You need to know that this is a book about Christianity, which I did not realize when I bought it. No problem, as I am a Christian, but I was surprised by the content once I started reading. It was a good thing. I was looking for advice on reining in our materialistic lives, and I found it here. He does not make the reader feel bad if they are not dirt poor, but makes very lucid suggestions for how to live your life with or without financial means. This is a great follow-up to Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life (still the best Christian life guide I have ever read).