"Most books on
stewardship and giving are written from a pastoral perspective.
Wealth Conundrum is not. It is a strong look at giving through a
businessman's perspective, who has truly put his money where his
mouth is. This is an excellent resource."
"In the matter of the stewardship, Ralph
Doudera could well say with the apostle Paul, “Those things which
you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do.”
I’ve known him for a quarter of a century; he practices what he
preaches. This book is blissfully free of puff and pedantry. I plan
to distribute thousands on all continents. It will be my Christmas
gift to family, friends, and colleagues this Christmas. Nothing I’ve
read on the subject matches its clarity and cogency. And it’s all
predicated on the Word of God."
-Dr. John Edmund Haggai, Founder
Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training
"I really liked it. What a wonderful presentation of your
testimony as a vehicle to slaughter many sacred cows. It was fun
walking along with you as God kept rearranging your box."
-Chester Kylstra, Restoring the Foundations International
glad that God did not have to put you into prison (like the author
of the book, Pilgrims Progress) in order for you to complete this
very important work."
-Charles and Marie Stirman (faithful friends who heard my first
talk and have held me accountable for writing this book).
I am inspired by your giving
and I believe that it will inspire others to do the same and
ultimately God will get more and more glory! Please let me know
when the books go on sale b/c I want to buy some for my friends."
-Dexter Lyons, Businessman
"I loved it. The book made me think about my
own journey – and I like that – I like leaving a book with questions
of my own to work through. The book is a very engaging, compelling,
and an interesting story that deserves to be read by a large
audience. It is easy to read. I am not a ‘finance’ person so I
appreciated that you didn’t use big words that I can’t relate to. I
read a lot and I like that this book is not over my head. I love
the God dialogue; the journal entries (which brought tears to my
eyes); the many images; the men’s study group; the questions you
invite us to consider; the questions you answer so well. This book
will be a helpful resource for many – and in particular a good
resource for money workshops."
-Esther Stitt, Founder of Journey Into Freedom
am a businessman, bottom line driven, profit oriented and yet this
book takes my spiritual breath away. Ralph has spoken the clear
lessons of Jesus in language that comes to the point without
traveling through the theology. Biblically based, he makes point
after point with an unwavering sureness that only comes from real
conversations with God. Look for the story of the farmer and the
seed! More importantly, look for the heart of a man who has a heart
for God, it's all over every page."
-Jim Garvin, President, International Christian Chamber of
"Ralph Doudera has explained some of
the most misunderstood truths of the Bible in such a plain, very
readable way! He has explained the proper relationship between the
Christian, his money and giving masterfully!"
Murphy, Bible Teacher, Hundredfold Ministries International
"This is an
excellent book and gives us the biblical basis for managing money in
our lives. I shall review it in my newsletter since it will be
useful to my readers. It will also be valuable in my practice since
money is a common problem in the lives of Christians. It ranks
after relationships. Ralph Doudera has done an excellent job."
-William P. Wilson, MD Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry Duke
University Medical Center
Director Institute for Christian Growth
"I've had the privilege of visiting
with Ralph as he has been working on this book, and find it
refreshingly honest. No one has less credibility in my mind than
those who serve up easy answers. What I appreciate most is Ralph's
recognition that there are none when it comes to stewardship
issues.... I can imagine many baby-boomers who are facing 'half
time', reading this and having it make perfect sense. The brief
and pithy format will appeal to the same group. I work with a lot
of very wealthy individuals, and manage a group of 20 others who
do the same. I can see this book being a great gift that will
stimulate thinking, discussion and hopefully strategic giving to
empower "the least among us"."
-Mark Lutz, V.P. Opportunity International