Thursday, June 16, 2011

Managing God's Money by Randy Alcorn

The book Managing God’s Money is a “must read” for all people who are committed to living as God wishes them to. The author, Randy Alcorn, touches on many topics such as debt, savings, eternal rewards, poverty, missions, retirement, tithing, and so many more; topics which are a part of each of our lives. The overall theme of the book is stewardship and giving. Reminders that money is not ours, but God’s are throughout the book.

Alcorn uses Biblical references and Scripture passages to illustrate each of his points—they are not just ideas he has come up with on his own, but rather actual Scriptural principles of how we should live in following the Lord. The largest focus of the book is giving: to the local church, to missions, to organizations which are fulfilling God’s purposes, etc. The book is at once convicting, comforting, encouraging, and instructive.

I very much liked this book. It is a broad spectrum book on finances from a Biblical perspective. I would recommend it to people from all walks of life who desire to follow God more fully. It even has a great price tag—as opposed to some money management books which are quite pricey, this book is marketed at $5.99. It’s also a very easy book to read, separated into little chunks which can be thought about and applied to your life.

I received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale publishers as a part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review of this book.

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