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Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
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The first half was very good, and eye-opening. We spend $5 billion dollars a year sending mission teams around the world; in some instances to paint the same orphanage six times in one summer. Clearly a poor use of our time and money. Further, oftentimes our charity produces an entitlement/dependency mindset that undermines the long-term health of those we are setting about tot serve. Second half, a little repetitive and short on answers/solutions. Particularly I would have wanted a more thorough Biblical explanation of how we SHOULD go about mercy ministry. Anyone involved in non-profit ministry, or charity work must read this and rethink how they go about their various ministries.
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October 22, 2018 – Started Reading
October 22, 2018 – Shelved
October 22, 2018 – Shelved as: christian-living
October 22, 2018 – Shelved as: culture
October 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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