Giving Together: a Stewardship Guide for Families

Giving Together: a Stewardship Guide for Families

Families, Giving, Resource Review
by Carol A. Wehrheim (Westminster John Knox Press, 2004), ISBN 0-664-22689-2, 112 pp. Review by David F. Johnson, director of stewardship education for the Presbyterian Church (USA). Carol Wehrheim is foremost an educator—a good educator. The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators chose her as the 2001 Educator of the Year. Her book is a needed resource for the promotion and encouragement of the practice of stewardship. Two strengths of this book make it an important resource. The first is that it approaches stewardship as a family affair. It is well known that the family has great influence on a person from childhood to adulthood. The lessons that we learn about sharing, accountability, and generosity as we grow up are most importantly shaped by our families. Other social institutions, such as…
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