We were honored to receive the following foreword for our book from Ken Connor, President of the Family Research Council from 2000 to 2003, founder of Center for a Just Society/John Jay Institute, and author of Sinful Silence.
“As I have pondered the topic of finances as related to the Christian community, I can only imagine the magnitude of good that could be accomplished around the world if only God’s people were free to live and give as they would like. What could the average Christian accomplish if he or she didn’t have credit card debt or a mortgage payment or a car loan or student loans? Would we support the work of missionaries who are helping children in third-world countries? Would we travel abroad ourselves, sharing the Good News of Christ with those who haven’t heard? Could we afford to educate our children in schools that would teach them from a godly worldview so they will withstand the pressures of the ever-darkening culture in which we live? Would we give of our time and resources regularly to help “the least of these” in our communities?
During my time at the helm of the Family Research Council, I came face to face with the pressures and struggles of Christians. They want to get in the trenches of the cultural war that is raging in this nation; they want to be on the front lines of the battle for the hearts and souls of our children; they want to take a stand in ways that will make a difference. However, so many of us are overwhelmed by financial pressures that we feel trapped and unable to step out and get involved.
With practical suggestions and lighthearted wisdom, Michelle and Trevor Thomas will steer you through the uncomfortable waters of debt and budgeting and stewardship. They will encourage you to live differently than the world so that you will become free to follow the path that God has shown you.
As our nation plunges further into debt and despair, may we become a beacon of hope and an example of financial faithfulness to those in our sphere of influence. As Mother Theresa once said, “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” As we walk out of financial bondage into financial freedom, we will be released to do our part to change the world, one small act of love at a time.
Ken Connor, J.D.”
Thank you, Mr. Connor, for your very kind and thoughtful words!