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Childrens Book  Childrens Book
  • Author: Heather Forrest
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • Copyright: August House Pub
    ISBN: 0874836026

Sharing with all our neighbors, recommended by:
Noreen Stevens of the Eastern Minnesota ELCA Resource Center
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages

Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Loyal E.Golv was a parish pastor for 28 years, after which he served 10 years as a churchwide stewardship leader. Now retired, it has been his dream to develop this resource.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 13:978-1-93394-09-9
  • Copyright: Loyal E. Golv, All rights Reserved
    Kirk House Publishers
    PO Box 390759
    Minneapolis, MN 55439

This book is a guide to biblical stewardship and, more particularly, to Jesus' teachings. Jesus used money in a variety of ways to make the Gospel known.

Golv begins with the beginning of Matthew and carefully sifts through the texts finding the various ways in which a reference is made to money. Texts not found in Matthew but in Luke and John are added.

The author reflects on these texts incorporating insights from biblical studies, raising questions and discovering new insights. The result is 27 chapters of engaging insights for Bible studies, discussion groups and sermon development.

Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. He has published and edited nine books and numerous articles.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: ISBN-10: 0-310-26574
  • Copyright: Zondervan

"This is a book about worshiping the true God and letting the true God act in us.  It tells us as plainly as possible that the true God is a God who cannot stop giving and forgiving, and that our knowledge of this true God is utterly bound up with our willingness to receive from the hand of  God the liberty to give and forgive."

Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Julie Salamon is a culture writer for The New York Times.
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 0-7611-2809-3
  • Copyright: Copyright 2003 by Julie Salamon
    Workman Publishings, New York.

Why are people good?  Why is it necessary to give?  

The book is structured by a generosity hierarchy developed by a 12th century scholar, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon.  The author interviews people and reflects on the insights shared by Maimonides.

Book Review  Book Review
  • Author: Mark Allan Powell is a Bible scholar and theologian recognized for work in spiritual formation and congregational ministries and a professor of New Testament
  • Updated: 12/19/2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-8028-2926-9
  • Copyright: Eerdmans Publishing Company

The purpose of this book is "to offer a biblical vision for financial stewardship." The basic vision is "to find life - the life God wants us to have, in confidence that this will be the best life we could possibly have.

Part One: Belonging to God
Stewardship is a way of life. It is about "turning total control of our lives over to God."

Part Two: Our Duty and Delight
In this part, Powell lays out a program for "living and giving that most Christians will be able to embrace as both a duty and a delight."


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