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“Today many Orthodox Christians, including bishops and priests, feel acutely uncomfortable discussing financial issues in church for a variety of valid historical and pastoral reasons,” writes Money & Salvation author Dr. Andrew Geleris.
Too often, we as hierarchs, clergy, and lay leaders speak to our people about giving to meet the needs of the Church or the needs of the poor, and we forget to teach that the true need for each and every one of us is simply to give. God did not recommend that we give only when there is some perceived need or a capital campaign for a project. God commands that we give for our salvation. This short but profound book explores the deeper spiritual meaning—and necessity—of financial giving. This book is an effort to describe why restoring a soul-centric scriptural and patristic phronema to the Church is important and what it might look like.
Each chapter includes a series of discussion questions designed for book clubs, family reading, and church small groups.