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Getting at the Root of True Success

One of the most misquoted money verses in the entire Bible is 1 Timothy 6:10.  A lot of people think it says that money is the root of all evil.  But it doesn’t say that.  It says, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

Like many of us who teach about biblical money management, Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley has often found himself correcting people’s understanding of that verse.  But as he reflected further on the verse one day, a word he had never paid much attention to stood out – “root.”

His study and reflection on what the apostle Paul was conveying through his use of that word led Chuck to write a powerful new book, The Root of Riches.  He told me more about what sparked his curiosity in a recent Skype video interview.

Whether you’re struggling with money or doing well, whether you’re just beginning to explore the spiritual side of money or are further down the path in your faith journey, I know you’ll find “The Root of Riches” tremendously encouraging and beneficial.  I highly recommend it.

Take a look at the 10-minute video interview and then leave a comment, letting me know what new insights you gained about 1 Timothy 6:10 or about biblical money management in general.

My first post each month explores what the Bible has to say about money and material things.  Here’s why.

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3 Responses to Getting at the Root of True Success

  1. insuredgirl July 4, 2011 at 7:43 PM #

    love of money because money have power we gave to it in global monetary system, divided humans in classes on basis of money and called ourselves civilised

  2. Tom Vislisel July 1, 2011 at 11:38 AM #


    Loved the interview and being able to see it on video!



  3. Crown Financial Ministries July 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    Great interview Matt! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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