Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why Enough is Never Enough

Why Enough is Never Enough: Overcoming Worries about Money - A Catholic Perspective by Gregory S. Jeffrey arrived in the mail at the perfect time.  At the end of the year, we sit down as a family and look over our budget for the previous 12 months.  We see areas we want to improve, areas that are doing well, and challenges to give more to church and charity. 

This seems to be a common goal each year.

"Can we give more?"

Mr. Jeffrey's book is about making peace with money which ultimately comes down to making peace with God.  Recognizing that it's really not ours but His.  We are just His stewards.

Each chapter is chock full spiritual quotes, personal anecdotes, biblical references and exegesis, and reflections questions. 

The language that is used is readable and easy to follow.  However, the content is not watered down; Mr. Jeffery poses some hard truths.  Hard because they cause one to look at himself and see where the struggle lies with generosity.  Mr. Jeffrey poses three common temptations to generosity; I must say that when I read them I could identify with all three at some point in my life.

Many studies have indicated that the two biggest concerns to failed or failing marriages are financial concerns and sexual intimacy.

This book addresses one of those is a deep, thought-provoking way.  I would highly recommmend this book to anybody looking to gain a better understanding of tithing and stewardship.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Why Enough Is Never Enough. They are also a great source for serenity prayer and baptism gifts.

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