EmptyShelf Challenge: Book 2

2014-01-16 Book 2

Book 2 in the #EmptyShelf Challenge is done and number 3 is in hand. See my original article on this topic to learn about the #EmptyShelf Challenge. Here is my summary of Godonomics, a great book!

Title: Godonomics: How to Save Our Country–and Protect Your Wallet Through Biblical Principles of Finance
Author: Chad Hovind

What the book is about

In the simplest terms, this is a book about micro and macro economics from a Biblical perspective. Hovind addresses a wide variety of subjects under that umbrella:

  • Capitalism vs socialism
  • Adam Smith’s contribution to economic thought
  • Keynesian economic theory
  • The “New Deal”
  • The Federal Reserve Board in the late 20th century
  • Social justice
  • Marxism and Leninism
  • The Internal Revenue Service

Why I read this book

Honestly, a mentor challenged me to read this book and I was excited to do so because I understand the importance of economics, but haven’t been satisfied with my understanding of economic theory, especially from a Biblical perspective.

Favorite idea

The concept that on a personal and national level, we must be production oriented, not consumer oriented, in order to increase economic health and stability. Hovind masterfully explains this and weaves it into many of the discussions in the book.

Do I recommend this book?

Yes! When I was reading this, I told others this is the first book on economics that I’ve been excited to read. Hovind’s approach is fresh, articulate, and honest. He doesn’t pull any punches, especially in addressing the serious problems with social justice, and our political leaders. However, he does so in a respectful, fair manner.

Dr. Scott Yorkovich is a leadership coach and consultant. He works with individuals, small and medium organizations, and ministries. Contact him at ScottYorkovich[at]LeadStrategic.com with your questions.

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