Generosity and the Dependency Myth. Modern mission theory is guided largely by the "three-self paradigm" that suggests indigenous churches can only be healthy if they are "self-governing, self-propagating and self-supporting." Consequently, Western Missionaries, their churches and their agencies have been increasingly indisposed to giving generously. We must rethink the interplay of dollars dependency and what it means to 'do the right thing' with our money as we pursue twenty-first century missions. This book answers the questions whether Westerners ought "To Give or Not to Give?" in support of global evangelism and encourages maximum generosity as the path most reflective of God's heart on the matter.
"This book is a ringing call for Christians living in affluent nations to reject the seductive rationalizations that harden their hearts against sacrificial economic partnerships with poor Christians. Urgent, compelling, biblical. --Ronald J. Sider
Author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and President of Evangelicals for Social Action.
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