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Biblical:

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

Children:

Resources designed for children or with a focus on children

Congregations:

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.

Giving:

Resources with a focus on giving.

Holistic:

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

Investing:

Resources with a focus on investing.

Leadership:

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

Stewardship:

Resources with a focus on stewardship

Workbook:

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

All Resource Reviews

  • Afire with God: Spirit-Ed Stewardship for a New Century - by Betsy Schwarzentraub (Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 2000), ISBN: 0-88177-273-9, 96 pp., $13.95US/$20CDN. 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 Betsy Schwarzentraub gives us a short, eminently readable book that is a good theological […]
  • Growing Up Generous: Engaging Youth in Giving and Serving - by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Elanah Dalyah Naftali, and Laura Musegades (The Alban Institute, 2000), ISBN: 1-56699-238-9, 197 pp., $17.95US/$26CDN. 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 This positive and encouraging study examines giving and […]
  • How Much Is Enough? Harness the Power of Your Money Story and Change Your Life - by Pamela York Klainer, (New York City: Basic Books, 2001), ISBN: 0-465-03748-8, 336 pp., $26US/$37.70CDN. 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 Pamela Klainer has written an outstanding book. It is a money book […]
  • The Mystery of Capital - by Hernando de Soto, (New York City: Basic Books, 2000) ISBN: 0-465-01614-6, 276 pp., $27.50US/$40CDN. Review by Lita Brusick Johnson, director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, World Hunger Appeal. If you want to learn about the unseen, taken-for-granted systems that give you an advantage in the global economic game, read Hernando de Soto’s The […]
  • Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry - by Thomas H. Jeavons and Rebekah Burch Basinger. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000), ISBN: 0-7879-4829-2, 211 pp., $22.95US, hardcover. Review by Michael Meier, director for leadership development, Stewardship Team, Division for Congregational Ministries, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There are those who insist on a wall of separation between “stewardship” and “fundraising.” […]

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