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Giving to God: The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life
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Giving to God: The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life

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Eerdmans 2006

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Overview

Stewardship and giving are difficult concepts to live out practically, provoking questions such as: What should giving look like in our everyday lives? How do I steward money, time, and giftings well? How much is enough?

Filled with good news for followers of Jesus, Mark Allan Powell’s Giving to God shows Christians the way to a better life and a better relationship with their money—and with God. Powell presents stewardship as an act of worship, an expression of faith, and a discipline for spiritual growth. Faithful use of our time, talents, and money starts with a deep, satisfying relationship with the God to whom we belong. We can then learn, says Powell, to give gladly and generously out of our heartfelt connection with God. Informative, concise, and eminently practical—including discussion questions—Giving to God gives us resources for best using the treasures, material and otherwise, that God has given us.

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Key Features

  • Presents stewardship as an expression of worship, faith, and discipline
  • Offers resources for best using what God has provided
  • Explores new insights for the evangelical voice in the years ahead

Contents

  • An Act of Worship
  • An Expression of Faith
  • A Spiritual Discipline
  • Faithful Living
  • Faithful Giving
  • Support and Sacrifice
  • How Much?

Praise for the Print Edition

The author carefully demonstrates that the gospel of stewardship is not tantamount to a divine investment or insurance policy. Citing 2 Corinthians 9:6,11, Powell notes, ‘Such rewards need not be tangible . . . those who give of their earthly treasure experience the spiritual reward of hearts increasingly drawn into the wondrous love of God.’ The meat of the text is sound teaching about this very dynamic.

Prism

This is a wonderfully readable book on a subject that ought to have priority in the thinking of not only Christians but all human beings on our much-threatened planet. Mark Powell’s prose is full of fascinating anecdotes and allusions, making it immediately accessible to the reader. But it is also based on a biblically and theologically informed wisdom that speaks to the most pressing challenges of church and society in our time.

—Douglas John Hall, lecturer in theology, McGill University

Powell has produced a fine specimen of what may be the rarest species in the genus theologica litteratura: an accessible and engaging text from a top-flight scholar, addressing a critical issue in the life of churches and individual believers.

—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

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About Mark Allan Powell

Mark Allan Powell is a Bible scholar and theologian widely recognized for his work in spiritual formation and congregational ministries. The Robert and Phyllis Leatherman Professor of New Testament Studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, he is the author of nearly 20 books, including Loving Jesus and the massive Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music.