God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel

God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel

by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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While “health and wealth” proponents urge Christians to claim for themselves material blessings, others insist that God’s best gifts can’t be enjoyed until heaven. The truth of God’s intentions, writes acclaimed author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, is far greater than either perspective suggests.Packed with inspiring stories, God’s Economy invites readers to step into the good life God intends his people to enjoy here and now—not a shrink-wrapped, plastic version of prosperity but a liberating approach to living that leads to genuine and lasting satisfaction.With persuasive enthusiasm, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove draws from the teachings of Jesus on money and explores five tactics for living in God’s economy of abundance. Rather than being subject to unpredictable market factors, those who live by God’s economy find their security in the richness of community and generosity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310562085
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 409 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion (newmonasticism.org), and is a sought-after speaker and author of several books. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter, Nora Ann, and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and homeless. Find out more at jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com.

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“Most of the compelling books I know of in current Christian literature are compelling because they dare to deal simply and directly with radical concepts that have become immobilized by shrewdly nuanced ideas and rampant cultural theology. Wilson-Hartgrove has mastered the art of that kind of truth-telling, and there can be no doubt but that God’s Economy is a compelling book.” — Phyllis Tickle

“This book is full of piercing questions that every serious follower of Jesus must ask. And its answers reflect a breathtaking vision and radical call to action.” — Ron Sider

“Through an examination of money-changing activities ranging from panhandlers to war, God’s Economy challenges the reader to confront Christ’s principle ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ A must-read for individuals and groups looking to invest time wisely.” — Matthew Sleeth

“This is how the Gospel must hit the ground—running! God’s Economy is very brilliant, very timely, and very readable at the same time. This is practical theology and spirituality at its best!” — [Fr.] Richard Rohr

“This is not the book to read unless you’re looking to change your life—in subtle ways and maybe great ones.” — Bill Mc Kibben

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