Book Endorsements

Money. Purpose. Joy.

“Not your ordinary personal finance book. Matt Bell goes beyond the numbers to engage the heart, guiding readers toward the most effective, joyful use of money.”

– Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

“Matt Bell is, I believe, one of today’s outstanding communicators. Money. Purpose. Joy. is a tremendous integration of faith and finances. This book will undoubtedly have a very long life; I recommend it enthusiastically.”

– Ron Blue, President, Kingdom Advisors

“Matt writes from the heart with passion, conviction, and credibility. His message is not about the obligation of biblical money management but about the adventure and joy.”

– Dick Towner, Executive Director, Good $ense Ministry Movement

“Matt Bell is a prodigal who understands the grace of God, the principles of God, and how to communicate them in a practical, fun, and relational way.”

– Steve Moore, Radio Co-Host, Compass – Finances God’s Way

“Matt provides a vision for using money in a way that brings freedom and joy, along with the practical steps for getting there.”

– Nancy Ortberg, CEO, Transforming the Bay With Christ

“Like two old friends, money and joy meet up again when you let Matt Bell free you to use money as an expression of the generous heart God has already given you.”

– Dr. Bruce McNicol, Co-Author, TrueFaced

Money & Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

Money & Marriage is as thorough and practical a book as you’ll find about preparing for the financial challenges and blessings of living life together as husband and wife. Written from a thoroughly biblical perspective, Money & Marriage addresses just about any marital money issue you can think of and many you probably haven’t (but should!)”

– Gary Thomas, Author, Sacred Marriage

Money & Marriage is highly practical, deeply hopeful, and firmly rooted in the timeless truths of God’s Word. I’ve been running premarital counseling programs in different churches for the past twenty-eight years, and Matt’s session on money management is the best I’ve ever seen. I recommend him and this book wholeheartedly.”

– William Meier, Family Pastor, Park Community Church, Chicago

“As a financial planner for more than twenty years and a speaker with FamilyLife marriage conferences, I have seen the catastrophic impact that financial struggles can have on a marriage. Matt Bell has done a masterful job of taking the complicated and intimidating topic of money and given couples a logical and easy plan for taking control of their finances and building a solid foundation for the future. This is a great tool for every couple.”

– Jerry Foster, Founder, The Foster Group financial advisory firm

“Different spending priorities and debt can be points of painful marital conflict—and marriage failure. Matt hits the mark with a practical book that should be read by every engaged or newly married couple. Money & Marriage is the resource for getting your marriage started in the right financial direction.”

– Jim and Sheri Mueller, Co-Founders, Growthtrac Ministries

Money Strategies for Tough Times

“Despite all the fear and uncertainty that characterizes our economy these days, one fact is certain: God is in control and has given us timeless wisdom to navigate these difficult financial times. Matt Bell has written a timely book with practical tools that will help us apply biblical wisdom to any financial difficulties.”

– Gunnar Johnson, Executive Pastor of Financial Stewardship Ministries, Gateway Church

“Matt Bell’s book is a must-read for everyone desiring greater economic stability and improved financial health, especially in a difficult economy. The sound, biblically based principles presented in Money Strategies for Tough Times may be the difference between thriving and merely surviving the current financial turmoil.”

– Dave Briggs, Stewardship Director, Central Christian Church, Phoenix, AZ

“Matt Bell’s book gives solid advice, proven answers, and great website resources to help anyone in a tough place financially to move to higher ground.”

– Brian Kluth, Author, 40-Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life

“In the current downturn many are looking for realistic, practical solutions. If you are in a financial crunch or crisis, or just wanting to avoid either of these possibilities, Matt Bell’s new book, Money Strategies for Tough Times, is for you. It is filled with timely, current, and relevant help for the needs and realities of today.”

– Dave Travis, Managing Director, Leadership Network

 

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