Friday, May 16, 2014
Book Spotlight: "I Got This" by Wesley K. Zinn
We are taught that we find freedom in Christ, and yet many Christians never experience freedom or peace in the area of finances. Unlike books that provide tools for good financial management, “I Got This” offers profound and practical insight into the freedom and flow of God’s economy. Wesley Zinn explores the principle of first fruits, the spirits of poverty and generosity, and the importance of your heart’s posture in giving. Firmly rooted in Scripture, this book is filled with many personal vignettes that illustrate and validate the practical application of the message. “I Got This” will help you experience freedom in finances, encourage you to discover a heart of gratitude for God’s provision, and help you align yourself with God’s heart, releasing a flow of his kingdom’s resources into and through your life.
The truths you will encounter in the pages of this book are living and active! They have been forged and tested in a life lived unto the Lord and in the service of his people. I have watched these truths give life and release blessing into others.
Through the centuries the church has definitely been confused and confusing in its attitude and message about money, finances, and wealth: vows of poverty, the economics of Christendom, a prosperity gospel, incessant fundraising by televangelists, marketplace ministry. How are Christ-followers to relate to money and finances in this world? What does it mean to give in and from the economy of the kingdom of God?
This book is not a theology of wealth and finance. It is a testimony and witness to the power of faith-filled obedience to the joy of generosity; to the capacity to receive and steward increase; to the ability to live in abundance without being consumed by mammon; to the faith to prophesy, proclaim, and declare truth that will change lives and life situations.
I have benefited from these testimonies. They have become a witness in my own life and circumstances and to the church that Wes and I have the privilege to serve together. Read this book with your heart and hands open—your heart open to receive blessing and your hands open to give the blessing away to others.
Rev. Rick McKinniss
Senior Leader, Wellspring Church
The revealed word of God brings light. This was my experience reading Wesley Zinn’s book “I Got This”. It is a refreshing approach to giving and receiving. I found it both helpful and liberating in removing wrong attitudes and approaches to giving. This book is a must read for those who desire to become a greater conduit of blessing in the earth. It will help remove the sense of duty, and release us into the joy of giving. God loves a cheerful giver!
Jeff Collins Ministry
Asking Pastor Wes to speak at our annual leadership conference in Uganda was one of the best decisions I have ever made for the conference. His down to earth lifestyle, along with his integrity in leadership and God’s resources has ministered to all of us. He opened our eyes to a generous God and released us from a God we always had to bribe if we stood any chance of getting blessed. The impact of his teaching at our leaders’ network was so phenomenal that now his message is being echoed by many of our pastors to their congregations. I wish I could put a copy of this book in the hands of every African leader from church to government.
Bishop Arnold Muwonge
Founder, Nations Discipleship Enterprise
and Kampala Children’s Centre
Following a successful business career, Wesley Zinn joined the pastoral staff of Wellspring Church in Berlin, CT where he presently serves as Lead Pastor. His vision is to equip and release the church and individuals to take hold of the fullness of life and the destiny that God intends. Wesley has taught on the topics of generosity and giving in numerous churches and in many settings both stateside and abroad. He and his wife, Pam, carry a special grace for understanding and living in God’s kingdom economy.
Visit Pastor Zinn at http://wesleyzinn.com/