By giving, you physically trade the promises offered by Money for the promises offered by God. Giving is the antidote to greed and the deceitfulness of wealth. Greed, the inordinate desire to obtain wealth to keep for oneself, is idolatry. Giving has a way of freeing us from Money as master.
The author John Thorton knows money. As an accountant, he knows the value of money, saving for rainy day and investing. His quest for how Christ looks at money would be considered terrible financial advise from what he has learned from education and experience of the business world. However, Jesus advise on money reveals what we really need. In giving, we know Christ more, we are set free from money and we are better for it.
Thorton’s own quest on serving two masters. You can only serve one but how? He found in the scriptures that it is with purpose. Understanding Christ purpose will help on how we view money, giving and others. Where does money have you? Does it have you in fear, greed or grace. Just as we cannot love God and money, we cannot fear both as well. It is one or the other. This book helps us get there.
In a conversational tone, my attention was held. I did feel like I was not being manipulated but that I was being encouraged to a better way.
A Special Thank You to Moody Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.