If we understood the true role of money in our lives, writes philosopher Jacob Needleman, we would not think simply in terms of spending it or saving it. Money exerts a deep emotional influence on who we are and what we tell ourselves we can never have. Our long unwillingness to understand the emotional and spiritual effects of money on us is at the heart of why we have come to know the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Money has everything to do with the pursuit of an idealistic life, while at the same time, it is at the root of our daily frustrations. On a social level, money has a profound impact on the price of progress. Needleman shows how money slowly began to haunt us, from the invention of coins in Biblical times (when money was created to rescue the community good, not for self gain), through its hypnotic appeal in our money-obsessed era. This is a remarkable book that combines myth and psychology, the poetry of the Sufis and the wisdom of King Solomon, along with Jacob Needleman's searching of his own soul and his culture to explain how money can become a unique means of self-knowledge. As part of the Currency paperback line, it includes a "User's Guide" an introduction and discussion guide created for the paperback by the author -- to help readers make practical use of the book's ideas.
This is a remarkable book that combines myth and psychology, the poetry of the Sufis and the wisdom of King Solomon, along with Jacob Needleman's searching of his own soul and his culture to explain how money can become a unique means of ...
Author: Jacob Needleman
Publisher: Broadway Business
Category: Business & Economics
This book aims to seek for the truth which connects public value and social development as basis to build a harmony community for individuals as well as society. The book tries to bridge science, technology, economics, politics, history, ethics, and environment under the concept of public values, and reveals the essentials of public policy for individual and social development. The potential audience of the book are officials and policy makers in the public sectors, as well as managers in the private sectors.
First, money is a symbol of modern market society and may be one of the most important sources of meaning of life for many people. However, according to scientific research and personal experiences, it is factual that happiness from ...
Author: Bing Wang
Publisher: Springer Nature
A practical guide to thinking about money and faith, with a wide selection of excellent essays from authors such as Dave Berry, Walter Brueggemann, Henri Nouwen, and Maria Harris. Also contains a comprehensive study guide within the book for groups and in
Money and the Meaning of Life. New York: Doubleday, 1991. Nemeth, Maria. The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1997. Twist, Lynne.
Author: Michael Schut
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
You don't have to be a twenty-three year old dancer with no savings to end up with the excruciating debts young Iris is confronted with in this latest work by financial and legal advisor Tad Crawford. Every year, thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds overtax their bank accounts and credit cards and are left with the tricky task of pulling themselves out of their financial chaos. Rarely can they receive such high-quality financial and moral support as the The Money Mentor provides—and certainly not in the guise of an entertaining, up-beat novel! As the author tells the story of the recovering debtor Iris, he walks his readers through all the stages of money management, from the painful assessment of assets and debts to increasing one's income and starting to save. Choosing a sympathetic "girl-from-next-door" as protagonist, The Money Mentor offers people in financial trouble what they lack most of all: the ability to look at themselves from a healthy distance and realize that there is a way out of their trouble.
The Secret Life of Money by Tad Crawford (Allworth Press) Credit Card & Debt Management by Scott Bilker (Press One Pub ... Money and the Meaning of Life by Jacob Needleman (Doubleday) The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women's Dreams, ...
Author: Tad Crawford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
One of our nation’s leading financial advisors and the “Soul Authority on Money Management” reveals that while emotions can make financial decisions difficult, our emotional relationship with our money can also lead to not just greater wealth and financial security but amazing personal growth as well. As a financial advisor for the past twenty-five years, Susan McCarthy has firsthand knowledge of the surprising degree to which emotion can govern important financial transactions. But, time and again, she also has seen her clients emerge from challenging financial situations with a newfound sense of purpose in their lives. Says McCarthy: “The world of money is a world of emotion; a stage on which we play out all of our dramas. The lessons it has to teach us go well beyond the financial. They reach deep into our emotional and even our spiritual lives. Money is one of our greatest teachers.” According to McCarthy, for many of us the world of money reaches deep into our psyches, setting off fears and uncertainties we often don’t even know we harbor. In The Value of Money, she gives readers the tools they need to see past this tumultuous aspect of money to achieve not just greater wealth and financial security but personal insights as well. Presenting various “money types” she has observed in her work, McCarthy helps readers to determine what type (or combination of types) they are and how each typically responds to life’s most challenging financial events—taking financial responsibility for the care of a child or elderly parent, the death of a spouse, retirement— and how to turn around any self-defeating responses to the events. This wise book outlines a path not just to a richer future financially but spiritually as well.
Money and the Meaning of Life. New York: Double-day, 1991. Needleman, Jacob, et al. Money, Money, Money: The Search for Wealth and the Pursuit of Happiness. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 1998. Offill, Jenny, and Elissa Schappell, editors.
Author: Susan McCarthy
A collection of homilies for all the Sundays of Cycle A, from a well-known theologian.
intended to be a store of value and a medium of exchange, but money can be used to bribe, money can be used ... You need money to live, but you cannot allow yourself to identify the accumulation of money with the meaning of life.
Author: William J. Byron, SJ
Publisher: Paulist Press
Suze Orman has transformed the concept of personal finance for millions by teaching us how to gain control of our money -- so that money does not control us. She goes beyond the nuts and bolts of managing money to explore the psychological, even spiritual power money has in our lives. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom is the first personal finance book that gives you not only the knowledge of how to handle money, but also the will to break through all the barriers that hold you back. Combining real-life recommendations with the motivation to overcome financial anxieties, Suze Orman offers the keys to providing for yourself and your family, including: * seeing how your past holds the key to your financial future * facing your fears and creating new truths * trusting yourself more than you trust others * being open to receiving all that you are meant to have * understanding the lessons of the money cycle The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom is useful advice and inspiration from the leading voice in personal finance. As Orman shows, managing money is far more than a matter of balancing your checkbook or picking the right investments. It's about redefining financial freedom -- and realizing that you are worth far more than your money.
I don't know if I have discovered the meaning of life, but I have learned a great deal about what money can and cannot do. And it can do a lot. Your money will work for you, and you will always have enough—more than enough—when you give ...
Author: Suze Orman
Category: Business & Economics
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
As Christ became his vocational center, his business life came into a different perspective. In fact, he sold one business, ... To become preoccupied with the accumulation of money reveals a false sense of the meaning of life.
Author: Gary W. Demarest
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Life's meaning, money in the pocket, green bills bulging in the wallet, so crisp feeling when run through the palm. Washington approved with the seal of our government on the front wrapper. Money is significant, but to me, ...
Author: Elias Sassoon