YOUR MONEY GODS WAY by Amie StreaterIf I was with in traveling distance to attend church with this lady I would in a heart beat. Down to Earth and real is the way I would describe her and this book. She gives us ( and admits shes done it to herself) a real kick in the pants with false beliefs and how we make dumb, dumber and dumpest choices concerning our money.She lays the ground work for you to turn it around and do it GODS WAY.This is a book that every high school student should study and it wouldnt hurt any of us, even those that are doing well in their money matters to read and reread through the years.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com 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.
We all have our own struggles with money. This book, Your Money God's Way, gives us ways to break free of the negative way we use money. Amie, which was working as a reporter, realized one day that she was living large, but in deep debt. She now has a different career, helping others get out of debt and use money the way God wants and expects us to. She gives us advice and ideas on ways we too can get out of debt and set goals for ourselves and our families. Many people have been blessed by her ideas by applying them to their lives and have been rewarded with getting out the debt trap. Amie gives us Bible scriptures which will inspire us to get on track. Many times we have used scriptures as an excuse thinking that God will always bail us out without reading the whole scriptures. God wants us to be financially secure without debt and we don't have to have all the best of material items to be happy. Amie goes on to let us know that if we aren't happy with what we have, we won't be happy with even more. We need to be content with what we do have. This book is very enlightening and helps me to know that we all can live debt free if we work hard on it and be content with all that we have been blessed with. I highly recommend it. I rate this book 5 stars. *I was not required to give a positive rating on this book, I did so on my own free will. I received this book through the Booksneeze free book program.
Your Money Gods Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke by Amie Streater is a book written to help people get their finances back on track by exposing myths that Christians often believe that hurt their financial status. Each chapter includes a prayer, Gods Way (the most important points for the reader to take away from the chapter), and solution steps that can be implemented. Streater writes in a down to earth style that engages the reader with bouts of humor and her personal, real life stories sprinkled throughout. This book initially interested me because I love reading and studying about personal finance. It contained some thought provoking insights - mainly as to why people do what they do when it comes to money and financial stewardship. Overall, I thought this book was okay (hence the three out of five star rating), but not the first on the list of money books I would recommend to a friend. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com 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.
I was curious, but skeptical, when I chose this book for review. Much money advice for Christians isnt based on Bible truths at all. Sometimes those who offer it mean well, but make assumptions about the Bible without really studying it. Other times, they are trying to guilt, manipulate, and/or finagle well-meaning Christians out of their money. Because we trust God and want to further His Kingdom by giving, sometimes we turn ourselves into rather easy marks.But thats the point of this particular book! Aime Streater devotes the whole first chapter of "Your Money Gods Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke" to showing how the Bible is often misused to confuse Christians and how it should be used regularly to help Christians understand good stewardship so they can honor God with their money, then use what He gives to avoid debt, cover their own needs, give to others, and save for the future. Streater then goes on to reveal common money myths (or counterfeit convictions) which she counteracts with solid, in-context, biblical truth. Its a wise and practical book. I plan to read it again!Woven throughout the book are true stories of Christians whove made wise decisions or overcome poor ones. Streater shares her own story of debt and near financial ruin and changes she prayerfully made to turn her situation around. At the end of each chapter, Streater includes a prayer for wisdom, a summary of chapter points, and a list of solution steps readers can follow if the situation applies to their lives.Streater writes with grace, not condemnation, but her message is powerful. Readers will know that she truly cares and wants to help them do the best they can with whatever God graciously provides.Thank you, Thomas Nelson Publishers, for sending this book for my review.
I received Your Money God's Way from Thomas Nelson to review. I was surprisingly impressed with this book. The scriptures she quotes fly in the face of all the bad financial concepts so many professing Christians hold. According to the author, Christians make more financial mistakes than the rest of the population, which is because so many "counterfeit convictions" are taught in place of sound biblical principles. When we enable family members who consistently make bad financial decisions, that's not ministry. That's unwise. Taking great financial risks and calling it great faith is ignorant, not spiritual. Treating God like an ATM, while it may be prosperity theology; it's not biblical theology at all. The subtitle tells you what to expect: "Overcoming the 7 money myths that keep Christians broke".Dave Ramsey calls the message of this book "common sense and biblical wisdom". I couldn't agree more.