Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help
– by Robert D. Lupton
I read this book after sitting at dinner one evening with its author. This book, along with “When Helping Hurts,” have been formative in my understanding of mission. The book has influenced my work and role as I have been chair of the commission that handles partnership for the presbytery of which I am a part. In both Cuba and Guatemala my view of what we were to do was shifted as a result of my encounter with this material. This is a must read for mission committees!
Book Topic: Church Transformation