I bought this book several years ago and have been through it twice. There is such wisdom in Mr. Alcorn's words. Every time I feel off track with my finances, I pick up this book and look through my highlights. I appreciate how he addresses both extremes of the prosperity gospel and poverty. Such a fantastic read.
This book is SO challenging but SO excellent! It's a slap in the face sometimes but it's such godly, wise truth! I recommend it to anyone who wants to honor God through how they live or spend their money. Wow!
My curiosity about this book was piqued when an older gentleman in our church said it was the BEST book he had ever read on finances. He has an extensive library and has worked in Christian ministries for years.
I have not been disappointed. The book is extensive, covering many topics, including the following: materialism, eternal rewards, ministry finances, borrowing, investing, and inheritance.
Does the author strongly urge tithing regularly, giving generously, living sacrificially? Yes, and he backs everything up with Scripture. Can it be convicting? Yes, but sometimes those of us in the West need to be awakened to additional ways we can serve God's kingdom. Will you agree with him on everything? Probably not, but this book will give you much to prayfully consider.
Additionally, Alcorn shares a bit of his personal journey on the subject of finances, and he seems well qualified to speak on the topic. His humility shines through many times.
I am planning to have all four of our children read this book in order to graduate home school, and I wish I could buy one for everyone I know.
I teach at a Bible College and this was my students reading assignment. I have heard nothing but good reports concerning the information and revelation expressed by the author. I found it very informative too.