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Your Money God's Way

Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke

Amie Streater is Associate Pastor for Financial Stewardship at New Life Church (Colorado Springs, CO) as well as an author, financial coach and speaker. Following her 15-year career as an award-winning investigative newspaper reporter, Amie entered full-time ministry in 2006 to help people overcome obstacles that prevent them from getting out of debt and saving for the future. In the past three years alone, families under her leadership have paid off more than $6 million in debt.

Streater’s passion for ministry is rooted in her personal journey out of a self-described “out-of-control” lifestyle: her family was burdened with credit card debt and car loans to maintain a lifestyle she thought she deserved. “My whole life was a lie,” she explains. “A house of fancy cards that was ready to topple over.” With the help of biblical financial instruction, combined with hard work and sacrifice, the Streaters brought their financial life back into balance. And now Amie is committed to helping others do the same.

Through her work at mega-churches in Texas and Colorado, she’s had the opportunity to meet thousands of people in varying degrees of financial health. “Unfortunately, many of them are in financial crisis,” she writes. “It breaks my heart to see good Christian families go through the heartbreak of foreclosure, the agony of debt and the misery of divorce brought on by financial failures. Occasionally, financial upheaval cannot be avoided, but 99 percent of the time, it can.” Streater’s first book, Your Money, God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths that Keep Christians Broke (Thomas Nelson, September 2010), displays her no-nonsense, biblical approach to helping families recover from debt and overspending so they can walk in financial freedom. “This isn’t a ‘how to get out of debt’ book or a savings book or a budgeting book,” she explains. “This is a book to help you finally understand why you don’t do the things you say you want to do with your money.”

Amie Streater holds a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Houston and has received numerous accolades for her journalism work for The Pasadena Citizen, Houston Chronicle, Business Week, Houston Post, Pensacola News Journal, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Streater was named a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, Public Service, for her work uncovering a government land scam in Florida. Streater began her financial stewardship ministry as Associate Pastor at Gateway Church in Texas, and moved to Colorado in 2008 to join the staff at New Life Church. Amie and her husband Scott live in Colorado Springs with their three young boys.

Follow Amie Streater on Facebook (www.facebook.com/amiestreater), on Twitter (@amiestreater), and at her blog: www.amiesbigidea.blogspot.com.