Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

by Adam Hamilton

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Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire for more. And we found ourselves spending tomorrow’s money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety.

Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.

“We Americans love our stuff. We’re living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and it’s finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure ... even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and that’s exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough.”

Dave Ramsey, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host

“Once again, Adam Hamilton is leading the church; ‘Enough is enough’ was once a Wesleyan watchword. Adam breathes new life into the Wesleyan commitment to simplicity. Amid a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption Adam calls us to a biblically based, evangelical joy of having the faith to say ‘enough is enough.’”

Bishop Will Willimon

United Methodist Church, Birmingham Area

“I pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, biblical and theological depth, courage to speak the truth, and down-to-earth practicality. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book—and the economic crisis it addresses—as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.”

Brian McLaren, Author/Networker (brianmclaren.net)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426702334
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 545,742
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013 and was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Creed, Half Truths, The Call, The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours That Changed the World, John, Revival, Not a Silent Night, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Adam Hamilton at AdamHamilton.org.

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pastorjeffmyers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scot McKnight recommended this little 102-page book on his blog so I decided to check it out. Enough is written by Adam Hamilton, a pastor in the Kansas City area. I really liked this book. It's a call to get back to simpler lifestyles, embrace a lifestyle of gratitude and giving, and live Biblically financially. This book is so good, I'm seriously considering making it available at church. It challenged me, convicted me, and made me desire to embrace these changes more fully.One little gem that I'm going to try to memorize is Hamilton's Contentment Prayer:Lord, help me to be grateful forwhat I have, to remember thatI don't need most of what I want,and that joy is found in simplicityand generosity.The book also includes 3 little key tags with the Contentment Prayer printed on it so you can keep it in front of you while shopping and such. Enough is worth checking out!
jandieNY More than 1 year ago
This book is so good that I wish I could buy copies for all my friends. Even though it is nothing new, the author puts things so well and includes such wonderful anecdotes that I find myself paying closer attention to the topics. If we all lived by this book, our world would be a better place. Thank you Adam Hamilton.
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Enough explains in clear terms some of the causes of our society's debt problems and offers Biblical solutions to those problems. It is an easy read with sound advice. It offers helpful advice for developing a budget and reigning in spending.
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LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Enough Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Adam Hamilton Abingdon Press 2009 ISBN-13:978-1-426-70233-4 Reviewed by Cindy Loven Enough, is a book that explores the reason that America and Americans face horrible debt problems, the book deals with the reasons that many face financial crisis, and the Biblical answers to facing and overcoming those crises The beginning of the book, explores and explains "affluenza"or the keeping up with the Jones syndrome, and how credit cards and easy mortgages, car loans,etc have fed these "viruses" as the author calls them, he presents Biblical solutions to dealing with our desire to acquire. The author also presents some reasons that we overspend, and how to strategically overcome these problems, firstly discovering what our purpose in life is, then setting goals for our life and then developing a plan. Also presented are 6 steps to overcoming financial crises, with tithing and offering being the first step of the six steps. There is also a budget worksheet that shows the average percentage of your income should go to each area of your bills. Enough, is a easy read that can help you to overcome debt and financial problems, based on Biblical principles. You are advised to cultivate self contentment, to overcome restless heart syndrome, and to practice of self control in your life. This book is a helpful tool if applied to your financial situations of life. Each chapter ends with a Thinking it Through section with questions, and scriptures to apply the principles presented. I give this book a 4 star rating. 110 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adam Hamilton is a very effective author, and this book is a must for persons looking to make sense of their financial life. Especially good for young couples looking to set financial goals for their lives.