True Riches

True Riches

What Jesus Really Said About Money and Your Heart

John Cortines, Gregory Baumer, Kirk Cousins


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How Are Your Finances Shaping Your Heart?

Jesus knew that how we think about money shapes our character. Our approach can make us more like him—full of contentment, purpose, and freedom—or it can cause a tragic separation from God and the joy he offers. We need a firm foundation for faith and finances. In True Riches, John Cortines and Gregory Baumer invite us to experience four transformations in our financial lives, moving from

  • pride to gratitude so that we see everything as a gift;
  • coveting to contentment so that we spend wisely;
  • anxiety to trust so that we save appropriately; and
  • indifference to love so that we give extravagantly.

Full of scripture, personal stories, and practical application, True Riches offers a clear path away from the empty pursuit of wealth and into more intimate relationship with God.

All author proceeds donated to charity.


John Cortines:

John Cortines oversees the Maclellan Foundation’s investments and strategies to grow a global movement of generosity among all believers. John began his career as a Petroleum Engineer.  While at Harvard Business School, he encountered a radical call from God to reframe his perspective on generosity and ultimately shifted his career into the nonprofit sector. Prior to his present role, he spent five years helping lead the ministry of Generous Giving. John is coauthor of two books on biblical generosity, which together have over 50,000 copies in circulation. John and his lovely and gracious wife, Megan, have three biological children, as well as twin foster babies in their home. In addition to these five young humans, they also manage nineteen egg-laying hens. John holds an MBA, an MS in Geophysics, and BS in Chemical Engineering.

Gregory Baumer is chief growth officer for naviHealth, Inc., a large healthcare-technology company. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Harvard Business School. In addition to True Riches, he is the coauthor of God and Money and speaks regularly at large churches and conferences around the country. Greg and his family make their home in Nashville, Tennessee.