Booksneeze Review: Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater

Following Blair’s example, I have signed up at Booksneeze.com to get free books then review them, here it goes for my first one.  It has taken me 5 months to finish the review, so I’m not earning that many new books.  Oh well.

Title: Your Money God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke

Author: Amie Streater

RATING: 6/10 on the Blair-o-meter.

Your Money God’s Way goes through seven different myths that Christians buy into that negatively impact their finances.  The author makes great use of stories from her ministry to pass on practical and common sense advice about managing your money.  The author also has walked an interesting path when it comes to money management and humbly offers up many stories from her own life as both good and bad examples.

I enjoyed the book, even if I had run across many of the concepts in other places.    Much of the book doesn’t apply to me – or maybe it does and I’m not yet ready to admit it!  There are a lot of good thougts especially in her chapter on how enabling those around us can ruin us financially, as well as the chapter on generosity and giving.

I’m making an assumption here, but I’m thinking the author works in a fairly large church.  I’m just thinking that because any church who has an “associate pastor of financial stewardship” must have some size.  Because of this I was suspicious of how she would look at how a Christian should use her money.  My cynical side thought she might lean more towards thoughts and opinions that would somehow justify her (& me!) being rich and holding on to much of our wealth.  Maybe somewhere deep down I was hoping she would.   Although I don’t think she dealt with that concept completely,  I do think the book urges readers towards a life of responsibility with their finances and towards generosity, which is always a good thing.

 

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