In his inspiring and challenging book Shiny Gods: Finding Freedom from Things That Distract Us, pastor and author Mike Slaughter helps participants reassess priorities to create a culture and lifestyle of giving, based on the word of God and the example of Christ.
This book of devotions, written by Matthew L. Kelley as a companion piece to Shiny Gods, contains four weeks of devotions--28 total--grouped by chapter topics from Mike Slaughter's book. Each devotion includes Scripture, story, and prayer. Used alongside Shiny Gods, it will help focus and guide your meditations.
What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives?
In First: Putting God First in Living and Giving, pastor and author Mike Slaughter conducts a four-week all-church stewardship program to help participants reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of faithful living and giving and make a meaningful contribution to the world. To help parents educate and model generosity for their kids, First includes components for children and youth that help families explore financial decisions together. This book of devotional readings is a companion resource for program participants and is designed to draw families into closer fellowship with God as they explore financial decisions together. Includes short readings, Scripture, prayer, and stories.
Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation," and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Change the World, Dare to Dream, Renegade Gospel, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.