Crosslink Publishing Announces the Release of
Personal Finance Book “God, Your Money and You.”
Rapid City, South Dakota – Crosslink Publishing is proud to offer the newly published book by Bryce Bartruff, God Your Money and You hitting online bookstores everywhere on September 15, 2012. You may purchase it at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.
God, Your Money and You is a refreshing and informative “hands on” approach to personal finance and staying out of debt.
“If there's ever been a time when Christians could benefit from a clear understanding of their personal finances that time is now. With its sound, comprehensive explanation of proven principles, this book provides a refreshing look at how to gain control over finances, make wise lifestyle decisions, become debt free, communicate without conflict, and systematically invest so that employment (http://www.crosslink.org/
It is a contradiction that goes on generation after generation. The Bible talks about few subjects more than it does money, yet the church is relatively reticent and silent on the topic. The surrounding culture is talking about money all the time, yet with little of the practical wisdom that Scripture contains.
We seem to think that talking candidly about money is somehow unspiritual. Yet, it is the God we worship who has sovereignly decided to place us in a world where money, business, budget, commerce, and finances are an unavoidable dimension of everyone's life. So, God warns us of money's allure and its’ danger, but he doesn't stop there, he also takes the time, in his Word, to tell you how to guard your heart and how to practically steward your resources.
Yet, many, many Christians lack financial understanding and practical training on how to think about and steward their God-given resources. This sets them up for a life of unwise decisions, inter-personal stress and of long-term and debilitating debt. Not only do they give way to the constant temptations of a materialistic culture, they also are not able to participate freely in the work of God's kingdom, because they are too busy working to avoid the demise of debt. All of this is a spiritual crisis for the church of Jesus Christ that does not get the attention that it so desperately deserves.
So, it is wonderful to have a book that sits right in the center of a biblical worldview, that is unashamedly honest about all things financial and that offers you both concrete insight and steps to take that can alter your world of money forever. Bartruff does not leave any stones unturned and yet while being thorough and practical, he never forgets that all that we have belongs first and foremost to the Lord.
Like diet books, there are many fad money books out there. They offer novel insights and the hope of rapid change, but they seldom give you either. This book isn't one of them. It is rooted in the ancient wisdom of Scripture and bows its knee to the Creator, and because it does, it offers you help that has and will stand the test of time.
So, don't read this book. No, live with it. You will do well to labor patiently over each of its practical exercises. Open your heart and your bank account and let God use this book to change you and the way you think about and use money. And may you not only celebrate the freedom of living with money in God's wise way and be led to a deeper appreciation of his wisdom and his provision, but finally be led to better serve the one who is God's ultimate gift, his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries
Executive Director of Center for Pastoral Life and Care
“Control of personal finances is a widespread concern. Debt, struggling to make ends meet, charitable giving – these are very real challenges for most people. Bryce Bartruff is a wise and knowledgeable guide, and I heartily recommend this book for its biblical and practical help.”
Dr. Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College
“Bryce Bartruff has a strong track record of helping men and women gain control of their personal finances. I highly recommend this book.”
Ridge Burns, D. Min, Executive Director, InFaith
“In his book, Bryce Bartruff offers some simple but powerful advice on controlling personal finances. This is an excellent book that can easily be used in financial counseling.”
Ronald W. Ferner
Dean, School of Business and Leadership
“This is good stuff! The principles Bryce teaches are biblical, practical, and they work! Many people who found themselves in financial difficulty found a way out and now handle their finances in wise and productive ways. This material is much needed and if applied can help people to reverse their financial bondage and grow spiritually.”
Former pastoral assistant at Tenth Presbyterian Church,
I am totally impressed with this book, it is a 'must read' for financially challenged people. Sometimes it takes a global financial crisis to alert us to the sheer irresponsibility or plain inability many of us display in relation to our personal finances. Most of us need help from time to time to properly steward the resources God gives us. Bryce Bartruff has served the church well and done us all a favor in pointing us to the biblical principles and common grace wisdom which can help us to be fiscally fit!
Dr. Liam W. Goligher
Senior Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church
“Bryce has done careful study with writing this book. He logically moves us through the basics of budgeting and prioritizing to the place of victorious giving. This book is more than an aid to personal finances. It is a biblically based adventure in living by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, trusting Him to supply all our needs. It is a plan for faithful giving. I highly recommend this book for private reading as well as a textbook on finances.”
Lawrence Wilkes, Ph.D. Interim Senior Pastor, Crystal Cathedral President, California Graduate School of Theology Garden Grove, California
“A helpful guide for the young couple starting off life together - to help them "begin and keep" their finances in order. Scriptural references were well chosen and interpreted soundly. It is a solid book on finances.”
Director of Church Relations
WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY
Dr. Bartruff has taught on personal finance for over 20 years. He currently travels throughout the country conducting his five-hour seminar called Fiscal Fitness to individuals in all economic levels. For 14 years he was involved in business, managing projects with annual budgets as high as 30 million dollars, has spoken at numerous global business conferences and served as adjunct faculty for a research institute. He is the Senior Director/COO for InFaith (established in 1817). An accomplished writer, Bryce has written a monthly column on personal finance for a professional publication, authored four books and over 50 self-study courses.