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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Greer, Phil Smith Narrator: Peter Greer, Phil Smith Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This eminently practical book challenges the church to shift tactics in the battle against spiritual and physical poverty and equips ordinary Christians to translate their compassion into thoughtful action.

Authors Peter Greer and Phil Smith examine the pitfalls of traditional approaches to reducing poverty. Then, through real-life stories and insight born of personal experience in serving the poor, they outline a new model of economic development based on proven solutions for effectively reducing poverty. They demonstrate how microfinance and employment-based solutions free people from the cycle of dependency, helping them regain their dignity and provide for their families. Blending passion with practicality, they show readers who share God’s heart for the poor how to reorient their efforts from giving handouts to offering a hand up, paving the way for local initiative and ownership.

By highlighting poverty-fighting methods for small groups and churches along with workable steps for individuals to pursue, The Poor Will Be Glad sounds a compelling call to carry God’s justice, mercy, and compassion to the hurting people of this world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew Wolgemuth | 7/12/2013

    " A good and interesting summary of the micro-finance movement and the evangelical Christian "flavor" of the movement in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 7/31/2012

    " A good primer on Micro finance for the American church. I found it a bit dry and not particularly gripping to read. "When Helping Hurts" was far more readable, but not as specifically about MFIs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nate | 5/9/2012

    " I learned a lot about micro-finance from reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 8/22/2011

    " This book is a really good overview of the ministry of microfinance. It outlines ideas, programs that are working, and some of the pitfalls. "

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About the Author

Peter Greer is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through micro-finance. He has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Peter coauthored The Poor Will Be Glad and The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, speaks at conferences, including Catalyst and Passion, and has been featured by media outlets such as CNN, Christianity Today, and World. Peter lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Laurel, and three children.