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Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity
By Adam Hamilton
About the Book
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free.
—Nineteenth-century Shaker song
Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose.
However, finances can become a source of all-encompassing misery. With the changes in the economy, even the most prudent, thoughtful people have found themselves faced with a new reality that is not what they planned or hoped for. Everyone, regardless of the reason, now has to realize that what they have is all they really need: Enough.
Enough, which has sold more than 120,000 copies since its 2009 release, is an invitation to rediscover the Bible's wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life by changing your relationship with money.
"I pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, biblical and theological depth, courage to speak the truth, and down-to-earth practicality. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book--and the economic crisis it addresses--as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions."
—Brian McLaren, Author/Networker (brianmclaren.net)
"We Americans love our stuff. We're living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and it's finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure...even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and that's exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough."
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host
About the Author
Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly identified him as one of the top "Ten People to Watch." Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of 24 Hours That Changed the World, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, Confronting the Controversies, Making Love Last a Lifetime, Unleashing the Word, Leading Beyond the Walls, Selling Swimsuits in the Arctic, Christianity and World Religions, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.
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2/1/2012 5:00:00 AM