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Giving Wisely?: Killing with Kindness or Empowering Lasting Transformation?

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Is The Money We Are Generously Giving Causing More Harm Than Good?

We see the needs. We hear the cries. We listen to the emotional appeals to sacrifice and to be generous with all we have. So we give.

But we give without knowledge. We give without understanding and viable relationships. In our ignorance, the very gift we have given to help so often destroy. The inequities cr
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Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 9th 2008 by Last Chapter Publishing (first published 2008)
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Randy Alcorn
Jonathan Martin’s book Giving Wisely? is a significant contribution to the body of Christ, raising important questions that demand good answers. We need to give more generously and more strategically at the same time, being careful not to harm the very people we want to help. As a former missionary and missions pastor at my home church, I have seen Jonathan bring rich experience and passion to this subject. He offers guidelines that alert and encourage us toward giving that will have a lasting ...more
Milan Homola
Aug 02, 2011 Milan Homola rated it really liked it
Surprisingly good book...to the point and very practical....even bold I would say. The first few chapters and the epilogue try a little too hard...but the meat of the book is superb. The principle is R.A.I.S.E (Relationship, Accountability, Indigenous Sustainability, Equity). Its really good and very helpful for any person or church dealing with issues of giving locally and to foreign missions. I highly recommend the book
Charyla Olsen
Jul 18, 2010 Charyla Olsen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all who give money away
Another book for those who give money away to help people--especially in foreign countries where we do not always understand the culture and the politics involved. It will cause you to think and maybe create a better scenario for a more long-term solution to the problem of poverty
Todd Miles
Feb 14, 2014 Todd Miles rated it really liked it
Very helpful and provocative book. Each church should have multiple pastors and elders read it. It is frightening that we can do such harm with our gifts. It is even more frightening that so few churches care.
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