Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reading Your Money God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke – by Amie Streater having received a complimentary copy as part of the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze blogger programme.
I was in two minds when this book arrived: excited about the possibility of thinking about money in a godly way – especially given how little it is taught about in churches, but concerned that it would just be another self-help book with a Christian badge on it to help sell more copies.
Fortunately for me having read the book it was clearly the former and not the latter. Amie Streater suggests that there are “7 money myths “, a series of misinformed beliefs that incorrectly shape the way Christians behave with money. By overcoming what Streater calls “counterfeit convictions”, we can find greater freedom and peace with our money. Topics addressed include: giving, consumer debt, entitlement, budgeting, and more. The final chapter of the book gives some great advice for structuring your budget and overcoming these wrongly held convictions.
The most powerful part of Your Money God’s Way arethe real-life stories that are woven throughout the book, it brings reality in a time where economically many of us are struggling to make ends meet.
I found the book challenging to our consumeristic, keeping up with the Jones’ society and full of helpful and practical tips, it’s well worth reading whatever your finanial situation.