When we reconsider our positions and consider ourselves rich, the scriptures make perfect sense. Jesus warns that our treasure is where our heart lies. How many Christians want God to do amazing things in their lives and yet never sow anything into the Kingdom of God? Paul warns Timothy about riches and how having money and possessions can cause individuals to build their lives around them and find their hope in them. Is that not what American culture and society is doing today?
Stanley challenges the reader to think outside the proverbial American Dream box and recognize his/her worth in comparison with the rest of the world. He calls for Christians to prioritize their giving and spending and to confirm their hope in Christ and not the things of this world. The book was so good, I am very eager to begin working on several ideas in the book to create a sermon series on giving. I know those are typically not popular, but considering Jesus spoke more about money than faith and miracles, maybe it's time the church learned the value of budgets, financial planning, true giving, volunteering, and generosity. If you can get a copy of this book, get it. You won't regret it!