Description: Some researchers estimate that evangelical Christians give an average of 2 percent of their income to further the kingdom of God. Such a practice reveals a theology of material possessions that is clearly out of line with God's Word. Gene Getz in an extensive search reveals intriguing, detailed information on the subject of material possessions based on Scripture. The synthesis of this and selected extrabiblical literature resulted in the formation of more than 120 biblical principles that can be applied by any person in any culture. Dr. Getz not only shares these principles but offers guidance for church leaders and laypeople who want to apply them in their church. Endorsements: ""Dr. Getz is a rare breed of man devoted to the ministry of Christ who can write a theological work and make it both fascinating and interesting reading. I found his book on material possessions to be extremely informative as well as a practical tool for the local church. I especially found the format to be logical and easy to understand."" --Larry Burkett ""We are indebted to Dr. Gene Getz for his book, A Biblical Theology of Material Possessions. Nothing quite as comprehensive or challenging has appeared in recent times. I warmly commend it for three reasons: - It is biblical. The book is rooted in the Old Testament but covers the entire New Testament. - It is practical. It pinpoints 126 supracultural principles for personal and general application. - It is critical. It searches ""the thoughts and intents of the heart"" on many matters, and it speaks to the materialism and ""me-ism"" of our present day. ""On a global scale, researcher David Barrett estimates that Christians give 0.017% of their income to missions. The reading and studying of this book should make a difference, not only in worldwide evangelism but in your life and mine."" --Stephen F. Olford About the Contributor(s): Gene A. Getz is director of the Center for Church Renewal and is pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Plano, Texas. He is also an adjunct professor in pastoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.