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Smart Compassion: How to Stop "Doing Outreach" and Start Making Change

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When is doing good not good enough? When does “doing outreach” actually do harm?

Smart Compassion calls Christians to strategic, prayerful, and biblically based approaches to compassion. With evangelical Anabaptist convictions and insights from psychology, Wesley Furlong uses his background as a church leader and nonprofit founder to guide readers through the three aspects
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Herald Press
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I really liked this one! Furlong presented a look at how we can help others in multiple ways: detailed and personal as well as community-wide, systemic ways.

I really connected with his writing style* - he used a lot of real-life examples, and enough statistics to make a point, but not so many that it was overwhelming.

My only critique is that the ending felt slightly abrupt - there was no "conclusion" chapter, and I think this would have been good to add.

A quote I liked: "Achieving a pe
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