Faithful Finances 101 by Gary Moore
From the Poverty of Fear and Greed to the Riches of Spiritual Investing

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Now in paperback, this challenging and provocative book strips the veneer from the financial advice of some popular evangelical media celebrities and advocates a reintegrating of faith and finances.

Faithful Finances 101 is a first-person narrative by outspoken advocate of faith-based investing. A senior vice president of investments at Paine Webber before founding his own investment firm as "counsel to ethical and spiritual investors," Gary Moore warns that much of the economic advice emanating from some popular and influential evangelical authors and speakers is based on scare tactics and distortions of what the Bible has to say about finances. He draws on fifty years of studying the Bible, politics, and economics, and presents insights for those who want to be faithful in their finances—to use 100 percent of the time, talent, and treasure with which they have been entrusted for the glory of God as well as for the benefit of others and themselves, and not just give 10 percent of their incomes to the church.

"Many financial gurus are ignorant of spiritual matters. Many spiritual leaders are ignorant of financial matters. In a rare blend, Gary Moore brings together proven financial expertise with mature spiritual insights. This book is a must read for those who care about managing their finances faithfully." —David W. Miller, PhD, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School

"The book is hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and intellectually challenging, offering a Christian view of macroeconomics rather than a mere how-to guide for personal finance." —Publishers Weekly

 

About Gary Moore

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Moore is founder of Gary Moore & Co. Sir John M. Templeton founded the John Templeton Foundation in 1987, which supports more than sixty programs in the fields of science and religion, spirituality and health, and moral education. He is the author and editor of numerous books that encourage humility, optimism, scientific research of spiritual principles, and the study of world religions.
 
Published July 1, 2003 by Templeton Press. 208 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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And he doesn't just speak in generalities, but names names: Christians should not be motivated by greed (as seen in The Prayer of Jabez), or fear (the brace-for-disaster stance of Larry Burkett or the Left Behind series), but by a desire for the abundant life Christ promised.

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