Sunday, September 12, 2010

Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater(Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke)

Book Description

“Amie Streater…delivers a powerful message of common sense and biblical wisdom that today’s churchgoers desperately need.” - Dave Ramsey

Readers discover the seven "counterfeit convictions" that keep them broke and encounter proven plans for getting out of debt, building wealth, and finding financial peace.

Money habits. Where do they come from? Can you pinpoint when you started shopping to feel better, why you can’t usher grown children into financial independence, or why saving for the future is a priority in theory but not in practice?

Amie Streater, associate pastor of financial stewardship for the 10,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, has been there. From her own experience, she knows what it’s like to look at an impossible pile of bills and a pile of toddlers wrestling in the next room. In Your Money God's Way, empowered by her own incredible journey to financial freedom, she leads readers to the dream of mastering their finances. She also expertly uncovers seven “counterfeit convictions” Christians believe that hinder their personal finance success.

We all have our own struggles with money. This book, Your Money God's Way, gives us ways to break free of the negative way we use money.
Amie, which was working as a reporter, realized one day that she was living large, but in deep debt. She now has a different career, helping others get out of debt and use money the way God wants and expects us to. She gives us advice and ideas on ways we too can get out of debt and set goals for ourselves and our families.
Many people have been blessed by her ideas by applying them to their lives and have been rewarded with getting out the debt trap. Amie gives us Bible scriptures which will inspire us to get on track. Many times we have used scriptures as an excuse thinking that God will always bail us out without reading the whole scriptures. God wants us to be financially secure without debt and we don't have to have all the best of material items to be happy. Amie goes on to let us know that if we aren't happy with what we have, we won't be happy with even more. We need to be content with what we do have. This book is very enlightening and helps me to know that we all can live debt free if we work hard on it and be content with all that we have been blessed with. I highly recommend it. I rate this book 5 stars.
*I was not required to give a positive rating on this book, I did so on my own free will. I received this book through the Booksneeze free book program.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed The World by Andy Andrews

The Boy Who Changed The World is a great children’s book that we as adults can even learn from.
It lets us know that everything we do in life has an effect in some way or another. In this book, it starts out with a little boy Norman who lived on a farm and decided he wanted to make a difference and help save peoples lives, and he ended up saving 2 billion people. But as you keep reading you learn that without the help of a few others Norman wouldn’t have succeeded at his dream. This book lets us know that what we do today will affect the lives of others in the future. This book is very encouraging for children, as well as adults. Very influencing , I really enjoyed reading this and would suggest it for everyone of all ages to read.
I think we all could learn from it. I rate this book 5 stars.
* I received this book from the Booksneeze program, Thomas Nelson publishers, and was not required to give a positive review.