Peter Greer

Created to Flourish

Created to Flourish by Peter Greer
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nonfiction Business, Religion
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Print Length223 pages
ISBNISBN 978-0-9980539-8-1
PublisherHOPE International
Publication Date2016
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

A call to carry Christ’s love and mercy to families in poverty around the world.

This eminently practical book by two leading experts on poverty alleviation offers a clear plan to help ordinary Christ-followers translate their compassion into thoughtful action.

Authors Peter Greer and Phil Smith draw on their personal experiences to discuss proven solutions for effectively alleviating poverty. Created to Flourish examines the pitfalls of traditional approaches and outlines a new model of economic development aimed at breaking the cycle of dependency.

Through discipleship-based savings groups and small loans, families in poverty are employing their God-given talents to provide for their families and serve their communities. With photographs showcasing the dignity of clients from around the HOPE International network, this book provides straightforward guidance for individuals and groups eager to carry God’s justice, mercy, and compassion throughout our world.

Any tips will be directed to support the work of HOPE International.

About the Author

Peter Greer is the president and CEO of HOPE International. Peter joined HOPE in 2004, following extensive education and experience in the field of microfinance. He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah College, an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and an honorary doctorate from Erskine College.

Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda. As an advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has been a speaker at conferences such as Catalyst, Passion, Harvest International’s Development Conference, and Jubilee, and he has been featured by Christianity Today, World, Forbes, CNN, and RELEVANT. Peter currently serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis venture partner. He has also written The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (with Anna Haggard, 2013), Mission Drift (with Chris Horst, 2014; selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing (with Chris Horst, 2014), Stop Helping Us (2014), Watching Seeds Grow (with his son Keith, 2014), 40/40 Vision (with Greg Lafferty, 2015), The Giver and the Gift (with David Weekley, 2015) and Created to Flourish (with Phil Smith, 2016; originally published as The Poor Will Be Glad in 2009).

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