The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money By Tommy Brown, published by Zondervan, is a great tool to learn about how to make money work for you!
I first took the quiz to find out my money type, then had my husband and teen daughter take the quiz.
Here are our results:
My money types are Isaac and Moses. My strengths are discipline and endurance. My shadow sides are fear and impatience.
My husband is tied with Abraham and Jacob. His strengths are hospitality and beauty. His shadow sides are self-sufficiency and indulgence.
My daughter’s money types are Jacob and Abraham. Her strengths are beauty and hospitality. Her shadow sides are indulgence and self-sufficiency.
Jacob types represent a mix of Abraham and Isaac types.
And now I understand our arguments about money!
I like how each money type has a virtue but also a shadow side that is an opportunity to mature related to money.
Each chapter explains the money type using scripture with great real life examples to illustrate that type.
At the end of each chapter is a blessing, scriptures, and reflection questions.
The book concludes with The Way to Financial Well-Being – an overview of the seven money types.
There are also Prompts for Group Discussion. This would be a great group study!
True financial well-being involves more than getting out of debt and accumulating wealth. It’s about discovering how you’re wired by God, and how that wiring influences the way you think about, feel toward, and handle money.
Discovering your money type – whether you are an Abraham (hospitality), an Isaac (discipline), a Jacob (beauty), a Joseph (connection), a Moses (endurance), an Aaron (humility), or a David (leadership) – will bring greater self-awareness, reduce internal financial tension, help you resolve financial conflict with others, and help you grow financially from a faith-based perspective. As you walk with Pastor Brown through the Scriptures you’ll find holistic financial pathways that lead you to a place of increased awareness and confidence related to money.
In The Seven Money Types, Pastor Tommy Brown leads you on a journey of personal discovery as he reveals the seven money types found in Scripture, helps you identify the type that best fits you by means of a 35-question assessment, and coaches you on understanding, affirming, developing, and enjoying your unique approach to money.
About the Author
Tommy Brown is a writer, speaker, and develops strategies that support financial development. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Winston-Salem, NC along with their children Seri and Seth. He served in leadership at two churches as an ordained minister from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Tommy has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. His entrepreneurial endeavors over the years have extended into real estate development and church consulting on stewardship matters.