When Helping Hurts is another fabulous book that we have used as the basis for courses of the same name that we run at Grace and thoroughly endorse. How can a local church make a difference, and how do individual Christians meaningfully reflect Christ’s grace, when the disparities of wealth and power in our world are so great? When Helping Hurts explores biblical principles in terms of real-life situations to offer real help and grace-filled answers for such questions.
Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel.
Here’s the link to the book and other resources https://www.chalmers.org/our-work/redefining-poverty/when-helping-hurts-products/ and https://www.chalmers.org/media