I have been busy with my new book titled “You Cannot Serve God And Money.” The sub-title is “But You Can Make Money Serve You While You Serve God.” It is based on Matthew 6:24 (also Luke 16:13), in which Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.” The word Mammon refers to money, wealth, riches and material possessions.
The crux of the book is that both God and money are important in man’s life, but man must make money serve him so that he is free to serve God without money interfering with his devotion to God. In other words, money becomes a servant of man, and man becomes a servant of God: It serves him, and he serves Him.
The book is divided into three parts and twenty chapters, excluding the introduction and conclusion chapters. The first part of the book discusses the importance of a mind-set of abundance. Part 2 discusses 5 Biblical principles or ‘guard rails’ for handling money, wealth, riches and possessions. It also has a bonus chapter on who is a truly rich person in the sight of God. Having discussed mind-set and principles, Part 3 looks at practical for ways of making money work.
The idea, again, is that because we cannot serve God and money, we must make money serve us so that we can serve God.
Here are the chapter titles:
PART 1: DEVELOPING A MIND-SET OF ABUNDANCE
Chapter One: You Can Make Money Serve You While You Serve God
Chapter Two: A Renewed Mind Is Necessary For Abundance
Chapter Three: Mind-sets Of The Rich And The Poor
Chapter Four: Myths About Money That Keep Christians In Poverty
Chapter Five: Kingdom Economics: Why The Economic System Of The Kingdom Of God Is Superior To The World’s System
Chapter Six: Millionaires Of The Bible And How They Handled Wealth And Riches
Chapter Seven: God Is Rich Beyond Measure
PART 2: HANDLING MONEY, WEALTH AND RICHES THE BIBLICAL WAY
Chapter Eight: Material Prosperity Is God’s Will For You
Chapter Nine: God Wants You To Love And Serve Him, Not Money
Chapter Ten: God Wants You To Become A Faithful And Fruitful Steward Of All His Blessings
Chapter Eleven: God Wants You To Be Content With What He Has Blessed You
Chapter Twelve: God Wants You To Be A Blessing To His Kingdom And The World
Chapter Thirteen: Being Rich Toward God
PART 3: MAKING MONEY SERVE YOU
Chapter Fourteen: Sixteen Tips For Prudent Management Of Personal Finances
Chapter Fifteen: Making Money Serve You: Investment Vehicles
Chapter Sixteen: Making Money Serve You Through Business
Chapter Seventeen: Making Money Serve You Through Real Estate
Chapter Eighteen: Making Money Serve You Through Equities
Chapter Nineteen: Making Money Serve You Through Fixed Income Investments
Chapter Twenty: Seven Steps To Making Money Serve You
I have prayed over this book many times that it will be a source of information and blessing to the body of Christ throughout the world. My plan is to have it published in the United States initially followed by Australia and the United Kingdom, and market it as a self-published book both off and on line in the form of hard copies and an electronic book. Profits from the book and related products such as audios and DVDs will be split as follows: 20% to world evangelism; 20% to community development project in my country through my non-profit foundation; 10% to churches in my country, and the balance for investment in properties. Profits from these investments will be split in the above order. It is a practical way of activating the message in the book.
I am looking forward to the day when the book is published and launched in America in 2015.
Further information and updates can be obtained by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.