Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
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Author: Robert D. Lupton
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0062076213
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: HarperOne

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Public service is a way of life for Americans; giving is a part of our national character. But compassionate instincts and generous spirits aren’t enough, says veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton. In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it’s meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency. We converge on inner-city neighborhoods to plant flowers and pick up trash, battering the pride of residents who have the capacity (and responsibility) to beautify their own environment. We fly off on mission trips to poverty-stricken villages, hearts full of pity and suitcases bulging with giveaways—trips that one Nicaraguan leader describes as effective only in “turning my people into beggars.” In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches, and organizations to step away from these spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development. He delivers proven strategies for moving from toxic charity to transformative charity. Proposing a powerful “Oath for Compassionate Service” and spotlighting real-life examples of people serving not just with their hearts but with proven strategies and tested tactics, Lupton offers all the tools and inspiration we need to develop healthy, community-driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change. Everyone who volunteers or donates to charity needs to wrestle with this book.

Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity
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Author: Robert D. Lupton
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062076229
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life, has been at the forefront of urban ministry activism for forty years. Now, in the vein of Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty, Richard Stearns’s The Hole in Our Gospel, and Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart, his groundbreaking Toxic Charity shows us how to start serving needy and impoverished members of our communities in a way that will lead to lasting, real-world change.

When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts
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Author: Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780802487629
Release: 2014-01-24
Editor: Moody Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.

Charity Detox

Charity Detox
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Author: Robert D. Lupton
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062307293
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The veteran urban activist and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity returns with a headline-making book that offers proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving. In Toxic Charity, Robert D. Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised. While charity makes donors feel better, he argued, it often hurts those it seeks to help. At the forefront of this burgeoning yet ineffective compassion industry are American churches, which spend billions on dependency-producing programs, including food pantries. But what would charity look like if we, instead, measured it by its ability to alleviate poverty and needs? That is the question at the heart of Charity Detox. Drawing on his many decades of experience, Lupton outlines how to structure programs that actually improve the quality of life of the poor and disenfranchised. He introduces many strategies that are revolutionizing what we do with our charity dollars, and offers numerous examples of organizations that have successfully adopted these groundbreaking new models. Only by redirecting our strategies and becoming committed to results, he argues, can charity enterprises truly become as transformative as our ideals.

Open and Unabashed Reviews on Toxic Charity

Open and Unabashed Reviews on Toxic Charity
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Author: David Eberding
Pages: 46
ISBN: 545882184X
Release: 2013-04
Editor: Lennex

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Beautifully Toxic

Beautifully Toxic
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Author: Charity Parkerson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1946099716
Release: 2020-05-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A famous drummer. A homeless teen. It's hard to tell which one is the savior.When Jessie Thunder, a famous drummer, learns a homeless person had been sneaking into his home, Jessie decides to help him out. The eighteen-year-old "boy" is too old to go in the system and Jessie can't stand the thought of anyone going hungry. He also hopes rescuing Theo will ease his soul. Otherwise, there's nothing redeeming left of him. Even though Theo doesn't trust Jessie's help, he doesn't have anywhere else to go. At first, Jessie's attention feels like heaven. He's never had anyone care about him, especially someone as amazing as Jessie. Everything seems perfect. That is until Theo realizes Jessie's beauty is only a mask. Inside, Jessie is poison and Theo has to get out before he finds himself in worse shape than when he lived on the street. With Theo gone and no one to save him, Jessie has to make a choice. He can either rescue himself or drown in the toxic waste his life has become. Only one of those roads leads back to Theo. Beautifully Toxic is the first book in bestselling author Charity Parkerson's series, Candied Crush where the men are like candy-rich, irresistible, and bad for your health.

Toxic Inequality

Toxic Inequality
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Author: Thomas M. Shapiro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780465094875
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Everyone concerned about the toxic effects of inequality must read this book."--Robert B. Reich "This is one of the most thought-provoking books I have read on economic inequality in the US."--William Julius Wilson Since the Great Recession, most Americans' standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality's impact differs by race; African Americans' net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities--a dangerous combination he terms "toxic inequality." In Toxic Inequality, Shapiro reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place. Following nearly two hundred families of different races and income levels over a period of twelve years, Shapiro's research vividly documents the recession's toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty. The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code-much more than individual choices-push some forward and hold others back. A lack of assets, far more common in families of color, can often ruin parents' careful plans for themselves and their children. Toxic inequality may seem inexorable, but it is not inevitable. America's growing wealth gap and its yawning racial divide have been forged by history and preserved by policy, and only bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society.

Toxic

Toxic
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Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0991127390
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. Keeping his identity a secret isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when he meets Saylor. A girl who reminds him of one he used to love--a girl who has the power to break down every wall he's ever built.

Metabolism Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of Functional Groups

Metabolism  Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of Functional Groups
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Author: Dennis A Smith
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781849731102
Release: 2010-04-09
Editor: Royal Society of Chemistry

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Until now, the area of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics has been lacking in texts written for the Medicinal Chemist. This outstanding book, aimed at postgraduate medicinal chemists and those working in industry, fills this gap in the literature. Written by medicinal chemists and ADMET scientists with a combined experience of around 300 years, this aid to discovering drugs addresses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADMET) issues associated with drugs. The book starts by describing drug targets and their structural motifs before moving on to explain ADMET for the medicinal chemist. It is the functional groups which most profoundly influence the drug molecules of which they form a part. They characterise the pharmacology, are essential to the activity, and alter the ADMET characteristics of each drug. Their effects follow a pattern, thus allowing medicinal chemists to predict and overcome potential challenges. For this reason, the Editors have taken the unique approach of dividing the remainder of the book into chapters which each focus on a different functional group. They describe drugs containing the functional group under consideration, explain why the group is there, and outline its physicochemical properties before going on to detail the ADMET issues. Where possible, prodrugs and bioisosteres, which may give alternative ADMET outcomes, are described. The chapters cross refer where similar matters are covered but individual chapters can be used in a stand alone manner. The book ends with a discussion of future targets and chemistry needs.

Just One Night

Just One Night
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Author: Charity Ferrell
Pages: 282
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Release: 2018-02-18
Editor: Charity Ferrell

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A one-night stand with a single, widowed dad can change everything. “What the f*ck have I done?” aren’t the first words you want to hear after a one-night stand. Yet that’s what he gave me. Dallas Barnes is tall, dark, and handsome. He’s also scarred, rough, and broken down by burdens. A single dad. A widower. A lost soul. We found each other in the back of a dark pub. He brought the whiskey. I brought the bad decisions. He called it a mistake. I vowed never to speak to him again. That vow is broken with one test. Two pink lines have turned my life upside down. One night can change everything.

Toxic Exposures

Toxic Exposures
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Author: Susan L. Smith
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780813586120
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Rutgers University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mustard gas is typically associated with the horrors of World War I battlefields and trenches, where chemical weapons were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. Few realize, however, that mustard gas had a resurgence during the Second World War, when its uses and effects were widespread and insidious. Toxic Exposures tells the shocking story of how the United States and its allies intentionally subjected thousands of their own servicemen to poison gas as part of their preparation for chemical warfare. In addition, it reveals the racialized dimension of these mustard gas experiments, as scientists tested whether the effects of toxic exposure might vary between Asian, Hispanic, black, and white Americans. Drawing from once-classified American and Canadian government records, military reports, scientists’ papers, and veterans’ testimony, historian Susan L. Smith explores not only the human cost of this research, but also the environmental degradation caused by ocean dumping of unwanted mustard gas. As she assesses the poisonous legacy of these chemical warfare experiments, Smith also considers their surprising impact on the origins of chemotherapy as cancer treatment and the development of veterans’ rights movements. Toxic Exposures thus traces the scars left when the interests of national security and scientific curiosity battled with medical ethics and human rights.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
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Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Whitney My Love

Whitney  My Love
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Author: Judith McNaught
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781501145438
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. A saucy spitfire who has grown into a ravishing young woman, Whitney Stone returns from her triumphant time in Paris society to England. She plans on marrying her childhood sweetheart, only to discover she has been bargained away by her bankrupt father to the arrogant and alluring Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore. Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot—will not—relinquish her dream of perfect love. Rich with emotion, brimming with laughter and tears, Whitney, My Love is “the ultimate love story, one you can dream about forever” (RT Book Reviews).

Toxic Heart

Toxic Heart
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Author: Theo Lawrence
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385741637
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Ember

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"As Mystic City finds itself in the middle of a rebellion--pitting the wealthy who live the Aeries against the mystics and poor who live in the Depths--Aria and Hunter's perfect love is tested"--

Compassion Justice and the Christian Life

Compassion  Justice and the Christian Life
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Author: Robert D. Lupton
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0830743790
Release: 2007-04-20
Editor: Gospel Light Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, Robert Lupton notes, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks the tough questions about service providing and community building to help ministries enhance their effectiveness. What are the dilemmas that caring people encounter to faithfully carry out the teachings of Scripture and become personally involved with "the least of these?" What are some possible alternatives to the ways we have traditionally attempted to care for the poor? How do people, programs and neighborhoods move towards reciprocal, interdependent relationships? To effect these types of changes will require new skill sets and resources, but the possibilities for good are great.

Theirs Is the Kingdom

Theirs Is the Kingdom
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Author: Robert D. Lupton
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780062031297
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it—in the decaying core of the city." —Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International "The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his co-workers as models." —Tony Campolo, author of Stories That Feed Your Soul Urban ministry activist Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta intending to bring Christ’s message into the ghetto—but his humbling discovery of a spiritual life already flowering in the city’s urban soil forces the minister to reexamine the deepest parts of his own soul, confronting his own patronizing, materialistic attitudes and the biases he himself held against the urban poor.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
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Author: Jamie McGuire
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476719078
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

Dark Money

Dark Money
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Author: Jane Mayer
Pages: 547
ISBN: 9780307947901
Release: 2017
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016.

Gaslighting and Narcissistic Abuse 2 Books in 1

Gaslighting and Narcissistic Abuse 2 Books in 1
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Author: Carrie Parker
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9798606814237
Release: 2020-01-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover How to Steer Clear of Gaslighters and Recover from Toxic Relationships. Have you ever dreamed about a relationship with a partner who respects, helps, supports and loves you as much as you do him or her? Or maybe you had an abusive relationship in the past and still can't recover from it? What does a gaslighter do that is so harmful? Carrie Parker in this bundle book (2 books in 1) addresses main aspect of narcissistic relationships and gaslight effect. Here is what you will find inside: How to detect relationship abuse The damage narcissist relationship can cause How to find what truly makes you happy Complete narcissist relationship recovery guide Learn how to prevent and avoid codependent relationship Self-identification guide, find where you are at Reveal the clear signs that someone is a gaslighter Learn how to be strong and cope with gaslighting effects Get an effective therapy for gaslighting victims Fix your life and become happy again by regaining your self-confidence And much, much more Want to start reading? Scroll to the top of the page and click on "Buy Now with 1-Click"!

A Violent History of Benevolence

A Violent History of Benevolence
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Author: Chris Chapman,A.J. Withers
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781442625099
Release: 2019-03-14
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Violent History of Benevolence traces how normative histories of liberalism, progress, and social work enact and obscure systemic violences. Chris Chapman and A.J. Withers explore how normative social work history is structured in such a way that contemporary social workers can know many details about social work’s violences, without ever imagining that they may also be complicit in these violences. Framings of social work history actively create present-day political and ethical irresponsibility, even among those who imagine themselves to be anti-oppressive, liberal, or radical. The authors document many histories usually left out of social work discourse, including communities of Black social workers (who, among other things, never removed children from their homes involuntarily), the role of early social workers in advancing eugenics and mass confinement, and the resonant emergence of colonial education, psychiatry, and the penitentiary in the same decade. Ultimately, A Violent History of Benevolence aims to invite contemporary social workers and others to reflect on the complex nature of contemporary social work, and specifically on the present-day structural violences that social work enacts in the name of benevolence.