Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Secure: Finding True Financial Freedom

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review - Secure: Finding True Financial Freedom

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Secure: Finding True Financial Freedom

About the Book
In tough economic times like these, many people are desperate to find a real sense of security. Rick Dunham, the author of “Secure: Finding True Financial Freedom,” found out the hard way that real security isn’t found in your paycheck, possessions or portfolio.

When Dunham was fired from his first job out of seminary, he seemed to be on the brink of financial disaster. With a wife and three young children to support and payments to make on homes in Texas and Southern California, bankruptcy seemed inevitable.

“Looking back, what I realize now is that God took me into a financial wilderness to teach me lessons that I couldn’t have learned any other way,” Dunham writes. “He was, in fact, rescuing me from a bondage that I didn’t really understand.”

When he was on the verge of bankruptcy, family members came to his aid. That crisis, and a similar one 20 years later, taught him a valuable lesson.

“Money promises a security it can never deliver,” he writes. “Our hearts have been seduced and ensnared by the promise of freedom, peace and security when in fact, money only turns our hearts away from fully following after God and His purposes.”

About the Author
Rick Dunham is a 35-year veteran in direct response marketing, fundraising, and communications for nonprofit organizations. He is the founder and CEO of Dunham+Company, an international consulting firm that assists more than 50 ministries worldwide in their communications and fundraising needs. Rick is the author of If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? and has also been published and quoted in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today,, and Church Executive, and has served as a commentator on Fox Business News as well as radio stations and networks across the U.S. Rick also serves on the board of the Giving Institute, the publisher of Giving USA, the annual report on philanthropy in America.

My Take on the Book
This was a great resource for anyone that is trying to get a better understanding on finances and what all of the frustrating and complex financial terms mean. Too often I know that I get confused and as I was not a finance major, this book really opened my eyes to better understanding some of the intricacies of money and how this relates to my spirituality and spiritual giving.
The book was clear and concise and really makes you think about what you give to the church as well as other aspects of your life. It makes you think about how you are spending your money and whether you are living like a king or giving back to the God who created you. The book opened my eyes and made me reconsider many things in how I am giving right now. 

Know that this book will make you look internally and it will challenge you to make changes to the way you are living your life and giving more back to the Church and to God. At the end of the book you will see your money in a very different way!

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