Books

The Board and the CEOThe Board and the CEO

Good relationships lie at the heart of every successful organization. In this practical book, David and I seek to equip other board members and organizational leaders to enter into a impactful, life-giving partnership.

With this pivotal relationship in place, both individuals and the organizations they serve can truly flourish.

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Created to FlourishCreated to Flourish

This practical book offers a clear plan to help ordinary Christ-followers translate their compassion into thoughtful action.

Drawing on our personal experiences, Phil Smith and I examine the pitfalls of traditional approaches and outline a new model of economic development aimed at breaking the cycle of dependency.

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40 40 cover40/40 Vision

Having recently celebrated my 40th birthday, I’m seeing firsthand how our perspective can become blurry in midlife. It’s a disruptive season where we collide with limitations on all sides. We recognize there is more of life in the rearview mirror than on the road ahead of us. We wonder if our lives so far have been worthwhile. We are uncertain about what lies ahead.

But midlife is also an opportunity to recalibrate our vision. Join me in rediscovering who God has called you to be. And see the rest of your life with the clarity of 40/40 vision.

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giver gift coverThe Giver and the Gift

For many people, “fundraising” has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver.

Co-written with David and based upon our own relationship and experiences, The Giver and the Gift outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising. It’s time to dismantle shaky beliefs and practices, energizing a new generation for generosity and rediscovering a path that values the giver as much as the gift.

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For the Least of These

While much progress has been made toward poverty alleviation, many well-intentioned efforts have led Christians to actions that are not only ineffective, but leave the most vulnerable in a worse situation than before. Is there a better answer?

With contributions from 14 leading Christian economists, theologians, historians, and practitioners–including Peter Greer–For the Least of These presents the case for why markets and trade are the world’s best hope for alleviating poverty.

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Mission Drift

Too often, as Christian organizations grow, the Gospel often becomes cursory, expendable, or even forgotten. Again and again, leaders have watched their ministries, businesses, and nonprofits professionalize, expand, and lose sight of their original goals. Even churches can stray from their calling.

Supported by research and filled with compelling anecdotes, Mission Drift provides the tools leaders need to keep their organizations “mission true” or to get back on track.

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The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

Does doing good have a dark side? Through personal stories, Peter Greer explores the dangers facing those who do extraordinary good: Burnout. Infidelity. Lost faith. Financial compromise.

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good is a call to remember why we serve and to increase our awareness of our blind spots, which can wreck individuals, families, churches, and ministries. Exploring common challenges, this books seeks to equip Christ followers to live well—and to rediscover the heart of true service.

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Stop Helping Us!

This book introduces an alternative approach for the Church to engage in poverty alleviation. Highlighting the difference between aid and development, Stop Helping Us! is an introduction to the impact of job creation–and it’s a call to compassionately move beyond charity.


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Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing

When it comes to helping the poor, conventional wisdom tells us that charity is the answer.

But in Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, coauthors Chris Horst and Peter Greer argue that this commonly held view overlooks the real engine of true human flourishing: entrepreneurial businesses, which sustain productive development long after charitable giving dries up. Whatever their size or form, businesses play a central role in the fight against poverty.

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Watching Seeds Grow

Watching Seeds Grow

On a trip to Rwanda, Keith (age 8) has his eyes opened to the stories of entrepreneurs. This started a family journey to identify and celebrate the simple power of entrepreneurship all around us.

In writing this book together, Peter and his son Keith, hope that this book helps unlock our imaginations about the possibility of creating and growing, as well as to offer practical steps to unleash your young entrepreneur.

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The Poor Will Be Glad

What if there was a way to eradicate world poverty and hunger? A way to help the poor help themselves, while honoring their dignity? Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

Through microfinance and other employment-based solutions, a revolution is underway–a revolution you can be a part of.

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Mommy’s Heart Went POP!

Adopted children are curious about their story. Siblings wonder what to expect. Parents want to convey the deep love they feel. Rich illustrations and joyful storytelling bring the beauty of international adoption to the whole family.

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