Learn about the opportunity to align your investments to faith values through Biblically Responsible Investing. Licensed CPA Loran Graham demonstrates with grace and humility why honoring God with our investment choices matters, and how Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) fits into the bigger picture of biblical stewardship. He addresses the tension between our stewardship responsibility to aim for the best return and our responsibility to honor the Lord by steering clear of investments that run contrary to biblical values. If you are a faithful steward who has made the decision to follow Jesus Christ, who seeks to honor the Lord in every area of your life, and who has money to invest for the future, Investing with Integrity is for you.
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About the Author
Loran Graham is a licensed CPA, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and independent financial advisor in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Loran and his wife are the parents of twins and live in Spokane, Washington.
Table of Contents
Important Disclosures 7
Foreword R. Scott Rodin 13
1 Laying the Foundation 37
2 A Journey of Discovery 43
3 How BRI Works 59
4 Defining What is Good 63
5 Myth Busting 93
6 Back to Values: A Historical Perspective 107
7 Demand Supply! 117
8 Collective Impact 125
9 Drawing Conclusions 135
10 Summary of Key Principles 141
Appendix: Additional Resources 143
Contact the Author 153
What People are Saying About This
"There are many voices in the BRI world, not all of which are really helpful. Loran has written a very thoughtful, principle-driven book that I believe will add much to this necessary conversation about what a believing investor should know about applying their faith to all investing decisions. I believe this book will be around for many years. I recommend it highly." -Ron Blue, founding director of Kingdom Advisors, and best-selling author of eightteen books on finance from a biblical perspective, including Master Your Money.
“I believe in Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI). If my money is really God’s money, and if God is good and holy, shouldn’t I invest his money in companies that offer a good service or product? Shouldn’t I avoid investing in businesses that take advantage of human weaknesses by tempting people to sin, self-destruction, and disintegration of the family? In Investing with Integrity, Loran Graham has put together a clear, engaging, and persuasive case for BRI. I encourage you to look at it carefully and to ask God what he wants you to do with the money He has entrusted to your care.” -Randy Alcorn, author of Money, Possessions & Eternity, The Treasure Principle and Managing God’s Money
“Loran Graham has done a superb job in Investing with Integrity to help followers of Christ align their investment decisions with the heart of God. How we handle money is so important to the Lord that there are 2,350 verses in the Bible dealing with it. You will be challenged and encouraged as you learn God's way of investing. I heartily recommend this book!” - Howard Dayton, founder of Compass: Finances God's Way
"Wise stewardship isn’t just about saving, investing, and avoiding debt—it’s about doing so in a way that honors the Lord. Loran Graham’s book provides readers with a comprehensive strategy for doing just that, through Biblically Responsible Investing." -Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family