I recently had the opportunity to review a copy of a book called Your Money Gods Way by Amie Streater. There are so many Christian financial books available that it is hard to find one that really provides insight that has not been touched upon elsewhere. This book does just that. Along with being a very easy read, it provides wisdom from above towards many of the financial situations that, as a pastor, I see people dealing with everyday. Amie writes, Your wealth or lack thereof is a direct result of the decisions you have made regarding every dollar that has passed through your hands. Owning that truth is a powerful thing, but its difficult to accept. Most Christians never get there. How true! This book is a great read if you are tired of your money controlling you and you are ready to transition to putting it to work for the kingdom of God in a real and practical way.
Amie Streater, a journalist turn financial counselor, shares her journey to financial peace and lessons learned from individuals while serving as associate pastor. The recommendation from Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, emblazoned across the cover and the goal to reveal 7 myths that keep Christians broke drew me in immediately. Unfortunately, you cant judge a book by its cover.Streater quickly replaces the word, myth, for counterfeit convictions (and I believe she covers more than 7 consider it a bonus) as she talks the reader through her experiences with several broke Christians. She also occasionally adds in Bible verses to emphasize her point. Overall, the book is very disjointed, switching from 1st person to 2nd and 3rd person perspective and never really creating a theme for each chapter thereby making it difficult to follow at times. The saving grace in the book was the review questions at the end of each chapter giving the reader something to mentally process and grapple with.My biggest disappointment with the book is that it is directed to a very small group of people, Christians in America who have fallen for the prosperity gospel. She is wisely harsh on these folks. If this isnt you (and it wasnt me), youll find better Christian finance books.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.