November 2012 Resources on Our Shelves
When Helping Hurts
How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. This book, a must read for anyone who works with the poor or in missions, provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel. When Helping Hurts guides you toward a true understanding of poverty and a plan to make a difference.
Humility makes the great even greater. As recent research suggests, power, management skills and steely determination are not the only elements that propel leaders to the heights of success. Author John Dickson uncovers an often overlooked element that turns strength into genuine success – humility. Humility is holding your power for the good of others, not personal gain. Embracing humility will radically transform your personal relationships, leadership abilities and professional dealings. Discover the lost key to greatness in Humilitas.
BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonheoffer. The author takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life – the theologian and the spy – and draws them together into this story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Christianity Today states “Mextaxas presents Bonhoeffer as a clear-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no one and nothing except God and His Word.”