Book Review: Managing God's Money by Randy Alcorn

God cares a great deal more about our money than most of us imagine. The sheer enormity of Scripture’s teaching on this subject screams for our attention. In fact, Jesus says more about how we are to view and handle money and possessions than about any other topic—including both heaven and hell. In Managing God’s Money, Randy Alcorn breaks down exactly what the Bible has to say about how we are to handle our money and possessions in a simple, easy-to-follow format. Filled with Scripture references, Managing God’s Money is the perfect reference tool for anyone who is interested in gaining a solid biblical understanding of money, possessions, and eternity.

Randy Alcorn has faithfully served up another powerful resource again, that I must highly recommend for use personally, especially as a group study.

Randy Alcorn is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to starting EPM, he served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has spoken around the world and taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Randy is the best-selling author of over 40 books. His seven fiction books include the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His nonfiction works include The Treasure Principle; Heaven; and If God is Good. Randy has written for many magazines and has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs.

The father of two married daughters, Randy lives in Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci. They are the proud grandparents of four grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research and reading.

Taking the road less traveled on personal finance issues, Randy approached the issue at the heart of the matter. He teaches the reader what the Bible truly teaches about money. He teaches why money is referenced so often throughout scripture and furthermore he gives sound biblical theology that serves the very root cause of money problems.

The very title itself speaks to the very place Scripture places all things and how Randy correctly handles the issues, he teaches us in six sections that cover setting the stage for a biblical view of money, false worldviews that impede biblical stewardship, stewarding for eternity, giving and sharing, wisely handling God’s money and passing the legacy of stewardship.

Mr. Alcorn rightly handles the word which is the most important foundation when teaching anything and citing Scripture, secondly he not only gives a how to lesson that some famous authors do, but he most importantly points to money as God’s possession not ours, using it to God’s glory and the very mind Christians should have regarding money, contrary to what the world teaches us. God demands something different of us, Alcorn teaches us faithfully and biblically.

This book won’t tell you how to achieve your financial goals, but it will provide the light in which your financial goals should be formulated. That’s why the central focus of this book is not insurance by assurance, not securities but security, not trusts but trust, not principle but principles…Randy Alcorn, Managing God’s Money

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes by the publisher


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