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Recommended Reading: “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself,” by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

As missionaries who purposefully want to help the people we are called to serve, in what way could our helping them actually cause hurt?   This book’s authors tell how faulty assumptions about the root causes of poverty result in strategies that, rather than actually helping, often cause considerable harm to poor people and to those aspiring to help them.  It shows how effective helping takes more than just giving… Read More »Recommended Reading: “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself,” by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

Recommended Books for Missionaries

We encourage each missionary and trainee to read as many missions books as possible, especially those on this list and other books by these same authors. You may also find good missionary biographies or autobiographies in your church library.