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Becoming a Millionaire God's Way: Getting Money to You, Not from You    by Dr. C. Thomas Anderson order for
Becoming a Millionaire God's Way
by C. Thomas Anderson
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Warner, 2006 (2006)

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* *   Reviewed by Lisa Respers France

Being a Christian doesn't necessarily mean you have to take a vow of poverty. That's the basic premise behind Becoming a Millionaire God's Way which offers a prosperity perspective complete with scriptures meant to justify why God's people should be enjoying the good life.

Much has been made lately of what some term the prosperity gospel which has gripped many churches across the nation. Supporters argue that God will reward the faithful with financial blessings if they ask and follow His teachings, while opponents say it is a selfish focus on materialism that can be dangerously divisive as not everyone may achieve such success. Yet there is no denying that there has been an increased focus on finances among both church goers and those who don't count themselves as such.

The book opens with a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Robert T. Kiyosaki (he penned the runaway hit Rich Dad, Poor Dad), who endorses Anderson as a 'master of money' who is 'spiritually and financially a rich and generous person.' In his introduction, Anderson lays the foundation for what he is about to share by refuting what he views as 'the poverty mentality' that God is against the acquiring of wealth. 'The truth is that when we are poor and sick it is before we think poor, we eat poor, and we live poor, not because God wants us that way. We have failed to overcome our own bad habits.'

Anderson uses biblical principles to build a case for reaping and sowing. With thoughts such as 'Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up it stinks', he focuses on tithing (the giving of 10 percent of your income to the church), charitable giving and financial education and awareness as tools to build up personal wealth. The book also includes practical advice on such subjects as personal investing and self control as well as observations on how wealth building is essential to building the kingdom of God. This is a book which will appeal to those who want a faith based approach towards finances.

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