Books I Recommend: Money

Is there anything for which we have more of a love/hate relationship than money? Here are a few books I recommend on the subject of money and finances.

  • Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn. If you are looking for a small, accessible book on money, you won’t do a whole lot better than this. While it is far from exhaustive, it does cover the basics of a biblical understanding of money.
  • The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. Alcorn’s “treasure principle” is this: You can’t take it with you—but you can send it on ahead. “If we give instead of keep, if we invest in the eternal instead of in the temporal, we store up treasures in heaven that will never stop paying dividends. Whatever we store up on earth will be left behind when we leave. Whatever treasures we store up in heaven will be waiting for us when we arrive.”
  • Money, Greed, and God by Jay Richards. Richards structures this book around eight myths, eight common misunderstandings about the very nature of capitalism. He addresses each, and shows why capitalism, even if not the best possible form of economics, is at least the best we’ve come up with so far.
  • Family Money Matters by John Temple. The strength of this book is in teaching your children how to faithfully steward their money.