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July 29, 2014

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Get Your FREE Copy of Cal Beisner’s Prosperity and Poverty and Refute Wealth Redistribution!

Twenty years ago, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Communist bloc in Eastern Europe, many Americans thought socialism was dead and the world had finally learned that government-forced wealth redistribution, however well intended, hurts rather than helps the poor.

How wrong we were!

Today, demands for wealth redistribution are stronger than ever—not only around the world, but also here at home in America, from the highest echelons of government to the pulpits of many churches and the lecture halls of Christian colleges.

From Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s candid statement on the campaign trail, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody,” to renewed claims by evangelical Leftists like Jim Wallis that the Biblical Jubilee law required it, socialism—by any name—has roared back with a vengeance.

And people are hurting, at home and abroad, because of it.
  • Does the Bible really require governments to adopt policies that minimize economic inequality by redistributing wealth from those who produce more to those who produce less?
  • Does the Bible require or even permit government to pick winners and losers in energy technology and other businesses, subsidizing some and penalizing others?
My book Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity answers these questions clearly and persuasively, using careful Biblical interpretation and well-informed economic analysis.

Right now, you can get a free copy of Prosperity and Poverty as our thanks to you for a donation of any size to the Cornwall Alliance. And as our thanks for any donation of $250 or more, I’ll inscribe your copy to you and sign it personally!

Prosperity and Poverty is an introduction to economics from the perspective of the Biblical worldview. The book has sixteen chapters in five parts:
  • Stewardship and the Spiritual Life
  • Stewardship and Justice
  • Stewardship and Economic Principles
  • Stewardship and Government
  • Stewardship and Poverty
Part 2 examines the Biblical doctrine of justice and demonstrates why “Christian socialists’” favorite proof-texts for wealth redistribution and economic egalitarianism don’t really support their case at all.

Part 4 examines the Bible’s teaching on the nature and functions of government and demonstrates why government subsidies—whether to the rich or to the poor—are ethically wrong and practically destructive.

The stakes are high. Our decisions mean the difference between starvation and plenty, between liberty and oppression, for hundreds of millions, even billions of people.

For the month of March, the Cornwall Alliance will give a copy of Prosperity and Poverty to anyone who donates any amount and requests it. (Our suggested donation is $28.00, in keeping with Genesis 1:28, where God gives mankind the dominion mandate.) For those donating $250.00 or more, we’ll send a copy inscribed and autographed by the author. If you make your tax-deductible donation online, be sure to write in the comment section, “Please send me Dr. Beisner’s Prosperity and Poverty.” If you donate by mail, please send your check to Cornwall Alliance, 9302-C Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke, VA 22015, and enclose a note requesting the book. We will begin shipping books to donors in the first week of April.

With your help, we can continue to educate the church and decision makers around the world not only about Biblical Earth stewardship but also about how to conquer poverty.

Make your tax-deductible donation today, and ask for your free copy of Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity!

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What others say about Prosperity and Poverty

“Calvin Beisner has written a terrific book that gets my vote as one of this year’s best books. He has presented a powerful case for his position. I hope it reaches the widest possible audience.”
—Dr. Ronald Nash, Professor of Philosophy, Western Kentucky University
Author, Poverty and Prosperity: The Christian Debate Over Capitalism

“Prosperity and Poverty is Biblically sound, factually informed, and interestingly written. Thinking Christians … will profit greatly from reading it.”
—John Jefferson Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Systematic Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Author, Your Wealth in God’s World

“Beisner’s analysis is thoroughly Christian in the sense that he sees the Bible as the ultimate standard of truth by which all things must be measured, but he is also conversant with much of the recent scholarship in economics. Thus his work represents a careful attempt to integrate the two perspectives. He recognizes the need for compassionate people to address the problems of poverty, but he is also aware that one must couple biblical concern with a careful understanding of how the world works. Beisner avoids the trap that many Christians fall into of thinking that good intentions are all that matters, and that appropriate Christian concern will automatically lead to effective policy measures.

“… Beisner’s book is well worth reading. He takes his standard of justice and truth, the Bible, seriously and doesn’t shirk from attempting to apply it to some of society’s most vexing economic problems. He also is careful not to argue that the prevailing ethos of our capitalist society is biblical, while at the same time avoiding a utopian fascination with alternative institutional arrangements.”
—P.J. Hill, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Wheaton College

“In his clear, compassionate, and practical style the author sets forth Biblical teaching on stewardship and justice and applies it to individuals, the civil government, and the church. … This is a needed book for the church today. Many in the pew are suffering greatly due to bad economic practices.”
—Rev. Byron Snapp, Associate Pastor, Calvary Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hampton, VA

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E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder and National Spokesman
Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

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