From the creators of When Helping Hurts

Are you satisfied with the American Dream?

We’re the richest people to walk the earth—but we’re increasingly unhappy. The story of the American Dream doesn’t add up.

Yet when we try to help the poor, we often invite them into the same broken story that’s left us anxious, alone, and dissatisfied.

There’s hope for all of us in a different story. Through Becoming Whole, you’ll discover how to be reshaped by God’s story of change!

Discover a Better Story

Understand how stories shape us

Learn how stories influence our understanding of God, human beings, and the world.

Recognize how false stories hurt us—and the poor

Break free from the lie of the American Dream, and redefine “success” for you and the people you’re trying to help.

Discover a different story

Experience greater meaning and purpose as God’s story of change reshapes you—and start living as a citizen of Jesus’ Kingdom now!

Praise for Becoming Whole

Krish Kandiah

“Here's a Christian book about poverty like no other. It offers both a prophetic critique of western culture and a gospel-centered challenge to the church.”

Dr. Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good and author of God is Stranger: Finding God in Unexpected Places

Russell Moore

“This book will not just awaken you to the plight of global poverty, but will also give you hope as we seek to follow Jesus together for the sake of the poor of the world.”

Russell Moore, president, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

Becoming Whole is a torch of wisdom to lift high, a beacon to help us to exemplify God’s love in cultures across the world and also our own backyards.”

Stephan Bauman, co-author of Seeking Refuge
Former President and CEO of World Relief

“Backed with sound biblical theology and practical guidance and stories, Becoming Whole is a must for any Christian community aiming to make a difference. I can't recommend this book highly enough..”

Scott Sauls, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee and author of Befriend and Irresistible Faith

Becoming Whole is a remarkable sequel to When Helping Hurts, and it should be required reading for ministry workers, church leaders, donors, lay people—everyone responding to God’s call to change the world.

Richard Stearns, President Emeritus, World Vision U.S., and author of The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished

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Meet the Authors

Brian Fikkert

Brian Fikkert

Brian Fikkert is the founder and president of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College, where he also serves as a professor of economics and community development. He is the coauthor of several books, including When Helping Hurts and From Dependence to Dignity.

Kelly Kapic

Kelly Kapic

Dr. Kelly Kapic (PhD King's College, University of London) is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he has taught since 2001. He has written and edited numerous books, including Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering, which won the Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today in the category of Theology and Ethics.