The American dream is becoming an economic nightmare---home prices are plummeting, retirement funds are shrinking, and personal saving habits are at an all-time low. Hamilton helps you assess your needs; evaluate your financial situation; transform your view of managing money; find contentment in simplicity; and more. Includes a new chapter on maintaining hope during the recession. 144 pages, hardcover from Abingdon.
Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire for more. And we found ourselves spending tomorrows money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety.
Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bibles wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.
We Americans love our stuff. Were living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and its finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure ... even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and thats exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in "Enough.
Dave Ramsey, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host
Once again, Adam Hamilton is leading the church; Enough is enough was once a Wesleyan watchword. Adam breathes new life into the Wesleyan commitment to simplicity. Amid a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption Adam calls us to a biblically based, evangelical joy of having the faith to say enough is enough.
Bishop Will Willimon
United Methodist Church, Birmingham Area
I pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, biblical and theological depth, courage to speak the truth, and down-to-earth practicality. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this bookand the economic crisis it addressesas a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.
Brian McLaren, Author/Networker (brianmclaren.net)
Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamiltons congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013 and was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Creed, Half Truths, The Call, The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours That Changed the World, John, Revival, Not a Silent Night, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Adam Hamilton at AdamHamilton.org.
Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly identified him as one of the tops "Ten People to Watch." Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Why?, The Journey, 24 Hours That Changed the World, When Christians Get It Wrong, Confronting the Controversies, Unleashing the Word, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.