In October of 2006, Mark and Shawna Asbell experienced what I call their “I Have Had Enough” (IHHE) moment. They received an official delivery of home foreclosure paperwork while their church small group was sitting in their living room. Facing over $85,000 in non-house debt and the threat of losing their home, they attended the very first Financial Learning Experience I ever taught (at NewSpring Church on December 2, 2006).
The Asbell’s were among the first to receive one on one financial coaching from me. Using their newly discovered knowledge, they went on to save their home from foreclosure and even became debt free except for their house. During this time they became financial coaches – helping others experience the financial freedom they were now enjoying. Mark has been an integral part of IWBNIN as we launched into becoming a stand-alone business. In fact, Mark has traveled all over the nation with me helping people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances.
So this helps explain why I am SO EXCITED about the launch of Mark’s first eBook – God Centered Finances. In this book, Mark shares how his family experienced their financial awakening and reveals the balanced perspective they have learned about Biblical giving, saving, and spending.
Here’s the amazing news:
Right now, for a limited time, you can get a FREE eCOPY on your Kindle app or device.
I was provided the huge honor to preview this book, and I believe that Ben is dead on with his observations of giving within the local church.
This book was written for church leaders and every leader who reads it will be challenged to view their role in a new light. Ben has been the pastor of a small rural congregation while also leading LifeWay's Giving Envelope Service.
It was also just announced that this book has sold 6,000 copies in the first ten weeks! Outstanding – especially when one considers that less than three percent of books ever sell more than five thousand!
Here is what I love about Ben – he is all about providing PRACTICAL information that is RELEVANT and can be IMMEDIATELY APPLIED. If you have ever participated in any event I am a part of, you KNOW how much I value PRACTICALITY and RELEVANCY.
If you are a church leader, you would do well to PURCHASE BEN'S BOOK.
Recently, Casey Graham (Founder of The Change Group) sent a book to me and told me that it had a major impact on his life.
It is a book called "The Go-Giver". It is authored by John David Mann.
It took me a couple of months to sit down and read it, but I wish I would have read it sooner.
Seriously, it is a fictional story the relays POWERFUL business (and personal) concepts related to giving. It could even be called a framework for how one can have an amazing life.
I LOVED this book. Here are some of the reasons why:
- It focuses on giving. I love giving. My wife loves giving. I believe that everyone loves to give.
- It is highly focused on a few principles. This book does not attempt to share too much. I read this book one chapter at a time over a period of several days.
- It has caused me to reflect on how this applies to my crusade. And I am making changes as a result of this book.
- It was short and to the point. For some reason, I have difficulty developing the willpower to pick up a four-inch-thick book.
- I have seen it at work in my friend's life. Casey (you should follow him on Twitter) has been applying this stuff as well. He is FIRED UP about it! So am I!
Have you read this book?