OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2011
COUNSELS ON STEWARDSHIP
We never needed close connection with God more than we need it today"
Stewardship is properly managing the resources that God has committed to our care. This volume gathers together all of Ellen White's published statements on the subject. Topics discussed include tithing, indebtedness, charity, making a will and soliciting funds from outside sources. What about speculating in the markets? Does God require us to dispose of our property? How can children be taught economy? What is the divine antidote for covetousness? The inspired principles of the Divine economy in this volume will repay rich dividends. "We can't take it with us, but we can send it ahead before we go." This book tells us how. Used by Permission.
Available for use with this book is a CD created by the Stewardship Ministries Department of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The CD contains a workbook, as well as PowerPoint presentations to help you through a stewardship seminar. The promise is that once you have done this seminar with your local church, it will never be the same! Contact Jenny Robson, Liaison for PM & Stewardship, Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Pacific Division, Locked Bag 2014, Wahroonga, NSW 2076 Australia. Email: [email protected]. Tel: +61 2 9847 3368.
COUNSELS ON STEWARDSHIP, by Ellen G. White. 2008: Review & Herald Publishing, Hagerstown, MD www.adventistbookcenter.com
The goal is not to report on institutional practices, but to provide thoughtful, guidance to the reader—informed by a critical understanding of the religious traditions under review."
Religious Giving considers the connection between religion and giving within the Abrahamic traditions. Each contributor begins with the assumption that there is something inherently right or natural about the connection. But what exactly is it? To whom should we give, how much should we give, what is the relationship between our giving and our relationship to God? Writing for the introspective donor, congregational leader, or student interested in ways of meeting human needs, the authors focus on the philosophical or theological dimensions of giving. The goal is not to report on institutional practices, but to provide thoughtful, guidance to the reader—informed by a critical understanding of the religious traditions under review. Used by Permission.
RELIGIOUS GIVING: FOR LOVE OF GOD, Edited by David H. Smith. RELIGIOUS GIVING: FOR LOVE OF GOD, Edited by David H. Smith. www.iupress.indiana.edu
THE WHOLE LIFE OFFEREING
Firmly rooted in Scripture and two millennia of biblical Christian wisdom, The Whole Life Offering is a practical and detailed manual for personal and corporate discipleship and philanthropy."
Were Christianity to select a single word to describe the breadth and depth of the relationship between God and human beings, “philanthropic” would be the perfect choice, according to the Apostle Paul in Titus 3:4. In The Whole Life Offering: Christianity as Philanthropy, the Rev. Eric Foley proposes philanthropy as the Bible’s preferred method for how Christians are to understand and experience the expansiveness of God’s love—and how they themselves are to grow to fullness in Christ. Firmly rooted in Scripture and two millennia of biblical Christian wisdom, The Whole Life Offering is a practical and detailed manual for personal and corporate discipleship and philanthropy. Used by Permission.
THE WHOLE LIFE OFFERING: Christianity as Philanthropy, by Eric Foley. 2011: W Publishing, Colorado Springs, Colorado, www.dotheword.org