Friday, July 24, 2009

Coming Soon from Brazos Press - Jesus and Money

Coming this January from Brazos Press is a book entitled Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis, from noted New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III. Ben is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. The catalog description follows:

"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 issues, 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 is sure to bring a mixture of careful scholarship and pastoral care to this timely topic. It will be paperback, 208 pages and sell for $18.99.

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