Just Money the vision of shalom
Author(s): Wayne Kirkland
Synopsis: Money. Such a little word . . . with such explosive power. For love of money reputations have been ruined, marriages have been destroyed, lifelong friendships have been torn apart, whole nations have bled. For lack of money kingdoms have crumbled, corporations have foundered, lives have faded, dreams have died. But what about us ordinary folk? Most of us spend more time thinking about money (worrying, planning, earning, spending, counting, hoping, envying) than about almost any other subject. So what's money got to do with following Jesus? A great deal, actually. Money is no side issue in the Bible. It's talked about extensively. Just Money offers both insights and suggestions as to how we can live a life of faith in a culture in love with the dollar. Be prepared for some surprises.
"Kirkland calls us to a realistic appraisal of how to live out our commitments to Christ while dealing realistically with the material demands made upon us, so far as personal and family requisites demand. This book is not only filled with good biblical insights as to how to deal with money matters, but it raises a host of questions, which Kirkland calls Christians to reflect on and resolve as they seek to, in the words of Kierkegaard, 'work out their salvation with fear and trembling.'" -- From the Foreword by Tony Campolo, Eastern University "Small business owner Wayne Kirkland runs a successful business, yet takes the Bible's critique of money and wealth seriously. Instead of giving an answer to the tensions, he actually tries out biblical ideas like service, generosity, simplicity, and hospitality. In Just Money he shows you how to live authentically by God's word, yet still be effective in today's economy." --William Messenger, Executive Editor of Theology of Work Project
Wayne Kirkland is married to Jill and they live in Wellington, New Zealand. Wayne is a freelance writer and has previously been a youth worker and used car dealer. He is author or coauthor of several books, including Light from a Dark Star, Where's God on Monday?, Soul Purpose, and Just Decisions.
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