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My top 5 books on personal finance.
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Burkett categorizes the 2,300+ Bible verses that have anything to do with money and wealth. Anyone interested in personal finance should start with this book.

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The Templeton Plan: 21 Steps to Personal Success and Real Happiness
John Marks Templeton and James Ellison


Templeton was well known for his deep wisdom and global perspective, both of which are on full display in this easy-to-read summary of lessons learned from a legendary financier.

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The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving
Randy Alcorn


This short but powerful treatise on the joy of giving has the potential to profoundly change how you view personal finance—and all of life. Alcorn's approach offers blessings no financial planner can.

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Generous Living: Finding Contentment through Giving
Ron Blue and Jodie Berndt


Blue offers excellent practical steps for cultivating a generous lifestyle, and shows that personal contentment depends not on the size of your wallet, but on the size of your heart.

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God and Your Stuff: The Vital Link Between Your Possessions and Your Soul
Wesley K. Willmer and Martyn Smith


Willmer challenges readers to carefully consider how they handle all that God has entrusted to them. He doesn't shy away from tough questions.


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