? Or, are you looking for a new level of living a beyond ordinary life? In Doing Good, Great, you will be inspired by the lives of those who refused to be average and encouraged to make an awesome impact on your world, just like them, and to live a life beyond ordinary. [email protected] [email protected] www.doinggoodgreat.org www.communityfoodoutreach.org Twitter: @RevJScottGeorge Facebook: J scott george Video: http://www.jscottgeorge.com

Leaving Church

Leaving Church
Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN 10: 1848253575
ISBN 13: 9781848253575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Church Book Review:

Tells how a renowned preacher left her ministry to rediscover the authentic heart of her faith. A moving reflection on keeping faith amidst the relentless demands of modern life.

Young Muslim Change Makers

Young Muslim Change Makers
Author: William Barylo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1351681648
ISBN 13: 9781351681643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Muslim Change Makers Book Review:

The Muslim charity sector is stronger than ever, attracting thousands of volunteers and millions of pounds in donations. In times of mobile internet and social media, young people have set up small scale charities in urban areas, providing general social services to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Breaking away from bureaucratic non-governmental organisations and traditional faith-based charities, these smaller local associations are an attractive alternative to young people. This book offers an exploration of the Muslim charity sector, from multi-million pound NGOs to discrete grassroots charities who are quietly giving rise to the next generation of Muslim entrepreneurs, scholars, politicians and other influencers. From studies of eleven charities across France, Poland and the UK, it investigates key questions around this young and dynamic movement. What motivates these young Muslim volunteers? What shapes the socially-engaged behaviour of young Muslims? What is the place and the role of Islam in their involvement and commitment to their causes? What social impact do these organisations have in their local area? How do they understand religion, faith, participation and citizenship? What challenges do they face and how do they overcome these? The book also examines how these grassroots are successful in helping to prevent extremism, curb Islamophobia and challenge colonialism. The analysis of these small, local and original initiatives is fundamental in understanding the role of religiosity for these younger generations who are trying to articulate their multiple identities, cultures and traditions in a modern, secular society. Rich, detailed and vivid, the book sheds new lights on a popular field of research, unveiling exclusive key information on the subject of young European Muslims.