Here are 3 books that take a closer look at money and how we should handle it:
“Giving—of talent, time, and money—can sometimes hurt. It often includes sacrifice. An individual who gives something may have to forego a personal pleasure, such as buying a new computer system or season tickets to a favorite sporting event. A family may have to pass up two extra days of vacation. The flip side is that giving has tremendous rewards. These rewards become evident in a variety of dimensions—emotional, relational, financial, and spiritual. Through a practical approach and an engaging story line, Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy guide you on a journey to discover the joys of giving—and the impact that the “generosity factor” can have on your life!”
Erich’s note: this one is a quick read but leaves a lasting impact.
“Who wants to settle for fleeting treasures on earth… when God offers everlasting treasures in heaven? It’s time to rethink our perspectives on money and possessions. In this thoroughly researched and extensively updated classic, Randy Alcorn shows us how to view them accurately—as God’s provision for our good, the good of others, and his glory.”
Erich’s note: this is one of the most thorough books on the topic of money you’ll ever come across (not a quick read but well worth the time; lots of great insight).
“Dave Ramsey’s most popular book, The Total Money Makeover, condenses Dave’s 17 years of financial teaching and counseling into seven organized, easy-to-follow steps. With this advice, you’ll learn how to get out of debt and change your family tree forever. Plus, you’ll read over 50 real-life stories from people just like you who have followed these principles to win with money.”
Erich’s note: Ramsey provides great practical advice on how to handle money (he shows you how to manage money God’s way). If you’ve never taken his Financial Peace University you should do so soon (you can take it online or find a church that offers it like ours does — The Hills Church, Financial Freedom Classes we have classes starting in Sept 8 & 10). Also, make sure you download Dave Ramsey’s new APP from the iTunes store — a great way to stay connected with the show). You can also find lots of great tools on Dave’s website.
Your turn… What are some other books you’ve read that focus on helping us manage money God’s way?
- Total Money Makeover: Why You Should Consider It (promotional-products-marketing-ideas.blogspot.com)
- My New Gazelle Intensity and Fondness for Dave Ramsey (kindacrunchy.com)