Thursday, February 27, 2014
A good Review
is worth it. the paragraph that sums it up is:
"Is Toxic Charity worth reading? I believe it is. Much of Lupton’s diagnosis of the issue is both helpful and convicting. The book is quite helpful as far as it goes. However, the reader will still have work to do as he applies these principles to a more complete gospel. My recommendation would be to read one other book first: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. This book has a a holistic understanding of poverty that includes a relationship with God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Once you have read that, you may wish to follow it up with Toxic Charity."
I finished both of these books. Both were worth it. Hard to swallow and go over. The basic premise is to know why you are helping others. why are you being Jesus' hands and feet? Is it for your glory or pointing others to Jesus? Is it what He would do? Is it worth it? And reasons behind it. To do nothing is a choice, to try to change the world is a choice. We have to make wise decisions in all things.