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Resources with a focus on the Bible and/or extensive scripture references.


Resources designed for children or with a focus on children


Resources designed for congregations or with a focus on congregations

Creation Care:

Resources with a focus on topic like caring for the environment and/or our stewardship of creation as a whole.


Resources with a focus on giving.


Resources that approach topics like stewardship and giving from as a whole, thematic perspective rather than focused on specific details.


Resources with a focus on investing.


Resources with a focus on leaders or created for use by leaders

Money Management:

Resources with a focus on topics like how to manage your money and accounting.

Simple Living:

Resources about topics like budgeting and dealing with possessions


Resources with a focus on stewardship


Resources that are a workbook or contain a study guide, questions or exercises accompanying sections.

All Resource Reviews

  • A Woman’s Book of Money and Spiritual Vision—Putting Your Financial Values into Spiritual Perspective - by Rosemary Williams with Joanne Kabak (Philadelphia: Innisfree Press, Inc., 2001) ISBN: 1-880913-44-5, 224 pp., $15.95US/23.00 CDN Review by Barbara DeGrote-Sorensen, shared stewardship staff for the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We can always use more help when it comes to aligning our actions with what is important to us. […]
  • Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens - Edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter (Nashville: Upper Room, 2003), ISBN: 0-835809-75-7, 304 pp., paper, $16.00US/23.25CDN Review by Jane Schuyler, congregational support specialist for the Reformed Church in America. The magic number is eighteen. Eighteen adolescents and eighteen adults collaborated to identify eighteen Christian practices that are of particular interest to teens. […]
  • Money Talks: 10 Bible-Based Sessions on Making, Saving, and Spending Money - By Todd Temple (Grand Rapids: Zondervan and Youth Specialties, 2003), ISBN: 0-310245-48-6, 144 pp., $19.99US/29.00CDN Review by Jane Schuyler, congregational support specialist for the Reformed Church in America Senior-high-school youth leaders, church school teachers, and small group leaders will want to examine this ten-session practical, common sense, biblical approach to personal finance planning. Topics include […]
  • The Steward Living in Covenant: a New Perspective on Old Testament Stories - by Ronald E. Vallet ( Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001). This is a delightful book. It takes us to our theological foundations, to the stories of our heritage, and flings us forward with a challenge to make something meaningful from the past that shaped us. Ron Vallet weaves study with story […]
  • A Step at a Time: Growing Givers through Stewardship Letters - by Glenn L. Borreson (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing Company, Inc., 2001), ISBN: 0-7880-1847-7, 55 pp., $10.95US/$16CDN. Review by Michael Meier, director for leadership development with the Stewardship Team of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s Division for Congregational Ministries and Giving’s resource review editor Glenn Borreson has written a short, practical guide for a stewardship […]

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