I am so excited for people to read this book! I have no doubt, like myself, they will be encouraged not only by the stories of God showing up in desperate circumstances, but through the application of the prayers, principles, and practices laid out as guides to prepare our hearts and make space for God to show up in our needs. Story after story of God showing up in unexpected and sometimes nail-biting ways kept me engaged and saying “just one more chapter” late at night. Jaime and Judy do a wonderful job of drawing the reader right into the moment and then explaining the lessons and steps gleaned from those experiences. More importantly, each principle is Biblically grounded and supported.
More than mere enjoyment, however, it served as a wonderful invitation to reflect on my own life and the different ways God has shown up in my past as well as bolstered my faith that He will continue to show up because that is what He does when we are obedient in how we put our needs in His hands. It’s one thing to know we need to turn to God in our need, but it’s another to know how to do that; this book makes Biblical instruction and theory on this matter very accessible. As many financial experts are predicting a major recession, people are beginning to panic and fret about their needs, but with examples of second chances and miraculous interventions, this book makes clear: we don’t have to fear what the financial market does or does not do – we just have to trust God and seek His hand.
One of the things I love about You Don’t Need Money. You Just Need God. is that the insights about God’s faithfulness in our finances goes well beyond money. This book helped to realign my focus from my problems to my God and how big and generous and kind He is. Of the many principles covered, one that I think about in a current season of waiting on God’s promises is that He is not hiding His blessing from me but He is hiding it for me for His perfect timing. If you find yourself in a predicament that needs a God-sized solution – financial or otherwise – do yourself a favor and read this book, take notes, and be prepared for your own testimony to take shape.