Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus, Public Affairs, 1999.
The inventor of microcredit and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize shares how a $27 loan became a $2.5 billion banking enterprise that provides financing to poor entrepreneurs.
Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
by Shane Claiborne, InterVarsity Press, 2008.
Activist Shane Claiborne writes that a life of prayer is the beginning of a call to action.
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
by Paul Collier, Oxford University Press, 2007.
This book explains why a billion people in the world remain trapped in grinding poverty, and discusses a range of policies that can help them.
Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death
by Susan D. Moeller, Routledge, 1999.
Moeller discusses how sensational news coverage has dulled public sensitivity to global disasters and crises.
Creating a Habitat for Humanity: No Hands But Yours
by Jonathan T.M. Reckford, Fortress Press, 2007.
This book addresses the issues of affordable housing and homelessness, and how Habitat for Humanity changes the lives of not only its housing recipients, but also participating builders.
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
by Ronald J. Sider, Thomas Nelson, 2005.
Dr. Ron Sider explores the causes of world hunger and the flaws and merits of both liberal and conservative viewpoints on the subject of poverty
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Jeffrey Sachs, Penguin Press, 2005.
The economic advisor to the United Nations and several countries presents nine specific steps for eliminating the world's worst poverty by 2025.
The Humanitarian companion: A guide for international aid, development and human rights workers, (2005)
by John H. Ehrenreich. Published by ITDG Publishing.
This book focuses on the different stages of humanitarian assignments (before, during, and after deployment) and addresses security, health, stress, coping with other's trauma, and returning home.
Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matter Most
by Wes Stafford, WaterBrook Press, 2007.
Dr. Wes Stafford uses his experiences as a boy raised in West Africa to encourage readera to invest in the future of their children and the less fortunate children of others.
Understanding Voluntary Organizations,
by C. Handy, Penguin Books, London. 1988.
This book provides an excellent discussion of the complexities of voluntary organizations and their distinctive characteristics.
Voices of the Poor—Can Anyone Hear Us?
by Deepa Narayan, Oxford University Press, 2000.
This book is part of a research initiative that addresses poverty from the perspective of the poor. Spanning 50 countries, the voices of over 40,000 men and women are collected and used to help change the conventional definition of poverty.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor ... and Yourself
by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, Moody Publishers, 2009.
This book centers on the incorrect assumptions Christians may have about the causes of poverty.