Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn is a resource guide designed to help manage your money based on biblical values. His thesis is that “we will never manage God’s money well unless we truly believe that it is God’s money.” From beginning to end, the message is give, give and give.
The book is divided into 23 chapters…and a very small book. In fact, the book is so small I kept bending the pages to read the words printed in the seams. I found the book size quite frustrating and would recommend the Kindle version instead. The question and answer format is a good feature and includes questions such as:
- Are we to blame for people’s poverty?
- What does the bible say about debt?
- How can we help children become generous givers?
Many of the questions are centered on tithing and giving to the church, such as:
- How does grace giving differ from tithing?
- Isn’t tithing legalism?
- What is sacrificial giving?
Overall I found the book disappointing. I’ve completed Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey and so my level of knowledge is above the scope of this book. Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn is written from a pastor’s perspective while Dave Ramsey teaches from a financial perspective. The difference is quite noticeable. For a sermon on money read Managing God’s Money and for an instruction manual on managing money read Financial Peace.
My Amazon Rating 2/5
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