Friday, August 30, 2013

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good


Charity and Service Have a Dark Side

You want to live out the Gospel by serving others, and you're willing to sacrifice your time, money, and perhaps even your safety. But do you realize the spiritual dangers you face as you serve? Peter Greer, the CEO of a Christian nonprofit, found that serving others and seeking justice actually did him harm. He shares how something that started with the noblest of intentions got off track--and how he got back on course. His story is a compassionate warning for anyone who works in ministry or charitable nonprofits, from CEOs to weekend volunteers.

My Review:

An interesting concept for a book. What it comes right down to, I think, is the importance of finding balance in our life -- and that definitely includes the charitable aspects. Greer candidly explores his own pitfalls in a compassionate and easy to read way. But just because the words flow doesn't make them easy to digest. This is a very thought-provoking look at finding the ultimate balance in a Christian life.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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