I’ve conducted hundreds of radio interviews with authors on a variety of subjects. When it comes to understanding the biblical view of stewardship and generosity, here are some resources I recommend.
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Dave’s practical advice helped me get a handle on my finances at the right time early in our marriage. If you want to know what getting out of debt and getting control of your money are all about, this is the book for you.
- The Blessed Life by Robert Morris. Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway Church near me in Southlake, Texas, is a man whose heart beats toward generosity. In The Blessed Life, he tells his own story about how God taught to hold things loosely and why that’s so important to his life now.
- The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. Jesus told us to store up treasures in heaven rather than on earth (Matthew 6:19-21). Why? Because earthly things don’t last. In this classic book, Alcorn reminds us that earthly possessions aren’t bad, but God gives them to us so we can expand His kingdom work on earth.
- Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Genuine, biblical stewardship involves every area of our lives—including how we do business. Rabbi Lapin does a great job digging into Jewish traditions and explaining how those principles ethically lead to success in the for-profit, working world of the 21st century.
- The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey. Many people in our culture mistakenly equate success with greed and excess. But Ramsey offers a biblical view of wealth and all the things that go with it—including our responsibility to be generous now and to build a solid family legacy that lasts long after we’re gone.
- The Steward Leader by Scott Rodin. One of my lifetime mentors, Scott Rodin offers a new paradigm in leadership- a transformational approach called “Steward leadership.” He brings a holistic view of biblical stewardship with the best in leadership studies.
- NIV Stewardship Study Bible. This has been a priceless tool to open up my understanding on the broad view of the biblical term “stewardship.” The Bible emphasizes stewardship responsibilities in how we handle money, relationships, creation care, ministry with the poor among other areas. A real treasure!
- A Christian View of Money by Mark Vincent. Looking for a simple, practical over view on the subject? Here it is! Mark has written extensively through excellent blog posts on biblical stewardship as well.
- Experience God as Your Provider by Brian Kluth. Brian is a mentor as well and discusses how to step out in faith, recognizing that God will bless you so you can be a blessing to others.
- A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henry J. M. Nouwen. This may be the most clear, concise resource on the subject of the spiritual theology of fundraising. I have given this as a first resource to those I train in biblical principles of fundraising.This list isn’t exhaustive. But these are ten of the key books which have shaped my thinking on the subject over the last 30 years.