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5.0 out of 5 stars Why is the mere mention of God so offensive? A great book is a great book., January 23, 2010
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This review is from: The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom (Paperback)
I've read many of the reviews and I'm intrigued by the somewhat visceral reaction of several commenters to God. Everyone believes in something (that includes believing in no God). As Christians we live every day with commentary and advice that is anti-God without bashing the source. You simply take any sound advice that you can use and leave the rest. And if you're really open-minded you may take some of what you didn't originally believe and consider its relevance. That's not weakness, its sound judgment.

So back to the book. I've completed the 21-day financial fast and it opened my eyes to so many issues that I wasn't aware of. The concepts in the book are very simple and practical. Whether or not you're Christian, everyone needs to understand about credit, budgeting, saving, and debt. The book does a great job of presenting these topics in a very conversational manner that makes them easy to understand. It also forces you to take a look at your own role in the circumstances you find yourself in. While many are suffering from the effects of the recession, those same people can also learn how their financial habits and decisions could easily have landed them in the same predicament several years later if the recession had never happened; things were just accelerated by the economy.

I recommend this book to people of all faiths. While there is a heavy emphasis on Christian beliefs (and what author doesn't inject some of himself/herself into their work), the principles and concepts are applicable to anyone interested in a financial breakthrough. Interestingly enough the principles discussed from the Bible apply to everyday life whether you "believe" in God or not. The book never says belief in God equals prosperity, and rejection of God equals financial ruin. I do know from personal experience however, that humbling yourself and yielding to God's infinite wisdom and power (including your finances) will reap rewards greater than you could ever ask or think. So I encourage everyone to read the book for themselves and apply the knowledge and principles to their lives before making any judgment. Thanks Mrs. Singletary for an awesome resource!
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