Rising unemployment. Record home foreclosures. A vulnerable stock market. Government bailouts. In the sobering wake of the current global recession, many Christians realize they need to rethink their approach to money. Here respected New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III explores what the Bible does - and doesn't - say about money. He clearly and concisely examines what Jesus and his earliest followers taught about wealth and poverty, money and debt, and tithing and sacrificial giving to help readers understand the proper role of money in modern Christian life. Along the way, he critiques the faith promise and health-and-wealth approaches to these ossies. showing what good stewardship of God's possessions really looks like. Church study groups, pastors, church leaders, students, and all who are concerned about making sense of money in a world of economic uncertainty will value this book.
Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, including The Jesus Quest, The Paul Quest, and the New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus. He is a frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com and has appeared on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.