Personal Financial Stewardship

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Personal Financial Stewardship

This is the second edition of the text for those interested in studying personal financial stewardship in a practical, in-depth, Christian perspective, whether in the classroom, as part of a Bible study, or at a financial seminar. This book will make a difference in your life because it is based on the most important book, the Bible.

You will find many good Christian financial books on the market, but none that go to the depth of this one in explaining what the Bible really has to say about money, stewardship, giving, insurance, investing, and other topics. Whether you are a young person just learning about finances or one who is an elder with many years of experience you will learn a great deal that will help you to be the steward God wants you to be and at the same time gain the financial freedom He wants you to have.

Pages: 542
Size: 6.5" x 9.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-217-5
Format: Softcover

Dr. Ed Anthony is a Bible teacher, professor, and speaker devoted to making a difference in the lives of those he comes in contact with. As a former elder, church treasurer, and financial counselor he has many years of experience in the area of personal financial planning. He also teaches at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, in the areas of financial stewardship, management, and information technology. He ministers as an itinerant Bible teacher at local churches around the country as the Lord leads. He is an award-winning speaker and member of the National Speakers Association and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences. Originally from Connecticut, he now resides in the Nashville, Tennessee area with his wife Barbara.



Part 1—Laying the Foundation for Financial Stewardship

Chapter 1 – The Biblical Perspective
Chapter 2 – The Economy and Banking
Chapter 3 – The Financial Stewardship Planning Process
Chapter 4 – Family Financial Matters

Part 2—Managing and Following the Stewardship Plan

Chapter 5 – Stewardship and Giving
Chapter 6 – Managing Inflows and Outflows
Chapter 7 – Managing Credit, Borrowing, and Debt
Chapter 8 – Making Major Purchases
Chapter 9 – Managing Your Taxes

Part 3—Investing for the Future

Chapter 10 – Introduction to Investing
Chapter 11 – Investing in Stocks
Chapter 12 – Investing in Bonds
Chapter 13 – Mutual Funds and Other Investment Vehicles
Chapter 14 – Using Tax Advantaged Investments

Part 4—Determining and Managing Insurance Needs

Chapter 15 – Introduction to Insurance
Chapter 16 – Personal Insurance
Chapter 17 – Property and Liability Insurance
Chapter 18 – Other Forms of Insurance

Part 5—Giving an Account: Planning for Retirement and an Inheritance

Chapter 19 – Life Planning
Chapter 20 – Will We Have Been Found Faithful?


Appendix A – Compound Interest Tables
Appendix B – Financial Worksheets
Appendix C – Bible References
Appendix D – Debt Payoff Analysis
Appendix E – Web Resource List


Here's What People Are Saying!

“For several years, I have used Ed Anthony's Personal Financial Stewardship textbook in the Personal Finance college class I teach. Students have made favorable comments about the book. I find the book to be a good balance of biblical principles and practical knowledge and advice.”

–Jeff Guernsey, Ohio


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