Want to learn more about international development? The following are the best books on the subject recommended by the Equip Mozambique Team
It's so easy to focus on the challenges, setbacks, and problems in Africa, yet this book does the opposite. Turning our attention to the creative solutions, advancements, and success stories throughout the continent does wonders for building hope.
We firmly believe God has great plans for Africa in general, and Mozambique in particular. It's never a lost cause. God has a future and a hope for these people.
Many times an interest in foreign development is borne out of a desire to help. However, if you are not careful, you can cause harm to yourself and the people you are trying to help. This is the best book we have read on the subject of genuine poverty alleviation, and it comes highly recommended. Though you may be tempted to skip the first couple foundational chapters, don't; they explain many misconceptions in western living that need to be addressed to truly be in a place where you can help others.
If you aren't sure of the impact that missions and the local church can have on another country, or are unsure of what place money and development has in the christian life, this is the book for you. The authors combine history, economics, and theology in an easily-readable treatise on poverty, what the Bible says about it, and how godly principles in a culture lead to economic prosperity.