Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater
Another book about Christian stewardship? This was my first thought. I am glad I decided to read it anyway. Having been through the pit of bad financial choices once in life, I can tell you that living within your means is a wonderful, peaceful, happy way of life! I wish I had read this book 30 years ago. Perhaps I would not have been through all I went through financially.
The subtitle of the book is Oversoming the 7 Money Myths that Keep Christians Broke. The writer covers these myths very clearly in everyday terms that anyone can understand. You do not have to be a genius to read and implement the principles in this book. It is simple to understand.
I liked the fact that she uses stories to illustrate her points and that she brings the Bible, the foremost authority on every issue in life, into each chapter. At the end of each chapter she reviews with short summary sentences (something you can type up and put on your refrigerator or at your desk to remind you of what you have learned). She also has Solution Steps at the end of each chapter...things you can do to help better your financial situation now. And they are not just money related steps...she includes thinking questions, writing questions, Bible study questions.
Her story of a lady who did not have the money but bought an expensive refrigerator and then came to the church to get help for her bills was priceless. "But God told me to buy it, " she said. How often have we as Christians used that expression lightly and carelessly to justify our own decisions poorly made. The writer again goes to the Bible for the answer. Proverbs10:22 says "The blessings of the Lord have no sorrow attached." That one verse memorized would save people much sorrow when they are trying to make a financial decision.
I loved this book and plan on using it as a resource in homeschooling as well as presenting it to my own church as a small group study. I highly recommend this book.
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