John Cortines and Gregory Baumer met when they were both Master of Business Administration (MBA) candidates at Harvard. While they were in a men's Bible study together, they decided to stop asking how much they should give, and instead started asking how much they should keep. With their high level education and rising careers, they were practically guaranteed comfort and security for the rest of their lives. When their plans for saving and spending clashed with God's purposes for extravagant generosity, they were each compelled to make life-changing decisions that challenged the values held by mainstream America and many Christian commentators. Cortines and Baumer go beyond showing you how to radically give. They explain how to do so responsibly.
Discover the practical tools to:
- Easily set budgets for spending
- Wisely steward your money
- Prepare and save for your future home ownership, retirement, higher education, etc.
- Know what the Bible says about money, tithing, and faith
- Discern when to give and when not to give
Explore lessons from the Bible, modern day case studies, and practical ways to apply biblical principles no matter the situation you're in. God and Money offers an amazing look into what the Bible says about:
- Tithing and Christian giving
- Wealth and stewardship
- Faith and generosity
- Love of money
- And so much more!
The Bible shows us that managing money is critical to our relationship to God through parables of the Rich Young Ruler to the Widow's Mite. God and Money touches on these parables and more in order to teach you to save, spend, and steward your money in a biblical way by planting God's purposes at the heart of your practices.
Part I: Foundations
- Wealth and Giving in the Bible
- Seven Core Principles for Biblical Wealth and Giving
- Motivations for Giving
- Trends and Movements in Generosity
Part II: Frameworks
- The Three S Framework: Spender, Saver, or Servant?
- Spending—Investing in the Present
- Saving—Investing in the Future
- Serving—Investing in Eternity Through Giving
Part III: Forward
- Stewardship in Community
- Our Conclusions