Stewardship & Resource Development Bibliography - 2008

01.14.08 | Denver Journal, Leadership, Gary Hoag

    A bibliography of resources for Biblical Stewardship, Fundraising and Resource Development, compiled by Gary Hoag.

    Biblical Stewardship

    Alcorn, Randy. Money, Possessions and Eternity. Revised Edition. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 2003.

    Alcorn, Randy. The Law of Rewards: Giving What You Can't Keep to Gain What You Can't Lose. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 2003.

    Alcorn, Randy. The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving. Sisters, OR: Multnomah. 2001.

    Atkinson, Neil. The Shrewd Christian: You Can't Have It All, But You Can Have More Than Enough. Colorado Springs: Water Brook. 2004.

    Barnett, Jake. Wealth & Wisdom: A Biblical Perspective on Possessions. Colorado Springs: NavPress. 1987.

    Bassler, Jouette. God & Mammon: Asking for Money in the New Testament. Nashville: Abingdon. 1991.

    Beisner, E. Calvin. Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity. Eugene: Wipf & Stock. 2001.

    Bellesi, Denny and Leesa. The Kingdom Assignment: What Will You Do with the Talents God Has Given You? Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2001.

    Blomberg, Craig L. Heart, Soul, and Money: A Christian View of Possessions. Joplin, MO: College Press. 2000.

    Blomberg, Craig L. Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Material Possessions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1999.

    Blomberg, Craig L. Preaching the Parables: From Responsible Interpretation to Powerful Proclamation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. 2004.

    Blue, Ron. Generous Living: Finding Contentment Through Giving. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 1997.

    Blue, Ron with White, Jeremy. Splitting Heirs: Giving Money and Things to Your Children Without Ruining Their Lives. Chicago: Northfield. 2004.

    Blue, Ron and Judy. Raising Money-Smart Kids: How to Teach Your Children the Secrets of Earning, Saving, Investing and Spending Wisely. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. 1992.

    Burkett, Larry. The Word on Finances: Topical Scriptures and Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press. 1994.

    Callahan, Kennon L. Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church: A Guide for Every Member. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1997.

    Cameron, Barry L. The ABC's of Financial Success. Joplin: HeartSpring. 2005.

    Cameron, Barry L. and Douglas J. Crozier. The ABC's of Financial Success Workbook. Joplin: HeartSpring. 2005.

    Cathy, S. Truett with Blanchard, Ken. The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent and Treasure. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2002.

    Chilton, David. Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulations. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics. 1981.

    Cloughen, Charles Jr. One Minute Stewardship Sermons. Harrisburg: Morehouse Group. 1997.

    Conway, Daniel. The Reluctant Steward Revisited: Preparing Pastors for Administrative and Financial Duties. A Report and Commentary on a study conducted by Saint Meinrad School of Theology. St. Meinrad, IN. 2002.

    Cosden, Darrell. The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work. Peabody: Hendrickson. 2006.

    Cunningham, Loren. Daring to Live on the Edge: The Adventure of Faith and Finances. Seattle: YWAM. 1991.

    Dayton, Howard. Free and Clear: God's Road Map to Debt-Free Living. Chicago: Moody. 2006.

    Dayton, Howard. Your Money Counts: The Biblical Guide to Earning, Spending, Saving, Investing, Giving and Getting Out of Debt. Wheaton: Tyndale House 1997.

    Dayton, Howard. Your Money Map: A Proven 7-Step Guide to True Financial Freedom. Chicago: Moody. 2006.

    Demarest, Bruce. Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director. Colorado Springs: NavPress. 2003.

    Flynn, Leslie B. 19 Gifts of the Spirit. Colorado Springs: NexGen. 2004.

    Flynn, Leslie B. Your God and your Gold. Williamsport, PA: Hearthstone. 1973.

    Foster, Richard J. The Challenge of the Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex and Power. San Francisco: Harper Collins. 1989.

    Getz, Gene A. Biblical Theology of Material Possessions. Chicago: Moody Press. 1991.

    Getz, Gene A. Real Prosperity: Biblical Principles of Material Possessions. Chicago: Moody Press. 1990.

    Getz, Gene A. Rich in Every Way: Everything God Says About Money and Possessions. West Monroe, LA: Howard. 2004.

    Gonzales, Justo L. Faith & Wealth: A History of Early Christian Ideas on the Origin, Significance and Use of Money. Eugene: Wipf & Stock. 2002.

    Gotthardt, Alan. The Eternity Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Investing Your Money for Ultimate Results. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 2003.

    Guinness, Os. Doing Well and Doing Good: Money, Giving and Caring in a Free Society. Colorado Springs: NavPress. 2001.

    Jandl, Al and Van Crouch. The Storehouse Principle. Broken Arrow: CrossStaff. 2004.

    Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Literary Function of Possessions in Luke-Acts. Ann Arbor: Scholars Press/UMI. 1977.

    Kinsler, Ross and Gloria. The Biblical Jubilee and the Struggle for Life: An Invitation to Personal, Ecclesial and Social Transformation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 1999.

    Kluth, Brian. 40 Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life. 2006.

    Kluth, Brian. God's Word on Finances, Wealth and Generosity. Colorado Springs: Kingdom Seekers. 2000.

    Lightfield, Timothy. Becoming Financially Faithful and Free... A Devotional. Selma: International Minute. 2007

    Lindholm, Paul R. First Fruits: Stewardship Thoughts and Stories from Around the World. Pasadena: Hope. 1993.

    Lingenfelter, Sherwood. Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission. Grand Rapids: Baker. 1992.

    MacArthur, John. Whose Money is it Anyway? A Biblical Guide to Using God's Wealth. Nashville: Word. 2000.

    MacDonald, Gordon. Secrets of the Generous Life: Reflections to Awaken the Spirit and Enrich the Soul. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 2002.

    McNamara, Patrick H. More than Money: Portraits of Transformative Stewardship. Herndon, VA: The Alban Institute. 1999.

    Nouwen, Henri J. M. The Spirituality of Fund-Raising. Nashville: Upper Room. 2004.

    Nowery, Kirk. The Stewardship of Life: Making the Most of All That Your Have and All That You Are. Camarillo: Spire. 2004.

    Olford, Stephen F. The Grace of Giving: A Biblical Study of Christian Stewardship. Grand Rapids: Kregel. 1972.

    Ortberg, John, Lauri Pederson and Judson Poling. Giving: Unlocking the Heart of Good Stewardship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2000.

    Packer, J.I. Hot Tub Religion: and Other Thoughts on Christian Living in a Materialistic World. Wheaton: Tyndale House. 1993.

    Piper, John. Money: The Currency of Christian Hedonism. Chattanooga: Generous Giving. 2003.

    Rasnake, Eddie. Using Your Spiritual Gifts. Chattanooga: AMG. 2004.

    Rodin, R. Scott. Stewards in the Kingdom: A Theology of Life in All its Fullness. Downers Grove: InterVarsity. 2000.

    Schneider, John R. Godly Materialism: Rethinking Money & Possessions. Downers Grove: InterVarsity. 1994.

    Schneider, John R. The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002.

    Shaw, Ian J. The Greatest is Charity. Webster: Evangelical. 2005.

    Shelley, Bruce L. The Gospel and the American Dream. Portland: Multnomah. 1989.

    Sider, Ronald J. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. 1997.

    Stanley, Andy. Fields of Gold: A Place Beyond Your Deepest Fears. A Prize Beyond Your Wildest Imagination. Wheaton: Tyndale. 2004.

    Stott, John R.W. Stott on Stewardship: Ten Principles of Christian Giving. Chattanooga: Generous Giving. 2003.

    Stovall, Jim. The Ultimate Gift. Colorado Springs: RiverOak. 2001.

    Volf, Miroslav. Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. 2005.

    Wesley, John. The Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley. Ed. Frank Baker. Volume Two. Nashville: Abingdon. 1985.

    Wheeler, Sondra Ely. Wealth as Peril and Obligation: The New Testament on Possessions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans-Lightning Source. 1995.

    Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. 1991.

    Willmer, Wesley K. with Smith, Martyn. God & Your Stuff: The Vital Link Between Your Possessions and Your Soul. Colorado Springs: NavPress. 2002.

    Wuthnow, Robert. God and Mammon in America. New York: Free Press. 1994.

    Wuthnow, Robert. The Crisis in the Churches: Spiritual Malaise, Fiscal Woe. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997.


    Fundraising and Resource Development

    Abts, Henry W., III. The Living Trust: The Failproof Way to Pass Along Your Estate to Your Heirs Without Lawyers, Courts, or the Probate System. Chicago: Contemporary. 1989.

    Andringa, Robert C. and Engstrom, Ted W. Nonprofit Board Answer Book: Practical Guidelines for Board Members and Chief Executives. Washington D.C.: National Center for Nonprofit Boards. 1997.

    Axelrod, Terry. Raising More Money: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building Lifelong Donors. Seattle: Raising More Money Publications. 2003.

    Axelrod, Terry. Re-igniting Your Board. Seattle: Raising More Money Publications. 2003.

    Axelrod, Terry. The Point of Entry Handbook. Seattle: Raising More Money Publications. 2003.

    Barna, George. How to Increase Giving in Your Church. Ventura: Regal. 1997.

    Bentz, Whaley, Flessner & Associates, Inc. Bibliography, 2007-2008. Minneapolis. 2007.

    Bray, Sarah Hardesty. Successful Campus Fund Raising. Washington, DC: CASE Books. 1998.

    Brendel, Doug. 7 Deadly Diseases of Ministry Marketing: Confessions of a Christian Fundraiser. International Christian Publishers. 1998.

    Brooks, Arthur C. Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism. New York: Basic. 2006.

    Caulkins, Jonathan P., Jay Cole, Melissa Hardoby and Donna Keyser. Intelligent Giving: Insights and Strategies for Higher Education Donors. Santa Monica: RAND. 2002.

    Chait, Richard P., William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor. Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards. Hoboken: Wiley. 2005.

    Connelly, Anne and Maureen Winter.  Going...Going...Gone!: Successful Auctions for Non-Profit Institutions, 2nd ed. Palm Beach Gardens: Target Funding Group. 1993.

    Crosson, Russ. A Life Well Spent: The Eternal Rewards of Investing Yourself and Your Money In Your Family. Nashville: Nelson. 1994.

    Day, Duane L. The Effective Advancement Professional: Management Principles and Practices. Gaithersburg: Aspen. 1998.

    de Graaf, John, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor. Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. 2005.

    Diefendorf, Monroe M., Jr. and Robert Sterling Madden. 3 Dimensional Wealth: A Radically Sane Perspective on Wealth Management. Locust Valley: 3 Dimensional Wealth. 2005.

    Dillon, R. Mark. Advancing Advancement: A Study of Fundraising Effectiveness Among Protestant Seminaries in the U.S. Indianapolis: Lilly Endowment. 1990.

    Dillon, William P. People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support. Chicago: Moody Press. 1993.

    Edic, Dick. Resourcing Your Vision: A Church Stewardship Training Guide. San Diego: HP Press. 2002.

    Frank, John R. The Ministry of Development: An Introduction to the Strategies for Success in Christian Ministries. Dallas: EDM Press. 1996.

    Frantzreb, Arthur C. Not On This Board You Don't: Making Your Trustees More Effective. Chicago: Bonus Books. 1997.

    Garrett, Ed. Sport Scholarships: The Tricks of the Trade on Getting Paid to Play. Lakewood: Hughes Henshaw. 2001.

    Gordon, David W. A Plan for Stewardship Education and Development Through the Year: An Outline Manual. Harrisburg: Morehouse Group. 1998.

    Grace, Kay Sprinkel and Wendroff, Alan L. High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2000.

    Hartsook, Robert F. Closing that Gift!: How to be Successful 99% of the Time. Wichita: ASR Philanthropic. 1999.

    Jeavons, Thomas H. and Basinger, Rebekah Burch. Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2000.

    Kluth, Brian. Maximum Generosity Church Resource Guide. Colorado Springs: Kingdom Seekers. 2000.

    Kuniholm, Whitney. The Ministry of Fund Raising. Washington, D.C.: Prison Fellowship. 1990.

    Levell, Dorsey E. and Wayne E. Groner. The Pastor's Guide to Fund-Raising Success. Chicago: Bonus Books. 1999.

    Lewis, G. Douglass and Lovett H. Weems Jr., eds. A Handbook for Seminary Presidents. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2006.

    Link, E.G. "Jay". Family Wealth Counseling: Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Franklin, IN: Professional Mentoring Program. 1999.

    Lord, James Gregory. The Raising of Money: Thirty-Five Essentials Every Trustee Should Know. Cleveland: Third Sector. 1983.

    Malphurs, Aubrey and Steve Stroope. Money Matters in Church: A Practical Guide for Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker. 2007.

    McKinnon, Harvey.  Hidden Gold: How monthly giving will build donor loyalty, boost your organization's income, and increase financial stability. Chicago: Bonus Books. 1999.

    Money Money Money! St. Louis: Concordia.

    Morris, Adam John. The Fund-Raising Techniques of Evangelical Parachurch Organizations and God's View of Money and Possessions. Doctoral Dissertation at Talbot School of Theology. 2002.

    Morton, Scott. Funding your Ministry: Whether You're Gifted or Not! Colorado Springs: Dawson Media. 1999.

    O'Hurley-Pitts, Michael. The Passionate Steward: Recovering Christian Stewardship from Secular Fundraising. Toronto, Canada: St. Brigid Press. 2002.

    Phair, Judith T. and Roland King. Organizational Charts and Job Descriptions for the Advancement Office. Washington, DC: CASE Books. 1998.

    Prince, Russ Alan and File, Karen Maru. The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1994.

    Ramsey, Dave. The Total Money Makeover. Nashville: Nelson. 2003.

    Ries, Al and Laura Ries. The 22 Immuntable Laws of Branding. New York: HarperCollins. 2002.

    Rodin, R. Scott. The 7 Deadly Sins of Christian Fundraising. Spokane: Kingdom Life. 2007.

    Rogers, Rod. Pastor Driven Stewardship: 10 Steps to Lead Your Church to Biblical Giving. Dallas: Brown Books. 2006.

    Scanlan, Eugene A. Corporate and Foundation Fund Raising. Gaithersburg: Aspen. 1997.

    Schrum, Jake B. ed. A Board's Guide to Comprehensive Campaigns. Washington D.C.: AGB. 2000.

    Schumacher, Edward C. Building Your Endowment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2003

    Simon, Judith Sharken. The Wilder Nonprofit Guide to Conducting Successful Focus Groups. Saint Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. 1999.

    Smith, Timothy. Donors Are People Too: Managing Relationships With Your Ministry's Major Contributors. Akron: Berkey Brendel Sheline. 2003.

    Stanley, Andy. Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision. Sisters: Multnomah. 1999.

    Taylor, Gordy and Cathy Onion. Alumni Relations: Launching Your Program. Washington, DC: CASE Books. 1998.

    The Gifting Game. Fairfield: Foundation Source. 2005.

    Tolson, Chester L. Proven Principles for Finding Funds: A Guide for Church and Nonprofit Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker. 2003.

    Wagner, Lilya, Rebecca Paredes and Ricardo Rodriguez. Envisioning Growth-Achieving Greatness: The Story of the Hispanic Stewardship Development Partnership. Indianapolis: The Center on Philanthropy at IU. 2004.

    Warwick, Mal. How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters. Berkeley: Strathmoor. 1996.

    Williams, Karla A. Donor Focused Strategies for Annual Giving. Gaithersburg: Aspen. 1997.

    Willmer, Wesley K. ed. Advancing Christian Higher Education: A Guide to Effective Resource Development. Washington D.C.: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. 1996.

    Willmer, Wesley K. ed. Advancing Small Colleges: Strategies for Success in Alumni Relations, Communications, Fund Raising, Marketing, and Enrollment Management. Washington, DC: CASE Books. 2001.

    Willmer, Wesley K. ed. Friends, Funds and Freshmen: A Manager's Guide to Christian College Advancement. Washington D.C.: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. 1990.

    Willmer, Wesley K. ed. Money for Ministries: Biblical Guidelines for Giving and Asking. Wheaton: Victor Books. 1989.

    Willmer, Wesley K. with Schmidt, J. David and Smith, Martyn. The Prospering Parachurch: Enlarging the Boundaries of God's Kingdom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 1998.


    Website Resources

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    Christian Community Foundation -
    Christian Management Association -
    Christian Stewardship Association -
    Colorado Grants Index -
    Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable -
    Community Resource Center -
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education -
    Crown Financial Ministries -
    David Lamb's Prospect Research Page -
    DVA Navion International Fundraising Consultants -
    Ecumenical Stewardship Center -
    Eternal Perspective Ministries -
    Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability -
    Foundations On-line -
    Generous Giving -
    Gonser, Gerber, Tinker, Stuhr, LLP -
    Good Sense Ministry -
    Google Search -
    Hoover's Online -
    Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners Consultants in Philanthropy -
    John R. Frank Consulting Group -
    Jossey-Bass -
    Mal Warwick -
    Major Gifts Idenification / Consulting -
    Maximum Generosity -
    Money for Ministry -
    National Committee on Planned Giving -
    NewsTrawler -
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    Raising More Money: Building Lifelong Donors -
    Ronald Blue & Co., LLC -
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy -
    The Foundation Center -
    The Fundraising School -
    The Goehner Group -
    The Good Steward -
    The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations (Guidestar) -
    The NonProfit Times -
    The Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software -
    The Ultimates Phone Directories -
    U.S. Government Web Portal -
    U.S. Newspapers -
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