True Riches: What Jesus Really Said about Money and Your Heart

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.



Title: True Riches: What Jesus Really Said about Money and Your Heart

Author: John Cortines and Gregory Baumer

Publisher: Nelson Books

Publication Date: June 4, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Length: 144 pages


We all want to honor God with the things He’s given us, but what does that look like when it comes to money? John Cortines and Gregory Baumer argue that, in fact, the Bible presents a view of giving and generosity that most American Christians will find pretty radical. Combining scriptural teachings about money with their own experience working in the financial sector, they present a view of saving and giving that honors God and allows for immense blessings.

Most Christians who talk about finances go for one of extremes: They either describe earning money as evil or argue God’s blessing will lead to enormous wealth. Cortines and Baumer argue that the truth is somewhere in the middle. They present a convincing argument that materialism is wrong but earning money well can be a way to serve God. They also show how saving plenty of money can become an opportunity to help other Christians in amazing ways. An easily readable, immensely helpful book on finances and faith.


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians trying to manage their finances in a biblical way.

Christian Impact

Readers who seek to honor God with their finances and time will be blown away by this book’s teachings on generosity.



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True Riches: What Jesus Really Said About Money and Your Heart

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