From the Bookshelves of the Foundation

Books To Read

Current As Of 2018

  • Afire with God: Spirit-ed Stewardship for a New Century, Betsy Schwarzentraub, 2000
  • At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life, Clayton Smith, Dave Wilson, 2016
  • At the End of the Day, How will you be Remembered? James W. Moore, 2002
  • Bounty, Ten Ways to Increase Giving at your Church, Kristine Miller, Scott McKenzie, 2013
  • Charitable Trusts, L. William Schmidt, Jr., Esq., Margot Summers Edwards, Esq., Chelsea May, Esq., Ann Austin Zeckser, Esq., CO Bar Association, CLE, 2011
  • Christmas is Not Your Birthday: Experience the Joy of Living and Giving Like Jesus, Mike Slaughter, 2011
  • Congregational Fitness: Healthy Practices for Layfolk, Denise Goodman, 2000
  • Creating a Climate For Giving, Donald Joiner, 2001
  • Creating Congregations of Generous People, Michael Durall, 1999
  • Crowdfunding for Social Good, Devin D. Thorpe, 2017 (10)
  • Dare to Dream: Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for your Life, Mike Slaughter, 2013
  • Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing, Michael Rosen, 2011
  • Enough; -Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity, Book and CD, by Adam Hamilton 2009
  • Extraordinary Money: Understanding the Church Capital Campaign, Michael Reeves, 2002
  • Extravagant Generosity, The Heart of Giving Worship/Small Group DVD, Book 2011, 4-week series
  • Fearless Church Fundraising, Charles LaFond, 2012
  • Finance: Handling God’s Money in the Church, Philip Jamieson, Janet Jamieson and General Board of Discipleship
  • Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey 2003
  • Fundraising; Hands-On Tactics for Nonprofit Groups, L. Peter Edles, 2006
  • Getting My Ducks in a Row, Douglas G. Goldberg, 2004
  • Give to Live: The Freedom of Being Generous with your Life, Stan Toler, 2012
  • Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone, Robert Esperti, Renno Peterson, Douglas Goldberg
  • Holy Currencies: 6 Blessings Sustainable Missional Ministries, Eric Law, 2013 (2)
  • Inside the Mind of the Bequest Donor, Dr. Russell James, 2013
  • Inspired Philanthropy: Step by Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan and Leaving a Legacy, Book with CD, Gary Adess, 2008
  • Irresistible Invitation: Responding to the Extravagant Heart of God-Leader Manual & Participant’s Workbook, 2008
  • It’s Not What You’ve Got! Lessons for Kids on Money and Abundance, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, 2007
  • Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice: Flipping the Tables on Peace, prosperity, and the Pursuit of Happiness, John Thornton, 2017
  • Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God’s Churches (Book and DVD), Michael Slaughter, 2006
  • My Pastor, My Money and Why We’re Not Talking, Robert Moon, 2012
  • New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Herb Miller 2007
  • Nonprofit Bookkeeping & Accounting for Dummies, Sharon Farris, 2009
  • Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship, J. Clif Christopher, 2015
  • Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit, Lovett Weems, Jr, Tom Berlin, 2013
  • Propel-Good Stewardship, Greater Generosity, Clayton L. Smith, 2015
  • Provide & Protect: Important Life and Death Decisions, A. Charles Schultz, Crescendo, 2013 (3)
  • Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry, J. Clif Christopher, 2012
  • Stewardship in African-American Churches: A New Paradigm, Melvin Amerson, 2006
  • The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry, Volume 1, Donald W. Joiner, Norma Wimberly, 1995
  • The Art of Story Handbook, United Methodist Communications, 2017
  • The Church Money Manual; Best Practices for Finance & Stewardship, J. Clif Christopher, 2014
  • The Genius of Generosity, Chip Ingram, 2011
  • The Millionaire in the Pew, Russell Wilson, 2012
  • The She Spot: Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World by Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen 2008
  • The Thoughtful Christian’s Guide to Investing Church Funds, Wayne Barrett, CFP, 2001
  • The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Bequest Book, Betsy Mangone, Lynn Thomas, 2002 (2)
  • Theology of Stewardship and Biblical Generosity – Funding your Congregation’s Vision by Dr. Ann Michel, Lewis Center for Church Leadership; and Dr. David McAllister-Wilson President, Wesley Theological Seminary (DVD 2-disk set)
  • Top 40 Rules of Investing, Scott Reed, 2013
  • Transformed Giving; Realizing Your Church’s Full Stewardship Potential Set with Leaders Guide with DVD, Campaign Handbook, participant’s Workbook, The Treasures of the Transformed Life by John Ed Mathiason
  • What Matters, Cam Thornton, Rod Zeeb, 2013
  • You Can Run a Capital Campaign, John W. Zehring, 1989
  • Your Life Well Spent: The Eternal Rewards of Investing Yourself and Your Money in your Family, Russ Crosson, 2012