Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater
Amie Streater, a journalist turn financial counselor, shares her journey to financial peace and lessons learned from individuals while serving as associate pastor. The recommendation from Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, emblazoned across the cover and the goal to reveal “7 myths that keep Christians broke” drew me in immediately. Unfortunately, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Streater quickly replaces the word, myth, for “counterfeit convictions” (and I believe she covers more than 7 – consider it a bonus) as she talks the reader through her experiences with several “broke Christians”. She also occasionally adds in Bible verses to emphasize her point. Overall, the book is very disjointed, switching from 1st person to 2nd and 3rd person perspective and never really creating a theme for each chapter thereby making it difficult to follow at times. The saving grace in the book was the review questions at the end of each chapter giving the reader something to mentally process and grapple with.
My biggest disappointment with the book is that it is directed to a very small group of people, Christians in America who have fallen for the “prosperity gospel”. She is wisely harsh on these folks. If this isn’t you (and it wasn’t me), you’ll find better Christian finance books.
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