Godonomics by Chad Hovind

You don’t have to be an Ivy League economist to see that tGodonomicshe financial climate in Americas is less than healthy. “Shambles” or “collapsing” would probably provide a more accurate picture. So what exactly is the problem with the economy? Where did the U.S. and its leaders get off track and what is the solution?

Chad Hovind addresses the economy and solutions in his book, Godonomics.  The central economic principles that Hovind presents as Godonomics are property rights, incentive, and personal freedom. When each of these is defended and protected, the result is a people that enjoy liberty, prosperity, and generosity. Hovind shows that the greater the freedom, the greater the wealth. He also shows that the greater the government, the greater the poverty (the direction American is moving).

Godonomics provides insight into work, profit, spending and budgeting, money supply, and greed. Hovind closes his book with 7 Financial Directions that can be counted on to turn things around and help prevent financial disaster, as a country and as individuals and families.

Here are the Directions:

  1. Produce More
  2. Spend Less
  3. Build up an emergency fund
  4. Reverse the snowballing of debt
  5. Don’t lose sight of savings and investment
  6. Remember that trajectory is everything.
  7. Teach children to be producers.

I thought Hovind’s approach to teaching about finances was helpful and different to most approaches I have read. Unlike material such as Crown Financial Ministries and Dave Ramsey, Hovind explains the history and present approaches to the economy that have led to the current economic crisis. He exposes the picture of big government and why it doesn’t work. He uses the economic biblical principles to make his case, thus calling his principles Godonomics. If you want to learn about how the government approaches finances and the economy and how it contrasts to what God says, then this will be a good book for you to read. I think we should send a copy of this book to our senators and representatives for them to read and learn.

I received this book in exchange for a review from Bloggingforbooks.org

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Into The Canyon by Michael Neale

canyonGabriel Clarke was made for The River, just like his father and his father’s father. The River took his father’s life right before his eyes when he was a young boy. Gabriel returned to the river. The story of his return is told in The River by Michael Neale.

Michael Neale takes us back to The River in his most recent novel,  Into the Canyon.  Gabriel is now a river guide and living at the river. Ezra, Jacob, and Tabitha are there, along with some new faces, all sharing life in the River.  As life at the River moves forward, much is learned about the history of the River and the history of those who have spent their lives in it, especially the two brothers that Gabriel’s father died trying to save.

I am not usually one to read “follow up” novels, but I wanted to read this one because I was impacted by The River and wanted to see if Michael Neale could continue the story at the same level achieved in The River. Into the Canyon delivered.

Neale’s new novel focuses on going deeper. Here is a taste of what can be found:

“We all have stuff, stuff in our past buried in the canyon of our lives. Things we’ve done, or that someone has done to us. When those bones are dug up, pain, grief, and shame…man, it all comes crashing in. We feel as small and unworthy as a worm under the dirt. The bones must come up. Truth must prevail. That way, they can have a proper burial, and we can move on to new beginnings.”  

Into the Canyon is about love, friendship, forgiveness, loss, and living a full life. Just as purpose was found by jumping into The River, riding the rapids of life Into The Canyon will bring completion.  I recommend the ride.

I received this book in exchange for a review from Booklookbloggers.com.