by Theo A. Boers

Micah Institute

Grand Rapids, Michigan

2003 US $5.00

Reviewed by Claire L. Eva, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

The book, Three Simple Rules: Guaranteed to Improve Your Finances, is a small volume especially written with young people or couples in mind. It is practical and easy to follow based on the financial counseling ministry of businessman and entrepreneur, Theo A. Boers. The book is the result of Mr. Boers’ counseling hundreds of families and training many financial counselors in his home church.

The volume begins with an authentic case history of the financial life of a young couple Steve and Jessica. Readers will immediately see just how this couple began the downward spiral into financial debt. But Boers does not leave the reader with the problem or a list of solutions alone. He lays out the three simple rules of finance and uses this case history to apply these rules. He helps us to see how Jessica and Steve turned around their financial lives and became financially free.

The Financial Counselor and Workshop Training Manual is also available and is a self-teaching course on 1) how to become a financial counselor 2) how to do pre-marriage financial mentoring and 3) how to conduct small group financial workshops. It contains step-by-step instructions and forms, five case studies and case study answers all easy to understand.

The book can be downloaded for free from the website: threerules.org or purchased for $5.00 (shipping included within U.S!). Both book and manual can be purchased for $35 or the manual and 15 books can be purchased for $95. Check their specials at the website.

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July–September, 2005

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