Reach your financial goals and reduce the stress in your life with this book of biblical principles by the New York Times bestselling author of The Blessed Life.
Who doesn't want to eliminate financial stress? Who doesn't want to get out of debt, reach their financial goals, experience the joy that God intends for us, and be free to bless others with their resources?
In The Blessed Life, Pastor Robert Morris teaches that generosity is a key component to being in God's favor. Now, in BEYOND BLESSED, he shares the importance of being a good steward, not only with your finances, but with every part of your life. Pastor Morris will motivate you to become a better manager of your money, and provide practical lessons on taking your finances to the next level. Through Biblical principles, personal stories, and incredible testimonies, you will learn how to be a good steward, and that when you properly manage your finances, blessings will pour into all areas of your life. Here is a guide to increasing and going further with what God has given you, and living beyond blessed.
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About the Author
Robert Morris is the founding lead senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 39,000 active members. His television program is aired in over 190 countries, and his radio feature, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs on radio stations across America. He serves as chancellor of The King's University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Truly Free, Frequency, and Beyond Blessed. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 38 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dave Ramsey ix
Start Here! 1
Chapter 1 Maximum Impact, Minimum Stress 13
Chapter 2 More Than a Budget 28
Chapter 3 Your Perspective of Provision 44
Chapter 4 The CFO of "You, Inc." 65
Chapter 5 First Things First 82
Chapter 6 Humbly Grateful, Not Grumbly Hateful 99
Chapter 7 Happy Heart, Happy Home 115
Chapter 8 There Is Enough 128
Chapter 9 Great Gain 144
Chapter 10 The Witness Stand 160
Chapter 11 Aim Before You Shoot 173
Chapter 12 Hearses Don't Pull U-Hauls 189
Chapter 13 Hello, Mr. Budget 201
Chapter 14 To Debt, or Not to Debt 222
Chapter 15 Blessed to Be a Blessing 241
About the Author 260
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good read and God-centered.
Beyond Blessed: God's Perfect Plan to Overcome All Financial Stress by Robert Morris is a powerful finance book that can both educate and assist readers in making positive and long-lasting changes in the way they manage their resources. This is a book that does a great job of removing the guesswork and the stress from financial management, if readers are willing to make the necessary changes and investments. There is no doubt that this book will be very helpful to those beginning their journey into proper financial management, but it also shares valuable principles that can aid those who have been on their journey for some time. The best and most impactful thing about this book to me is its emphasis on proper stewardship. Stewardship is a concept that many people are unaware of or do not truly understand. Robert does a fantastic job of explaining what stewardship is from a biblical perspective, why it is important and what is required of us if we desire to be good stewards of the resources we have been entrusted with. There is a lot to glean and apply from this book. If readers are ready to develop into proper stewards and manage their resources in a way that is honoring to the Most High and will produce benefits in their lives, this is a book they should definitely read. I received this book free from the publisher through their book review bloggers program and I was not required to write a positive review.
God's ways of stewardship and how to live a beyond blessed life!
“Please get this: God blesses, helps, and rewards your heartfelt efforts to be a better steward,” Robert Morris writes in his book, Beyond Blessed: God’s Perfect Plan for No Financial Stress. ~ What ~ At two-hundred-and-seventy-two pages, this paperback targets those seeking to be financially free to bless others with their resources. Using mainly the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, also referenced are the KJV, NLT, NASB, and NIV. After a foreword by Dave Ramsey and introduction, fifteen chapters discuss the topic, ending with acknowledgments, notes, and the author’s biography. By explaining the principles, precepts, and patterns of stewardship, the author promotes becoming debt free so that we can give to God and others. By giving to God first and not falling victim to Mammon’s lies, we can become cheerful, extravagant, and faithful givers. ~Why ~ As an older couple who have been debt-free for over a decade, we support the writer’s belief of steward ownership and that we are already one of God’s “banks” to use at His disposal. I agree with being generous toward others, save and spend wisely, and the love of money and covetousness can overtake our core beliefs. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not have a personal relationship with God may not comprehend the idea that the Almighty is Lord over all, including our finances. Some readers may not like the personal stories of the writer and his family or the often-mentioned prior written book (which I have not read). There are those who may not agree with the stewardship concept of “if you give, you will get more from God” as it appears as a prosperity gospel. ~ Wish ~ I waffled back and forth on this book as I do agree that good stewardship correlates to being out of debt and generous to others but felt uncertain in how it came across in the chapters that you will be more blessed the more you give. There are no charts, budget sheets, or tip lists, so the book may not be a helpful tool for beginners on how exactly get rid of debt. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a sequel to the author’s prior book, this is a nice follow up to tithe/firstfruits, being thankful, budgeting, and giving, but I found it lacking in step-by-step directions and may be interpreted as another prosperity gospel approach. Thanks to FaithWords for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
Several years ago my husband and I went through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. We worked on our budget and paid off a lot of debt and it felt good. Then we made several moves for my husband's job and things got a little crazy. We didn't take on more debt again, but we did slack off on budgeting with repairs on our new house and other needs that we had neglected during that time. Then this past year, we just realized we were just staying sloppy in our budgeting and giving. It is time to get back on track. Beyond Blessed by Robert Morris came to me at just the time I needed it. This past week, I have been reading this book with my husband and discussing how we can get ourselves back on track again. I feel hopeful already! Morris, who is the founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Texas, originally wrote a book called The Blessed Life, which I read several years ago not long after it came out. I read it about the same time we started the Financial Peace University class with Dave Ramsey books. Dave Ramsey writes the forward to Beyond Blessed. I especially love that this book is like a gathering of two of my favorite financial advisors in one place. It has been encouraging--and gently convicting. Beyond Blessed goes beyond budgeting and financial provision information to give a lot of encouraging stories and information on how we are actually God's stewards of all that He entrusts us with--our finances, our household and our children. Beyond Blessed was such a good reminder to me to take care of those things God has blessed us with, to budget better again so we can better take care of ourselves and, more importantly, so we can bless those God has put in our path to bless. Morris shares many wonderful stories of giving and blessing others and how much joy it has brought him and many others. We have had some opportunity to do that on occasion, and we want to do more of it, so that alone is a great motivator to do better with what God has give us. Honestly, I would encourage everyone who wants to follow God and to use the resources He gives you the best way you possibly can to further His kingdom to read Beyond Blessed. This book is easy to read and follow. Morris gives a lot of personal examples. He shares some parts in a lighthearted manner which makes the hard things more bearable, and throughout all of the book he shares in a spirit of love and encouragement. He shares convicting truths from God's word, but he encourages you to get beyond the mistakes and hard stuff and get to the better part of living for God the way that you know God wants you to. As I mentioned, add to that some budgeting helps and advice from Dave Ramsey, and I highly recommend Beyond Blessed. Also, it would be a great book to do in your small group--with the companion study guide that is coming out soon. I received this book from FaithWords. I was not required to write a positive review. #sponsoredbyfaithwords