Money and the Prosperous Soul

Money and the Prosperous Soul: Tipping the Scales of Favor and Blessing
by Stephen K. De Silva

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, even as your soul prospers" (3 John 2).

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From the Book Description:
In an age of mounting credit debt, get-rich-quick schemes, and high unemployment, many people are left wondering, "Why am I always struggling with finances? Why can't I seem to get ahead?" While the market is flooded with short-term help, few resources address the root spiritual problems behind money.

In a warm, conversational style, CFO and CPA firm owner Stephen K. DeSilva offers a unique, prophetic/supernatural approach to handling money. This respected charismatic leader combines financial philosophy, biblical truth, supernatural deliverance, and prophetic teaching, and also offers related practical and prophetic exercises throughout each chapter.

Money and the Prosperous Soul will help every believer struggling with lack to overcome wrong thinking and destructive cycles and learn the biblical and supernatural principles of success. Free online resources make this a perfect resource for small group classes and self-study.

Stephen DeSilva is the chief financial officer of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and owner of his own CPA firm in the Redding area. He teaches on "The Prosperous Soul" and is committed to equipping people in maintaining financial integrity through insightful, practical, and prophetic teaching. He and his wife, Dawna, have two sons and live in Redding. 

Ten Keys to Prosperity ~ Rabbi Daniel Lapin

In this two clips, Rabbi Lapin is summarizes Ten Keys to Prosperity on the 700 Club.

For more, see his book Thou Shall Prosper.

Five Big Lies About American Business ~ Michael Medved

The 5 Big Lies About American Business: Combating Smears Against the Free-Market Economy
by Michael Medved

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Every American benefits every day from the phenomenal productivity of the free market, so why do so many people feel guilty or skeptical about our business system? In this passionately argued, eye-opening book, talk-radio star and bestselling author Michael Medved provides detailed and devastating rebuttals to the most widely circulated smears against capitalism.

MYTH: Big business is bad, small business is good.

TRUTH: Every big business began life as a small business, and every small business today yearns for enough success to become a big business tomorrow. For some products—like cars or electrical power—little companies can’t benefit their workers or customers as reliably as huge corporations.

MYTH: Business executives are overpaid and corrupt.

TRUTH: Top leaders will always command top dollar, and a company can’t limit executive pay without limiting its access to talent. Ferocious, long-term competition in the corporate world ultimately rewards focus and hard work, not short cuts and corruption.

MYTH: You can count on better treatment from the government than from business.

TRUTH: If a private company deals with you poorly, you can take your business elsewhere. But with the government’s power, you get only two choices: compliance or jail.

Medved responds to business-bashing lies with the slashing wit, irrefutable facts, fascinating historical nuggets, illuminating anecdotes, and liberating clarity that made him one of the top-ten talk-radio hosts in the United States. This audacious and urgently needed book provides energy and inspiration for a beleaguered free-market system poised for its unstoppable comeback. 

MICHAEL MEDVED’s daily three-hour radio program, The Michael Medved Show, reaches more than four million listeners on more than two hundred stations coast to coast. He is the author of eleven other books, including the bestsellers The 10 Big Lies About America, Hollywood vs. America, Hospital, and What Really Happened to the Class of ’65?, and is a member of USA Today ’s board of contributors. For more than a decade he cohosted Sneak Previews, PBS’s weekly movie review show. An honors graduate of Yale, Medved lives with his family in the Seattle area.

Ten Commandments for Making Money ~ Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money
by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

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From the book jacket:
“Life is business, and business is life. Learn one, and you will have also learned the other.”

In the few years since the first edition of Thou Shall Prosper was published, much has changed from both an economic and financial standpoint. But the ups and downs we’ve experienced have helped prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s point that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon things that never do.

There’s no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and culture. Now, with the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin returns to provide a clear picture of how following an unwavering economic and philosophic vision of business and money — based on the established principles of Jewish tradition — can increase your potential for creating wealth.

While unprecedented events have changed the world we live in, the ten fundamental “commandments” outlined through these pages, which relate to both business and money, are as relevant as ever. By blending contemporary business stories and his own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions, Rabbi Lapin skillfully explains the essence of each commandment — which include Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business, Do Not Pursue Perfection, and Know Your Money — and shows you how to use them to prosper financially.

Along the way, Rabbi Lapin also highlights new examples that will help you excel during difficult economic times and addresses important concepts such as “being in business for yourself”; avoiding the trappings of a “wage slave”; changing with the times; learning to become a leader; and much more. So that you may apply each principle to your life, Rabbi Lapin suggests engaging and accessible action steps to start you immediately on the path to prosperity.

With the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper as your guide, you’ll quickly discover the powerful wealth-producing principles that lie at the root of Jewish success — and learn how to apply them to your own endeavors. No matter what your faith or background, the insights found here will put you in a better position not only to maximize your potential, but also help those around you.
Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s wisdom has helped untold numbers of people, including me, grow in our business, family and spiritual lives. In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin has done it again. This book tells it like it is in a helpful, honest, hopeful, informative way. He offers valid, useful information based on ancient wisdom and modern experience.” — Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker

Thou Shall Prosper is a passionate, occasionally hortatory avowal and practical roadmap to the making of “dough” and the life-affirming consequences of the honest pursuit of profit. An unabashed manifesto for the twenty-first century, it seeks to steer the reader toward a guilt-free appreciation of wealth accumulation. — The Jewish Press

No matter how successful or sophisticated you may be, this remarkable work will enrich your understanding of the important, exciting process of building wealth. — Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host and author of Right Turns

In this highly insightful and controversial new book, Rabbi Lapin unearths the golden nuggets of Jewish business genius. By emphasizing the unique talents of the Jewish way of life, Rabbi Lapin demonstrates how Judaism’s spiritual regiment can be translated into tangible material rewards, with the bottom line being directly affected. A thoroughly engaging, enriching and though-provoking book. — Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of The Kosher Sutra and Judaism for Everyone

I really enjoyed this book and I heartily recommend it to people of all faiths. — The Late Honorable Jack Kemp