This is not a book about how to make money ... or spend it ... or give it away.
Rather, it's a book for anyone who has ever worried about money -- about having enough -- and it begins with a startling assumption: No amount of money will ever lift your anxiety.
This may seem counterintuitive, but in Gregory Jeffrey we have an experienced guide. With degrees in business and theology, he has worked as a development consultant for two decades. In meeting with thousands of individuals to ask their support for various causes, he discovered -- to his amazement -- that some people with millions worried constantly about money; others, of very modest means, seemed immune.
Apparently, making peace with money entails something other than money.
This insight led Jeffrey to question every fundamental assumption we hold about wealth. With warmth, humor, and a writing style as simple as the Dakota prairie he grew up on, he offers a unique perspective on the interplay between our spiritual and financial lives. Rich with images, stories, and compassion for the millions now burdened with financial worries, Jeffrey teases out what is required of the soul who wishes to be free of anxiety.
Practical and timely, this book...will challenge you to grow in wisdom, trust, and generosity.
Scott Hahn—best-selling author, speaker, and Scripture scholar
In striving for holiness, conversion is needed in every part of our life. Jeffrey goes to that place rarely examined: the intersection where wealth and God meet, and often come into conflict. As a remedy and balm, he shares with visual examples and heartwarming stories a sobering insight: to be at peace with money, you must first be at peace with God.
The Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila—Archbishop of Denver
What are Diocesan Directors of Development saying about Jeffrey’s new book?
Jeffrey shares wisdom gained through his experience raising money for Catholic causes, and invites the reader to think and talk about difficult questions regarding the relationship between money and our spiritual lives. Several points in the book helped me better understand the perspective of my donors.
Richard Fischer—Former Director of Stewardship and Development, Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
Mr. Jeffrey holds a mirror to us reflecting a common sense, thoughtful, Midwest values approach to that part of our lives where money and the spiritual life intersect. I found the book to be much more than the title proclaims and I wanted to read more. Sensible, reflective, down-to-earth and genuine.
Jim Urbanus—Director of Development, Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Greg Jeffrey’s book is a masterpiece. As the Stewardship and Development Director for the Diocese of Fargo, educating people on stewardship and bringing them to peace about charitable giving is important. Jeffrey’s book does this. He couples his experience in development with thought provoking observations…At the same time, the book is easy to read and filled with humor and practical wisdom. I have purchased multiple copies for use throughout the diocese.
Paul Leier, Former Director of Stewardship and Development, Diocese of Fargo, ND