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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

  • Beyond Stewardship: A Church Guide to Generous Giving Campaigns - John Zehring and Kate Jagger, Judson Press, 2016 Beyond Stewardship: A Church Guide to Generous Giving Campaigns is a hands-on text filled with practical advice for an extensive annual stewardship program, including financial commitments to God’s work through the church. The book gives a two-pronged approach. First, it stresses a theological emphasis on abundance instead […]
  • The UNkingdom of God - By Mark Van Steenwyk, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2013 Mark is founder and pastor of Mennonite Worker, a small intentional community (commune) in a poorer neighborhood of Minneapolis. The second and fourth chapters of Acts portray the church after Pentecost as a community of radical simplicity and sharing. While not evident much in the rest […]
  • Kids, Money & Values: Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money - Patricia Schiff Estess and Irving Barocas, Betterway Books, 1994 It’s no surprise that Kids, Money & Values is still in print: it gives practical ideas and exercises for parents and other adults to use with children. Authors Estess and Barocas first present a developmental chart of usual interests, skills and abilities of children from preschool […]
  • Simple Rules for Money: John Wesley on Earning, Saving, & Giving - James A. Harnish, Abingdon Press, 2009 In Simple Rules for Money, James Harnish offers Methodist founder John Wesley’s guidelines for financial living, still strikingly appropriate for us today. “Wesley’s rules are not about fund-raising for the church,” he states. “They are about practicing the spiritual discipline of generosity so that we become generous people whose […]
  • be thrifty…not cheap: How to Live Better with Less - Edited by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree, Workman Publishing, New York, NY, 2010 Want a practical guide for living the simple life? Try reading be thrifty* (…not cheap!). The book’s subtitle summarizes the content beautifully: How to Live Better with Less. It even provides a little help by embedding a brand new penny in the […]