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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

  • The Shepherd’s Guide through the Valley of Debt and Financial Change - By Flora Williams This volume, which does seem as long and big as its title, is a reference book. It deals with almost any financial question that a pastor or other counselor might meet in dealing with a parishioner or client. The author—a retired Purdue University professor, counselor, and Church of the Brethren pastor—has observed […]
  • A Theology for Christian Stewardship - A. Kantonen, Muhlenberg Press, 1956 I took some time to revisit an old friend recently. A Theology for Christian Stewardship by T. A. Kantonen was part of the bibliography for my doctoral research in the late 1980s. Published in 1956, it is a classic. As I re-read the book, I was struck that all the […]
  • Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church - Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard Zondervan, 2012 Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church is a treasure chest of congregational practices related to giving that really work. Written by Chris Willard and Jim Sheppard, it offers high-impact examples from top churches in The Leadership Network, arising out of their Generous Church Leadership […]
  • What Do I Own and What Owns Me? A Spirituality of Stewardship - By Daniel Conway, Twenty-Third Publications, 2008, Third Printing Stewardship is a source of deepening spirituality and grace, says Daniel Conway, when it helps us develop a lifestyle of growth in gratitude, generosity, sharing, and responsibility. In What Do I Own and What Owns Me?, Conway sets stewardship within the context of discipleship. He prompts readers […]
  • Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving - By Stephen Post, PhD, and Jill Neimark, Broadway Books, 2007 “Giving is good medicine,” say Stephen Post and Jill Neimark, authors of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving. It is an exciting book that reveals research results of physical, mental […]