Review in Evangelical Times
Graham Kissack, Evangelical TImes, Apr 15, 2016
There can be no doubt that we live in a society driven by money.
Even Christians are not immune to the demands and temptations of
wealth, which is occasionally fuelled by erroneous teaching. Sadly,
many have fallen into the debt trap and are struggling to cope.
In view of that, this book brings welcome teaching on what
the Bible has to say about money, both its wise use and its
dangers. Many will be surprised at how much the Bible has to say on the subject.
The focus is on how Christians should view all aspects of handling their relative wealth, in
light of our love for God and the prospect of eternity. This is a much needed emphasis for our times
and is set in contrast to the worldly philosophy of ‘you only live once, so make the most of it!’
Each chapter is balanced and warmly encouraging, and followed by a short series of
thoughtful questions for personal reflection. Clearly, the author has spent quite some time in
thinking through the issues of earning, saving and spending money. The chapters on ‘Getting
to grips with money’, ‘How money became God’ and ‘Giving’ are particularly helpful.
The book is well written and readable. Pastors intending to do a series of sermons or
Bible studies on the subject will find it a resource filled with useful information. There are three brief and useful appendices, on the topics of debt, loans, mortgages and insurance. There is also a list of other resources.
As a pastor, I am well aware that many Christians struggle with issues concerning
money. I hope that this title will be widely read and will help many to invest their time and money wisely for our gracious God.