Book Giveaway: Andy Stanley’s “How To Be Rich”

March 5, 2014 in Books,Theology · 12 comments

‏A few months ago, Andy Stanley tweeted about his new book “How To Be Rich,” and I replied with a snarky response:

@AndyStanley Jan 13
Just found out some of you haven’t purchased your copy yet. Join the movement. BeRich http://tinyurl.com/mrtmmo2

@CoolingTwilight Jan 13
@AndyStanley I understand how me buying your book makes YOU rich. But how do I become rich? Oh wait, I have to buy the book to find that out

After a bit of good-natured back and forth, Andy graciously offered to send me a copy of the book. I had a chance to read it this weekend, and while I’m not going to provide a comprehensive review, I will go ahead and say that it offers a solid and much-needed perspective on Christianity and money. The message is simple: we are all enormously blessed — we’re all rich — and it’s incumbent upon us as Christians to not allow the money we do have, and our seemingly insatiable desire for more, to consume us. To that end, Christians should be giving most of our material wealth away.

In the spirit of the book, I’m going to give my copy to one of my readers. Leave a comment below mentioning your favorite charitable organization and on Monday March 10 I’ll randomly select a winner from the comments. That person will get my copy of “How To Be Rich” and I’ll make a contribution to their charity.

*Update*
Congratulations to our winner Meredith! She’ll be receiving a copy of Andy Stanley’s book “How To Be Rich” and The Diaper Train just got a whole bunch of diapers!

Because we only had three entries, I also went ahead and made donations to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and to Lighthouse Family Retreat, so congrats to them as well!

11 comments… read them below or add one

Quoting Andy March 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

My favorite charitable organization is North Point Community Church…

Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself 🙂

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Dan March 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Zing!

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Meredith March 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I volunteer my time at a diaper bank in my city called “The Diaper Train,” where we give free packs of diapers to families who can’t afford to purchase them. Donations of diapers and wipes, as well as cash contributions, are greatly appreciated … and you can even donate via Amazon. 🙂

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Dan March 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Awesome! Is this them? http://www.diapertrain.org/
Oh…and here’s the Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/ZMU222U2LJBA/

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Deuce March 7, 2014 at 8:01 am

Something really big int he state I live in (Louisiana) is a high poverty level. No matter your political stands or your views on things like food stamp cards and EBT, something we all agree on is we don’t want kids/families going hungry. I’ve gotten to travel to different countries and around the US working and helping large metropolitan areas and it is organizations like this that really open doors to people’s hearts. I’m proud to serve a church who also independently gives 500 families a month a month’s supply of food. (Not trying to brag on my church, just showing whats helpful and impacted lives here in Louisiana.)

Thanks for the article, and thank you for being willing to donate to charities no matter which one you pick! God bless!

~Deuce

http://www.fbnela.org/

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Dan March 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

Thanks Deuce!

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Curt Trotter (@CurtTrotter) March 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

We serve each year with an organization called Lighthouse Family Retreat, https://www.lighthousefamilyretreat.org They serve families who have children going through cancer treatment by giving them a week at the beach away from all of the chaos. Our family is one of the many that serves the families that attend. Great idea by the way!

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Dan March 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Thank you Curt … beautiful!

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Curt Trotter (@CurtTrotter) March 13, 2014 at 5:26 am

Dan, classy move. Thank you.

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Dan March 13, 2014 at 7:40 am

You’re welcome 😉

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Margaret July 12, 2014 at 3:34 am

I love the ministry of Andy Stanley. I cant wait to receive this book in the mail.

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