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Profs. Corbett and Fikkert Co-Author When Helping Hurts Resource

When Helping Hurts: The Small Group ExperienceSince Covenant College professors Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert co-authored When Helping Hurts in 2009, the book has become a modern classic in the field of community development. Both professors teach classes in Covenant’s community development major, helping students engage with the ideas on poverty causation and alleviation found in When Helping Hurts.

On February 1, Moody Publishers will release When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience. The new six-lesson book offers a helpful guide for Sunday school classes and other small groups, presenting the lessons of When Helping Hurts in a digestible format. The video-based study is paired with six videos, available online at the Chalmers Center. Fikkert and Corbett are prominently featured in the video series, continuing their work to spread the message of When Helping Hurts to men and women around the world.


"Since the release of When Helping Hurts, churches have been asking us for additional resources to help them disciple the members of their congregations,” said Dr. Fikkert, professor of economics and community development. “The Small Group Experience study guide and videos are designed to help Sunday school teachers and small group leaders to facilitate discussions that will introduce people to the basic ideas of the book in an engaging and accessible way.  We are so excited that the same content that we are teaching in the community development major at Covenant College is being made available to the larger church, and we praise God for giving us this opportunity."


When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience is available for pre-order on Amazon.