Friday, October 22, 2010

What You Need to Know About the Coming Economic Disorder

By Jinger Jarrett
I'm always amazed at how irrelevant most of what we learn in school really is. Schools don't teach things like economics, things could help all of us avoid the kind of financial disasters so many are currently facing because of mistakes they made because of ignorance or bad choices.

When I first came across this book in the library, I almost didn't get it. There are so many liberal books on economics and money management that are light on facts and lack techniques for actually helping you solve your financial problems.

This book definitely turned out to be different, and I'm so glad I read it. It was definitely an eye opener.

What this book does, from a Biblical perspective, is explain, in depth, the current financial situation the the United States and what you can do to protect yourself.

What I really liked about this book is that it's written in plain English. Bates makes it very easy to understand exactly what is happening within the American economy, as well as how the government is contributing to the problem. He shows what we should actually be doing to correct the problems.

What I didn't like about it is that he doesn't really give you any kind of plan for how to deal with the situation. He does offer a list of things you can do to protect yourself, but there's really no explanation here.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't read this book though. This book is very relevant to what is actually happening today and is an excellent primer for educating yourself on economics.

Lest you think that it's too "Christian," or too religious to possibly provide the real facts and figures behind what's really happening, the author, Dr. Larry Bates, really doesn't spend a lot of time exploring the issues from a Christian perspective.

Although Bates is a Christian, he was also a state legislator from Tennessee, as well as a banker. His background makes him uniquely qualified to write on the topic, and because he really understands the issues, he does a really good job of explaining the issues in a way that anyone can understand.

Regardless of your religious persuasion, or lack of one, this is definitely a book that you will want to read. It will help you more clearly understand what is really happening in the American economy and how you can protect yourself. Not to be missed.


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