(Book review) Christians in an Age of Wealth


Reviewed by: Abigail Kessler, a professional writing major at Taylor University

 


Introduction

Title: Christians in an Age of Wealthchristians-in-an-age-of-wealth-image

Author: Craig L. Blomberg (general editor Jonathan Lunde)

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: 2013

Format: Print Book

Length: 247 Pages

OVERVIEW

The next installment in Zondervan’s Biblical Theology for Life series attempts to give answers to questions Christians may have about money. Here, Blomberg goes through the Bible, using passages to develop a comprehensive theory of stewardship. He does a thorough job, constructing an engaging and insightful text.

The book excels in the thoroughness Blomberg offers in his study of the Bible. He mentions passages across the entire work, trying to work out how they fit into the larger picture. He keeps the lay reader in mind, using clear and concise language. However, the topic of wealth is enormous, causing this book to become dense, and at times bogged down in details. As a result, it made be a bit of message overload for those persons simply seeking a basic biblical perspective on the topics of savings, investments, tithing, spending, budgeting, and sharing. It’s best ingested in small portions a bit at a time in order to absorb fully and understand the information.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4

Suggested Audience

Those persons seeking a basic biblical perspective on the topics of savings, investments, tithing, spending, budgeting, and sharing.

Christian Impact

It’s best ingested in small portions a bit at a time in order to absorb fully and understand the information.

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