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Toxic Charity

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

by Robert D. Lupton Author · Patrick Lawlor Narrator

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In his four decades of urban ministry, Robert D. Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. 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 and 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," 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Imprint:
Tantor Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 141.8 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 141.8 MB

Robert D. Lupton (Author)

Robert D. Lupton is the author of numerous books, including Theirs Is the Kingdom, Return Flight, and Renewing the City. He is the founder of FCS Urban Ministries, and he has invested over forty years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. A Christian...

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