In the wake of a sobering global recession, many Christians realize they need to rethink their approach to money. Here respected New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III explores what the Bible does--and "doesn't"--say about money. He clearly and concisely examines what Jesus and his earliest followers taught about wealth and poverty, money and debt, and tithing and sacrificial giving to help readers understand the proper role of money in modern Christian life. Along the way, he critiques the faith promise and health-and-wealth approaches to these issues, showing what good stewardship of God's possessions truly looks like. Everyone concerned about making sense of money in a world of economic uncertainty will value this book.
"This book is like a theological cagematch--Jesus and Mammon go head to head. Witherington offers a smart, witty, bold corrective to the prosperity gospel. Rooted in Scripture and church history, "Jesus and Money "will help us all navigate the narrow way to life, regardless of whether Wall Street flounders or flourishes. After all, as Ben reminds us, God's dream looks pretty different from Wall Street's dream."--Shane Claiborne, author, activist, recovering sinner, www.thesimpleway.org
"Urgently needed. Solidly biblical. Readable, clear, and provocative. American Christians desperately need to read and heed this book."--Ronald J. Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action; author, "Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger"show more