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The following is a list of books that we have found to be extremely helpful in understanding the complexities that exist when dealing with those that are under-resourced and under-privileged within our community. If you’re interested in learning more, this is a good place to start.
A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne
Bridges Out of Poverty by Ruby Payne
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…And Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton
The Tragedy of American Compassion by Marvin Olasky
Renewing American Compassion by Marvin Olasky
A Heart for the Community: New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry by John Fuder and Noel Castellanos
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