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Howard and Bev Dayton have years of experience in teaching children God's financial principles.  They understand that children learn most effectively by doing something that interests them.  This book captivates a young person's attention through an intriguing story, and then it gives practical hands-on ways to involve children, as they seek direction from God with the confidence that He delights in being actively involved in their lives.
-Larry Burkett, Founder of Christian Financial Concepts (now Crown Financial Ministries) and best-selling author

There are no two better experts to write on the topic of teaching children in The ABC's of Handling Money God's Way than Howard and Bev Dayton.  They have a lifelong, passionate commitment to helping God's people handle money according to God's plans and purposes.  I recommend this book without reservation.
-Ron Blue, Financial Advisor and best-selling author

About the Author

HOWARD DAYTON is Co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries®, created by a 2000 merger of Crown Ministries, which he founded in 1985, and Larry Burkett¿s Christian Financial Concepts. Howard¿s books and small-group financial studies have been used by thousands of churches and individuals. He is a former naval officer, restaurateur, and real estate developer.

Howard and his wife, Bev, have been married for over 35 years. They reside in Gainesville, Georgia, and have two married children.

BEVERLY DAYTON, along with her husband Howard, has co-authored books, workbooks, and teacher¿s guides designed to teach children and teenagers to handle money God¿s way. Bev is an accomplished speaker and also owns a home-based business. Howard and Bev have been married for over 35 years, have two married children, Matthew and Danielle, and live in Gainesville, Georgia.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802431526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802431523
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #567,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Howard Dayton founded Crown Ministries in 1985 and developed a remarkably effective small group financial study. Crown Ministries merged with Larry Burkett's Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries, the world's largest financial ministry. His life-long passion for applying God's principles to financial management dates back to 1974 when a business partner challenged him to study the Scriptures to discover what God teaches about handling money. The result has been a series of book clearly explaining God's principles for handling money: "Your Money: Frustration or Freedom, Your Money Counts, Free and Clear," and his most recent book, "Your Money Map." Howard and his wife, Beverly, reside in Gainesville, Georgia and have two children.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Sniffen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 5, 2011
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If you are homeschooling or using The ABCs of Handling Money God's Way, the teacher's guide will make things very easy for you. There is a lesson outline for each of the 12 lessons and 1-2 activities for each lesson to supplement the text. You also wouldn't need to purchase a book for every student and instead only buy one book and 1 teacher's guide to use the curriculum with a class. The prayer pages are in the back of the teacher's guide and can be reproduced.

As for the text itself, my kids are enjoying the book. The text is very short for each lesson and we've been reading 2 lessons a day at lunch for the past week. This is perfect for 5-6 year olds if you want to talk to them about money and introduce them to the basic concepts of saving, giving, and spending.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 25, 2010
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Looking for a way to introduce godly handling of money to young children? I highly recommend Howard and Bev Dayton's The ABCs of Handling Money God's Way. Offering a unique blend of interesting storyline and biblical fact, it's hard to imagine a better way to introduce your child to the world of money.

The book begins with a fully illustrated story of a group of young friends. They decide they want a puppy, but one child's mother mentions how expensive a puppy can be. This is a revelation to the children; they never realized puppies cost money. So the mother decides to teach the kids the basics of money.

As they go through the mother's lessons, the children decide to do extra chores at home to earn money for a puppy. They also pray that God will provide a way for them to get a dog. One child is tempted to spend the money on other things, but eventually decides to save for the puppy instead. All the kids are tempted to go into debt to buy a puppy, but instead help someone in need. In the end, the person they help gives them a puppy her dog gave birth to.

"'God has taught you a great lesson,' Mrs. Day said. 'You worked hard. You gave to someone who was poor. You saved some of your money. And you were honest. The Lord blessed you because you were faithful stewards.'

'Let's name the puppy Steward!' Elizabeth shouted. 'His name will help us remember to be faithful stewards with our money.'"

Each chapter teaches a lesson in a kid-friendly way. In one chapter, kids learn God owns everything. In another, that God wants everyone to be good stewards of the money and things he gives them. Later, children learn God wants them to work hard at whatever they do and that they should give away at least 10% of what they earn.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sylvia on January 17, 2011
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I've been teaching my 5 year about money. What a great tool! My son and I are both learning how to manage our finances according to God and his Word. I love it. It's also a great time to bond together and touch a topic that is so needed in today's economy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ora on October 19, 2010
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WE love this book. I have made jars for the kids to teach them the money principles taught in this book. Perfect for training your children to be good stewards!
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