The goal of this book, saysauthor Charles Lane, is toperform a dramatic rescue ofstewardship, freeing it from anyconnection whatsoever to "payingthe bills." When the Bible talksabout stewardship it almost alwaystalks about the intimate connectionbetween how a person handlesfinancial matters and that person'srelationship with God. Stewardshipis an intensely spiritual matter that lies close to a disciple'srelationship with Jesus.
The book is designed especially for use in congregationalplanning and study. Congregational stewardship leaderswill come back to three foundational verbs - ask, thank,tell - over and over as they help individuals experiencethe joy of giving generously. The author makes theconvincing case that there is little in life today that canhelp a disciple grow in relationship with Jesus more thana solid intentional biblical stewardship.