Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire for more. And we found ourselves spending tomorrowas money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bibleas wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money. aWe Americans love our stuff. Weare living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and itas finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure ... even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and thatas exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough.a Dave Ramsey, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host aOnce again, Adam Hamilton is leading the church; aEnough is enougha was once a Wesleyan watchword. Adam breathes new life into the Wesleyan commitment to simplicity. Amid a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption Adam calls us to a biblically based, evangelical joy of having the faith to say aenough is enough.aa Bishop Will Willimon United Methodist Church, Birmingham Area aI pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, biblical and theological depth, courage to speak the truth, and down-to-earth practicality. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this bookaand the economic crisis it addressesaas a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.a Brian McLaren, Author/Networker (brianmclaren.net)Make it your goal to eliminate consumer debt. Use a timeline of months, years. Stop using credit cards; ifyou must use credit, use only one card. Pay off ... Consider and compare certified credit counselor agencies (www.usdoj.gov/ust, www.aiccca.org, ... Ifyou apply for a debt consolidation loan (second mortgage), make sure your new monthly payment is much lower and that you can make such payments.
|Title||:||Enough, Revised and Updated|
|Publisher||:||Abingdon Press - 2012-02-01|