"Introduction by Michael Schut with Jean-Bertrand Aristide [et al.]."
"Study Guide by Michael Schut."
"Morehouse Education Resources, a division of Church Publishing Incorporated. Editorial Offices: 600 Grant Stree, Suite 400, Denver CO 80203". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 289-293.
"[W]hile we're carefully schooled in how to make money, we're left entirely untutored on equally important questions, most importantly: how much is enough ? As a result, the default assumption of our entire society has become 'more is better'. You aim for a good -- read, high-paying -- job, then move up whatever ladder you're on, adjust your lifestyle to whatever you can afford (and often, thanks to credit cards, a little more) and assume that that is natural and obvious. But it isn't, of course. You could just as rationally choose to value time over money. You could just as rationally heed the witness of the Gospels and their insistence that we must choose in the end. All these strategies, practical and moral, appear in the pages that follow. This book serves as a kind of Berlitz for a new language of money, one that considers it as a far more complicated, treacherous and interesting tongue than the pidgin version we've learned in a consumer society". -- Foreword.
Contents divided into three main parts: The Personal: Money's Place in Our Lives -- The Prophetic: Money, Sustainability and the Jubilee -- The Purposeful: How Shall We Then Live.
Three parts divided into 12 sections and Study Guide: Introduction -- I: Abundance and Scarcity: How Do Your See ? -- II: Demystifying Money: What is the Stuff Anyway ? -- III: What is Compassion's Call ? -- IV: Is More (Money/Growth) Better ? -- V: Corporations are People Too ? -- VI: Liberation: Whose Voices Are Rarely Heard ? -- VII: What is Jubilee ? -- VIII: Practicing Abundance: Sabbath and Tithing -- IX: Moving toward Jubilee: Investments and Retirement -- X: Moving toward Jubilee on a Grand Scale -- XI: Epilogue -- Study Guide.
Contents: Gratitudes - Table of Contents -- Foreword / Bill McKibben -- Welcome / Michael Schut -- Overview / Michael Schut -- Enough for All / Michael Schut -- Ministry of Money: Writing Your Money Autobiography / Michael Schut -- The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity / Walter Brueggmann -- Scarcity: The Great Lie / Lynne Twist -- How Money Works / Dave Barry -- What is Money ? / David Boyle -- Origins of Money / Dave Boyle -- Some Food We Could Not East / Lewis Hyde -- Compassion / Henri Nouwen -- The Call of the Rich Young Man / Ched Myers -- The Eight-Hundred Pound Gorilla / Michael Schut -- Prelude to After Growth / Michael Schut -- After Growth / Bill McKibben -- The Ecological and Economic Model and Worldview / Sallie McFague -- Corporate Personhood / Michael Schut -- Command and Controld / William Greider -- Breadbasket of Democracy / Ted Nace -- Globalization: A Choice between Death and Death / Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- Liberation Theology and Ecology / Leonardo Boff -- Jubilee Justice / Maria Harris -- On Being a Jubilee Church / Rich Lang -- It is Good / Wayne Muller -- The Gift Must Always Move / Ched Myers -- The Ultimate Question: Where is My Security / K. Killian Noe -- Investing, the Poor and Social Change / Andy Loving -- Making Trade Fair for Africa / Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist -- When Women Decide to be Unstoppable / Susan Wilkes and Jim Klobuchar -- Retirement, Money and the Reign of God / Andy Loving -- Re-Inventing the Commons / Peter Barnes -- Tools for Restructuring the Economy / Lester Brown -- Radical Acceptance / Michael Schut -- And All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands / Michael Schut -- Study Guide / Michael Schut -- Appendix A: About Earth Ministry -- Appendix B: Resources: Read, Study and Act -- Bibliography.
"Tithing is an action, but it results from a feeling. It is a response about which I have a choice. Tithing is part of spiritual growth in my journey by faith. It is, I have found, not a restriction, but a freedom, a joyous act of worship. It is something I do that creates a wellspring of joy, and it is a new beginning. My relationship with and response to God is first in my life". -- p. v.
Contents: A Symbol of Response / Norma W. Gaskill -- Part 1: Tithing in Our Tradition / Nan Duerling -- Part 2: Personal Responses -- Part 3: Personal Meditation -- Part 4: Group Study Guide -- A Prayer of Thanksgiving and Blessing [Acknowledgements] -- As You Learn and Grow [Bibliography].