I was excited to get this book in the mail last month and due to crazy moving and oddball schedule - it took me awhile to finish it...and then...even longer to get back here and post a review! Sorry guys!!
Your Money God's Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke by Amie Streater
I was very impressed with the authors honesty throughout this book. She took the bull by the horns and laid things out on the table for you to identify what your spending habits are - and where they originate from. I love her term "counterfeit convictions" and find that I can use that in so many other areas of my life - not just when it comes to money.
Piece by piece she lays out 7 areas that we as Christians have the biggest struggle with "counterfeit convictions" when it comes to our spending habits. She discusses at length people who are in debt because they live beyond their means, those who are in debt because they enable friends and loved ones and one of the more brutal and sad reasons - people who get roped into giving to "religious" orginizations because they are told they will be blessed financially if they do - even if giving is beyond what they can truly afford.
Toward the end of the book, once you have hopefully figured out which of the 7 myths causes you personally the biggest problem/problems - she also lays out realistic budget goals on various levels. Taking into account that so many of us in debt are so far gone that just paying our mortgages and putting food on the table takes every dime we receive. She gives options and ideas of how to cut back - how to track spending and how to ultimately reach a goal of being able to save 10% and give back 10%. Yet with understanding that not all of us can or will be able to do that within a month, year or even 5 years.
I was very impressed with her forthright way of writing and how she was very blunt in her "teachings" regarding money and what she felt was the cause behind so much of the debt we have as Christians. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with debt or just wanting to see a better budget plan once they get back out from under huge debt.
All thoughts and opinions are mine. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I did however receive the book Your Money God's Way to keep as my own in exchange for my review.