Money & Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way

Andrew Geleris
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Too often, we as hierarchs, clergy, and lay leaders speak to our people about giving to meet the needs of the Church or the needs of the poor, and we forget to teach that the true need for each and every one of us is simply to give. God did not recommend that we give only when there is some perceived need or a capital campaign for a project. God commands that we give for our salvation. This short but profound book explores the deeper spiritual meaningand necessityof financial giving.

Each chapter includes a series of discussion questions designed for book clubs, family reading, and church small groups.


5 Reviews

  • 5
    Money and Salvation

    Posted by Pam Drennan on 20th Jun 2022

    Dr.Geleris’s book is going to profoundly bless all who read it! His carefully researched words explain the true blessings of giving! I’m half way through it and I can hardly put it down! I hope every Orthodox Christian reads it! Actually, I hope every Christian reads it!!

  • 5
    A "should-read" for every priest

    Posted by Rev. Michael Gillis Pastor, Holy Nativity Antiochian Orthodox Church (Langley, BC) on 9th Jun 2022

    Money and Salvation: The Good Way is not a book that will help you raise money. It is a book that will help you guide souls to salvation. Dr Geleris turns our thinking about money on its head
    and shows how Jesus and the Church Fathers taught that the Good Way of mercy opens the flood gates of heavenly mercy. It is a book that should be read by every priest and pastor and studied in parish book clubs, study groups, and adult Sunday schools.

  • 5
    A must-have

    Posted by The Very Rev Dr Chad Hatfield President, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary on 9th Jun 2022

    The Orthodox Christian teaching on salvation is based on the doctrine of free will. We make choices to be with God or to be without him. Everything that we do in Orthodoxy, be it Canon Law or Stewardship, is understood as a pathway given by God to attain salvation for those who choose it. In a rare read, Dr Geleris has illumined the path that shows us how we can use our earthly treasure in order to find salvation.

  • 5
    A much needed book!

    Posted by Charles Ajalat on 9th Jun 2022

    Andy Geleris’ Money and Salvation is much needed in our Orthodox Church as we encourage the faithful to be “like God.” Andy emphasizes how generous and loving God is with specific biblical and patristic examples of giving as “soul-centric”—leading us to God—rather than “ministry-centric” regarding Church needs and projects. Everything we have is from God and is God’s gift. The book also helps explain the great fruits and joy of understanding and living a life of generosity: the gift of an eternal life with God, beginning in our lives here and now. Every parish council member and priest should read the book as
    they help their Church to thrive with a plan to help implement God’s Kingdom. This involves not only providing the Church resources to do so but helping us, the faithful, to realize God’s plan for drawing us closer to him in all aspects of our lives, putting our treasure and
    first-fruits in God’s Kingdom rather than in the world. Our clergy and lay leaders can provide this example to the faithful by their own giving and a program of education, as the book suggests.

  • 5
    Highly Recommend

    Posted by Met. Joseph, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America on 9th Jun 2022

    I recommend to all parish clergy and lay leaders that they prayerfully read Money and Salvation and work to teach and exhort our faithful to give generously as commanded by our Lord—not only for the building up of our churches but for their own salvation. With gratitude to Dr Geleris for this well-written and well-researched work, and prayers that it will be for the good of the holy Church and the salvation of her faithful children.