Overcoming Money Myths that Christians Believe

When I first ordered Your Money God’s Way, I was a bit skeptical.  I’ve been through several finance courses, studies, etc.  (By the way, the best studies I’ve come across are Dave Ramsey‘s books).  However, as soon as I saw the cover I was encouraged to see Dave’s endorsement on the front.  As I began to read Your Money God’s Way I was further encouraged and refreshed.

The author Amie Streater writes in a straight forward, compelling, and conversational manner.  She shares gripping stories or heart ache and heart-break due financial ignorance and petty greed.  The thing I liked most about each chapter is the way that she was able to unveil each “myth” and its root in sin.  The book tackles such obvious sin issues as the health and wealth gospel, issues of entitlement, enabling, etc.  She attacks the misquoted scriptural base that folks sometimes use (sometimes they don’t even need to use scripture to justify their bad behavior).

As an associate pastor I have found that many people in our churches are ignorant of some of the money myths.  I am thankful that at our church we have great leaders who are providing opportunities for folks to learn about how to handle money in a godly way.  It is true as Amie quotes all through out the book, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)

The only issue I have with the book is the title.  I get where Amie or the publisher is coming from, but I think it would reflect amie’s theology and a more biblical theology to have the title read, “God’s money, God’s way.”  Ultimately in the end we will give an account to Him for how we used or abused money.

If you are struggling with your finances or trying to help someone who is… This book is for you.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to understand the sin issues behind why we spend money, go in debt, live beyond our means, etc.  If you are looking for something practical to help you get out of debt now, check out Dave Ramsey’s books and workbooks.  Financial Peace University
really set my wife and I up for success early on. The retail price of Your Money God’s Way is $14.99 (Paperback), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $10.79. I gave it four stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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