I believe there is a tremendous amount of potential good that can be done by Christians who intentionally embrace a simple life so they can participate in generous giving.
Over two years ago I sat down to attempt to write a book that would teach Christians about the value of a simple life and how to live a simple and generous life.
That book, Transforming Your Financial Diet: 7 Steps to Simple Living and Generous Giving, is now complete.
Here are some quick snippets of feedback from those who reviewed the book:
- It is that rare financial book that will change your life…for the better. Joe Plemon, PersonalFinanceByTheBook.com
- Absolutely achievable and his words will inspire you – Tim Fraticelli, FaithAndFinance.org
- Challenge and compel you to rethink your entire concept of money – John Frainee, TheChristianDollar.com
- This book is truly helping us to use our money for the glory of God in new and challenging ways – Ben Berry, from Mito, Japan
Below is an excerpt of the book to show you the call that is being offered to readers of Transforming Your Financial Diet: 7 Steps to Simple Living and Generous Giving.
Do you have a sense that God is calling you to something very important? With each dollar you earn, do you feel a tremendous responsibility? Do you believe that your finances have become so bland and wonder if your checkbook even reflects any sort of a commitment to Christ? If so, you recognize the blessing and the burden of prosperity. You cannot experience one without experiencing the other.
Right now I’m seeking like minded Christians who want to adjust how they manage their money. So, I guess in many ways, I’m doing more than writing a book. I’m recruiting. There’s a lot of that going around right now. Colleges are recruiting students. The army is recruiting soldiers. Companies are recruiting employees and customers. What I’m recruiting is like-minded individuals who want to change the world for the Glory of God. I’m seeking people who aren’t afraid to take a long hard look at their finances and ask – have I really given up control of my wallet to Christ?
The greatest tragedy is this: the resources for change are available. The tool box is sitting just a few inches away, but … too much of our resources are being invested in things of temporary value. The tragedy is that our hearts have not seen the positive potential that our wallets possess in making a true difference in the Kingdom of God.
Read this book in order to challenge yourself. When you draw your last breath, don’t you want to feel like you used the time, money, wisdom, knowledge, and the resources you have – all of it – for the glory of God?
Perhaps you’re already living this life and answering this call. Thank you for your positive example. May God raise up more men and women of faith like you.
If you are ready to do more with your money, commit the following scripture to memory:
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. (Galatians 5:13)
My prayer is that you will embrace the idea of using your financial freedom to serve others.
Transforming Your Financial Diet will be available as of Monday, Feb 28th, 2011.
The eBook will only be available for 10 days (until Wednesday, March 9th). Actually, during this first release, only 50 copies of the eBook will be available. As such, the sale might not even last until the 9th of March.
Why only release the book for a 10 day period? Individuals will have a choice between different product upgrades and some versions require my time to help follow up with those who are trying to apply the eBook to their own life. I want to honor my commitment to have time to work with those who purchase the platinum edition.
I’ll make a public announcement on the blog when the book is available.