I have had the privilege of knowing Wes Willmer for many many years and the opportunity to work alongside him, as we both are passionate about helping Christians understand and use money in the way that God intended. Scripture is certainly full of biblical wisdom principles when it comes to money and money management. I have for many years taught something called the paradox of prosperity which is very simply the more stuff you have the more difficult life becomes. You now have more and more choices to make. Poverty is not the answer to that paradox but faith is. How we view money is certainly a matter that greatly affects our souls. Thanks to Wes for writing this book. It will be another of his major contributions to the faith.
– Ron Blue, entrepreneur, author, and speaker
Jesus Christ wants us to be liberated from the greed for money that ultimately entangles and enslaves us, leading us to commit the sin of idolatry. For the past forty years, the Holy Spirit has been employing Wes Willmer powerfully to give true freedom to those who humbly submit themselves to the principle of stewardship and the cause of the Kingdom. This book is a must-read for all Christians who are striving to materialize the Kingdom values in their daily lives.
– Sung Wook Chung, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Theology, Denver Seminary, and President, Kurios International
Well before he and I served together, I knew of Wes Willmer and his significant contribution to the church on issues of biblical generosity and stewardship. His ability to write with mind and heart— intellectually and spiritually— on matters of importance to Christians has always been a characteristic of Wes and appreciated by many. I believe you’ll find this to be true of Stuff and Soul as well.
– Barry H. Corey, Ph.D., President of Biola University and author of Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue.
God placed us in charge of the Earth and its contents. As believers of Christ, we must recognize our steward responsibilities by relying on the Holy Spirit to posture our hearts to live generously. In this book, Willmer (and Hogan) demonstrate this point and provide practical application of what this means personally, in the raising of children, and in the faithful overseeing of churches. As explained, giving generously of time, talents, and treasure is a spiritual discipline that allows us to know God and His goodness more fully. This book outlines the integral nature of our soul and the stuff God provides for us. This is not a taboo topic to avoid in the church, but rather a necessary discipleship opportunity in the spiritual maturing of believers.
– John C. Van Drunen, Executive Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church