Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing words in the church. Some pastors use it to tell their congregations that God will make them all rich, rich, rich! Others spurn the word and insist that true Christlikeness is found in forsaking all worldly riches and possessions.
The truth is, both are right--and both are wrong.
With refreshing honesty, humor, and keen insight, bestselling author and pastor Kris Vallotton mines the Scriptures in an eye-opening study of what the Bible really says about money, poverty, riches, and wealth. And what he finds is sure to shake up what you thought you knew--including these surprising truths:
· Jesus was not poor and homeless
· Heaven is described in the language of wealth
· Poverty is a mindset that holds us back from true wealth
· You determine your wealth based on how much, and how well, you love yourself
· God wants all his children to be wealthy, though not everyone should be rich
Kingdom prosperity begins from the inside out. When you learn to cultivate a mindset of abundance, no matter your circumstances, you will begin to experience the wealth of heaven in every area of your life.
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About the Author
The author of more than fourteen books, including Spirit Wars and Destined to Win, Kris is also a successful entrepreneur, starting and owning nine businesses over twenty years. He works regularly with government and business leaders at home and abroad, guiding, teaching and equipping them. His prophetic insight and humorous delivery make him a much-sought-after international conference speaker.
He and his wife, Kathy, live in Redding, California. Find out more at krisvallotton.org.
Kris Vallotton (www.krisvallotton.com) is the senior associate leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where he has served with Bill Johnson for three decades. He has written eleven books, including the bestselling The Supernatural Ways of Royalty and Heavy Rain. His prophetic insight and humorous delivery make him a much-sought-after international conference speaker, and his personal testimony of deliverance from fear and torment brings hope and freedom to thousands (www.kvministries.com). Kris is also the co-founder and senior overseer of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, which has grown to more than 1,300 full-time students, as well as the founder of Moral Revolution, an organization dedicated to cultural transformation. He has appeared on numerous media outlets, including The 700 Club. Kris and his wife, Kathy, live in Redding, California.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jentezen Franklin 13
Introduction: Attitudes of Nobility 17
Part 1 The True Meaning of Kingdom Wealth
1 The Net Worth of Jesus 25
2 How to Cure a Wealth Autoimmune Disease 39
3 Why All Believers Should Be Wealthy, Not Rich 59
4 Extraordinary Franchise Opportunities Available 71
5 The Legacy of Prosperity 87
6 Money Is Not a Measure of Spirituality, Unless It Is! 97
7 The Mindset of the Wealthy 111
8 The Outrageously Artistic Nature of God 123
Part 2 Practical Ways to Grow Your Capacity for Wealth
9 The Tyranny of the Glass Jar 133
10 A Practical Look at Prosperity 147
11 Mastering Motivation 165
12 The Company You Keep 183
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Review I’ve been following Kris Valloton on Facebook for a long time. I really like and appreciate his wisdom and insight in the prophetic. I own another three (unread) books by him, picking this one for review was an obvious choice for me. After finishing Poverty, Riches & Wealth it doesn’t seem that obvious though. Let me start by saying that I have no complains about the actual content of this book. Valloton touches important topics on the perception that most Christians have about the money and prosperity. He backs up his teaching with the Word, giving example after example on how we have twisted the Scriptures in order to stay in our confort zone about the lack of resources in our lives. A common element in Poverty, Riches and Wealth is the inclusion of Valloton’s journey through his life in different business, before he became a full time minister. He uses his experience to teach common misconceptions and mistakes many of us have in order to correct them or avoid them. Then, what’s the reason of my initial comment? Well, the reason is that while the content is totally useful and practical, Valloton seems to had the wish to cover all the bases and in doing so the book lacks focus and clarity. He goes from talking about cultural background about the poverty mindset in America to explaining tithing, from sharing a really long story about his meeting with the Pope to giving leadership advice. Conclusion I’m guessing if you’re familiar with Valloton’s writings, you’ll be happy after reading Poverty, Riches and Wealth. Maybe I need to read more of his books in order to get his way of thinking, or maybe he needs a better editor, that would solve most of the issues with the lack of focus. I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
So this book was actually different then I thought it would be. I thought it would be more about thinking with a poverty mindset with spiritual gifts. That is not the case. This book really talks about how God does want to bless us with physical gifts as well. Kris did a great job explaining somethings I had a weak understanding of in the past. His personal stories add a touch I appreciate that kept me engaged. Even though this wasn’t what I expected I still enjoyed the book very much. A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.
I love that author Kris Vallotton brings out the fact that prosperity isn’t just about money. True riches aren’t just about money. This is not a name it and claim it book. He teaches us the biblical principles of money and wealth. God does really want us to prosper. What does that look like? And how does that happen? I suggest you get this book and learn from it. Along with God’s ideas about money, Vallotton teaches about leaving a legacy for future generations. And that’s not just money either. This book may challenge your mindset, but that’s okay. Find out what true wealth is in God’s Kingdom. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
This book is one of Kris Vallotton's best yet! It helped me discover truths that changed my life and shifted the way I view money and finances, forever. If you have EVER thought about money, you have to read this! Get ready for a fresh, desperately needed perspective on Poverty, Riches & Wealth!