Book Review: THE PROSPERITY PROBLEM by Bob Korljan

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Bob Korljan, one of the pastors at Roosevelt Community Church, has written a powerful book! The Prosperity Problem: How To Maximize Your Faith, Magnify Your Finances And Make A Difference With Your Money And Your Life could help bring insight and deeper satisfaction to your life. The principles developed here shed light in a very materialistic society.

Bob Korljan deals with the issues of using your finances in a way befitting a faithful servant.

Here are just two powerful ideas brought out in the book:

1) Be a pipe, not a bucket: earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you are able to give. Direct your finances. Be a pipe, not a bucket.

2) Learn how to invest in what you believe in.

Bob discusses how to invest in your children’s giftedness, not necessarily with gifts, how to allow them to fail without always being there to bail them out. Scripture is used throughout the book to make sure the reader understands where the principles are originating from:

Psalm 90:17—“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Luke 12:20-21—“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Mark 12:44— “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

A great read for the times!