How Did God Wire Us to Handle Money?

Have you ever wondered how you, and someone close to you, can view the concepts of money and finances (spending, saving, sharing, etc.) in such vastly different ways? If so, you are not alone! In fact, to shed brilliant light on this eye-opening concept, pastor and author Tommy Brown has written a book entitled “The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money”. Published by Zondervan in the spring of 2017, this book can easily be compared to Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” series, only for finances instead of relationships.

“The Seven Money Types” is an easy-to-read and understandable volume that brings fascinating concepts to life. It explains how we all portray multiple characteristics of God, but usually one specific characteristic (or a combination of two or three) is dominant and easily apparent in each of our lives. According to ancient tradition, seven Bible characters from the Old Testament each reveal one of seven unique aspects, and represent to humanity what it means to be made in God’s image. Who are these characters? To quote from the book, “Abraham offers God’s hospitality. Isaac demonstrates God’s discipline. Jacob reflects God’s beauty. Joseph depicts God’s connection. Moses manifests God’s endurance. Aaron embodies God’s humility. David influences with God’s leadership.”

So how do we discover which character we relate to, which aspect of God we most strongly reveal, and consequently which money type we are? Well, Tommy Brown has created a quick little assessment to help us gain a pretty good idea. After reading the corresponding chapters of the book, however, it might become clear even without the assessment tool. Each chapter contains thought-provoking material, case studies, and much more to really help us gain a strong understanding of the concepts being presented. Overall, I definitely recommend “The Seven Money Types” to almost anyone, but especially those who desire to use out God-given gifts, as well as our finances, to glorify him to our utmost capabilities!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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