Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater is an insightful look at why we, as Christians, have so much difficulty staying out of debt. Ms. Streater outlines seven "counterfeit convictions" that often take us away from where we need to be as Christians. She talks about how to clean up our misconceptions about money and focus on a view that is Biblically sound. God would not want us to be broke, our lives to be chaos, etc. so we should turn to God's word in The Bible to direct us. Many Christians do this, but run across those "counterfeit convictions" and get trapped in that mindset. One thing that really struck me was the discussion about giving. Part of the discussion talks about our intentions and our attitude when giving. The insight that we should "learn to say no" is very important. We should not feel like horrible people when we refuse to give a loan to a friend. We need to make wise financial decisions and we also need to reflect God's intentions for us. We need to remember that our money, though we work for it, ultimately is God's money. I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling financially and even those who aren't really struggling. Those who are comfortable and have more than they need can learn concepts about giving (tithing) from this book as well.
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