Resources for the journey toward responsible charity. Browse and buy below!
We have found that the road to recovery is aided by engaging the broad community of voices who are out there working in theological, social, and practical disciplines to lead charitable organizations into more holistic, generative practice within under-resourced communities.
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Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like if We Cared About Results
Released July of 2015, Lupton's latest book talks about what it is really going to take if we want to "move the poverty needle." We cannot program people out of poverty. Lupton takes a look at best practices from around the US and the globe to show how people are doing more than distributing resources, they are changing whole communities!
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)
This is the book that inspired this online community - as well as countless other practitioners across the country! If you have not read it, get it today. If you have, get three copies to give to friends, ministry partners, and colleagues.
Other books by Bob Lupton
Theirs is the Kingdom: Reflections on the Gospel in Urban America
Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor
Renewing the City: Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal
Return Flight: Community Development Through Reneighboring Our Cities
Books from the CCDA
The CCDA, or Christian Community Development Association, is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities holistically restored. Guided by an asset-based approach and their 8 Key Components, there are over 3,600 practitioners across the country and around the world joining God in the work of seeking the peace and prosperity of the cities in which they live. The books below are by their founders, board members, partners, and practitioners.