Could have been very good...,
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This review is from: Managing God's Money: A Biblical Guide (Kindle Edition)
This is the first book I have read by Randy Alcorn. In general an interesting read, with weaknesses in some areas.
He does a good job in explain what the Bible teaches about wealth / money across the two testaments, particular what Jesus taught.
Although he does not draw sharp distinctions between Christian and non-Christian attitudes. The book also does well in explaining not only how Christian attitudes differ from non-Christian attitudes in terms of dealing with money, but he also does well in explain how the cross should alter our attitudes beyond what was expected of Israel in the OT.
At the practical level, Randy explains well the key questions : how can I manage money in a way that honours God; how do I prioritise between different spending priorities; and what are some practical tips for being an effective manager of God's finances. I particularly enjoyed his discussion on debt and savings.
However, the book has some weak areas where he could have explained issues more clearly e.g. gambling and tithing. He appears to skid over key areas of debate. The book also gets side tracked by dedicating unnecessary chapter on heaven, and over focusing on "giving". Clearly a critical area, but it made for a quite unbalanced read.