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  • Author: Arthur Simon is the founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 0-8010-6408-2
  • Copyright: Baker Book House
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  • Author: Sondra Ely Wheeler
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 080280733X
  • Copyright: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co

Wealth as Peril and Obligation is a study of the New Testament which helps bring clarity to an ethical dilemmas--the moral status of wealth and possessions in relation to Christian faith.

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  • Author: John L. Golv is Pastor for Worship and Stewardship at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lindstrom, MN and formerly Stewardship Specialist and Mission Director in the Northeastern Iowa Synod
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 0-8066-4406-0
  • Copyright: Augsburg-Fortress

"The key stewardship question is this: 'Why do we have what we have?'"

"Christian stewards receive, use, and offer God's gifts, according to the heart and mind of God."

In Our Stewardship: Managing Our Assets Golv provides encouragement and tools to help a congregation discover its gifts and how they can use those gifts well.

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  • Author: Eugene Grimm is a stewardship specialist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 0-687-14045-5
  • Copyright: Abingdon Press

Generous People gives detailed practical counsel with a focus on growing people spiritually.

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  • Author: Donald W. Joiner is an ordained clergyperson.  He serves as Operations Officer and Director of Fund Development at the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship
  • Updated: 12/18/2012
  • ISBN: 0-88177-318-2
  • Copyright: Discipleship Resources

Creating a Climate for Giving brings a vision for encouraging a giving climate.  Joiner explores the subsystems through which a church leads its members to give or not to give. He advocates moving from "fund-raising" to "funding ministry."