Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most
by Mark Scandrette
I sincerely thank Mark and Lisa for taking the time to write something very concrete, practical and programmatic for us, while being very inspiring and hopeful at the same time. The book is "definitive."
—From the Foreword by Richard Rohr
Packed with helpful exercises for getting a handle on your money story, Free gives you a path to financial freedom and spiritual flourishing that awakens your heart and energizes your soul.
We've tried to avoid the traps of shame and "shoulds" and forced prescriptions in this book. Instead, we invite the reader to identify how they are being invited to take healthful steps towards an abundant way of life that is freer and lighter than the false paths we have created for ourselves.
"Here is wisdom for the complexity of these issues and a simplicity that enables action. The result: free indeed."—Nancy Ortberg
"For the sake of our global neighbors, the planet and future generations, we've got to find a way to be less wasteful and consumptive, discovering a more sustainable version of the American Dream."
Learn more about Mark and his intentional community, ReImagine, at his website here.
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Mark and Lisa Scandrette are not monks, and they're not puritans. In my estimation, they practice abundant simplicity, and they do so better than just about anyone I know.
Here's the good news for me (and maybe for you too): I don't have to come up with how to have this conversation, because Mark Scandrette has written a book that is chock full of insightful questions to ask and helpful things to try.
Rather than telling us what to believe or how we should act, Scandrette invites us on a spiritual adventure in which we examine our attitudes toward time, money, consumption, saving, and personal resources.
Money is a big issue for everyone. Jesus talked about it a lot more than most Christian realize. Free is perhaps the best book on money I've ever read. And that includes the money books written by the money gurus.
There is satisfaction is living life within the scope of a transcendent God. What we do matters. Everything we do matters. And we matter, too.
Scandrette is always able to write books that offer a serious answer to Jesus' calls and yet also show how to live in the light and easy burden of that yoke.