This book should serve as a wake-up call to Christians in America. It can help us live in obedience to the scriptures and the spirit of Jesus in our materialistic and seductive society.... A timely, well-written book, which conveys an urgent message.
This is a thoughtful and helpful study of an important topic.
Blomberg takes great care to avoid simplistic answers and ideological biases in this excellent survey, whose aim is to develop a biblical theology of material possessions.... The organization of this book is logical and richly informative. Blomberg's introductory remarks cite ample statistics to demonstrate the increasing gap between rich and poor, and challenge the reader to form a Christian response. The book surveys biblical teachings on material possessions drawing on a vast array of classical and contemporary research, providing the serious reader with a superb bibliography.... Blomberg makes a valuable contribution toward the development of a balanced biblical theology of material possessions by tracing diverse biblical voices to find unifying themes and consistent contours. It is a timely work that offers theological guidance and practical challenge for theologians, teachers, and laypersons alike.