• group of African people sitting
    What if poverty isn’t about a lack of food, money, or clothing?
  • person riding bike through mud
    What if our attempts to help the poor can actually hurt them?
  • African boy standing in a field
    Good intentions aren’t enough.

When Helping Hurts


When Helping Hurts book cover

Learn how to walk with the poor in humble relationships, rather than providing temporary handouts to them.



When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

When Helping Hurts articulates a biblically based approach to poverty alleviation, a framework that has already shaped 250,000 church and ministry leaders. Learn how you can walk with people who are poor in ways that lead to lasting change. Purchase from Amazon. Purchase from Moody Publishers.

“I have never read a better book on practically serving the poor, and I pray that God will use [it] to equip His people to accomplish His purposes in a world of urgent spiritual and physical need for the glory of His great name.”

- David Platt, author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

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