Poverty, Riches, and Wealth

Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance
Narrated by: Kris Vallotton
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Overcoming the Never-Enough Mentality to Experience True Kingdom Abundance

Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing words in the church. Some pastors use it to tell their congregations that God will make them all rich, rich, rich! Others spurn the word and insist that true Christlikeness is found in forsaking all worldly riches and possessions.

The truth is, both are right - and both are wrong.

With refreshing honesty, humor, and keen insight, best-selling author and pastor Kris Vallotton mines the Scriptures in an eye-opening study of what the Bible really says about money, poverty, riches, and wealth. And what he finds is sure to shake up what you thought you knew - including these surprising truths:

  • Jesus was not poor and homeless
  • Heaven is described in the language of wealth
  • Poverty is a mindset that holds us back from true wealth
  • You determine your wealth based on how much, and how well, you love yourself
  • God wants all his children to be wealthy, though not everyone should be rich

Kingdom prosperity begins from the inside out. When you learn to cultivate a mindset of abundance, no matter your circumstances, you will begin to experience the wealth of heaven in every area of your life.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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AWESOME READ

this book was awesome to listen to. Finished it in 2 days. absolutely love it

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Great book!

Amazing book!
Thank you Kris for sharing your life experiences and wisdom. He gives you in-depth ways to prosper in life with biblical guidance.

I also liked that he read the book himself. It makes it more personal.

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Amazing Book on wealth for Christians and all

I was very excited to hear that Kris wrote a book on wealth. It enlightened me to some many non productive thoughts and beliefs I had.

I was convicted about things I had previously done and considered doing as it pertained to money but moreso encouraged that wealth is from God, there are laws about it and principles to obtain it.

I believe everyone should read this book even if it’s not your goal to be financially wealthy but wealthy in terms of quality of life and mentally about how you see wealth and riches.

GREAT GREAT BOOK! Oh and he’s soooo funny.

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I learned so much!

I had been in a severe poverty mindset many years ago. So much so that the Holy Spirit told one of my elders at my church to call and pray for me! Of Course when he called I accepted the prayer and when he prayed for the Spirit of poverty to be canceled over my life.. I felt the break! I had no idea what that was at that time. This book has continued that breaking...praise God He’s not done with me yet!
The business minded teaching was stellar! I will be gleaning from this book for many years and for many others!! I highly recommend this book!
God Bless you Kris!

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This is a great book. Don't doubt it.

Read it! If this book does not improve your mind...perhaps nothing will. Have an open mind and apply it today.

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Thank you!

This has transformed my thinking and inspired me to consult God in all my plans!
I love your dialogues with God to problem solve business issues.
Thank you Kris!

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Falls short compared with Randy Alcorn's book

I listened to this book shortly after listening to "Money, Possessions, and Eternity" by Randy Alcorn. Two different takes on the same subject. Alcorn's takes is more grounded in scripture. If you're on the fence, go with Alcorn - or at least read/listen to both and decide for yourself.

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Great Reflection on Wealth from a Cristian Perspective

This book will help clear up many questions about having wealth versus lack from a Christian perspective.

One can also gain great insight into how the bible defines wealth building and gives a clear path toward avoiding a victim mentality. An excellent read for anyone who wants to grow wealth and maintain their character.

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No Longer a Poverty Pooper

Helped me to overcome a controlling spirit of poverty and move on with my life.

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Way better than expected!

Reveals life changing revelation to become what God has commanded us to be, fruitful and multiply!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-18

Fantastic book must read/listen , 5 must buy love

This was great and taught me things I have thought about but could not articulate. the 5 points at the end was great also.

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  • amy144
  • 11-16-19

A must read for aspiring entrepreneurs

A really helpful book, giving fresh perspective on wealth and why Christians can and should accept this mantle. Practical examples and insight on pricing and team motivation. Reflects on the attitudes to wealth and wealthy people and satisfies much of my thinking of what it means to live life fully. This book has been needed. Thank you!

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  • Jonathan
  • 10-12-19

Beat my expectations!!

Excellent book, found it quite engaging and challenging my preconceptions about wealth. Highly recommend as I will be adding it to my personal library.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-19

This is an awesome book about wealth

I listened to this book competely in one sitting 4,5 Hours. I have struggled With a poverty mindset, and I believe this book have broken that mindset in me. Regardless if you are a born again Christian or not, this book will help you look at wealth with fresh new eyes. Kris has been trough being poor and rich. And gone trough failiour and sucsess. He can relate, and knows what he is talking about, With the help from GOD.

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  • OE
  • 08-02-19

So insightful and empowering

Loved this, but bought the physical book to re read as it is so full of wisdom and value. Thank you Kris!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-22-19

informative and an eye-opener<br />

love the book and l will definitely re-read it again.
lessons in this book help me see God in a good way in regards to wealth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-19

awesome, really insightful and applicable.

I really loved this. I recommend it to people struggling with limitation and scarcity mindset, it will set you free. people who are in leadership, personal wealth journies and business will also learn a lot!

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  • Gina
  • 10-22-18

Very insightful

Once I started I couldn't stop listening. Really great insight to wealth for the Christian

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-18

Wonderful!

I loved this book! I love the heart and thoughts behind it, to make it on earth as it is in heaven. I was sad when I finished it. I think I’ll listen to it again!

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  • Mr. Peter R. Rushforth
  • 09-02-18

Liberating

Decades of experience from Kris, all laid very neatly on pure wisdom from Jesus' teaching. This is like a cheat code to life.

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  • Angela Pond
  • 02-29-20

Business growth with spiritual principles

This was really helpful to help understand business growth and health from a Kingdom of God foundation. It is not all about money, though understanding the role of money is about liberating others.

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  • R Remedi
  • 08-05-19

Great Book.

Thanks Kris for sharing keys that you have learnt along the way.

Now to make them my own

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  • Andrew hutchinson
  • 06-18-19

Fantastic book

This is a fantastic book. I think I need to listen to it three or four times to get the most out of it. It is packed full of wisdom.

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  • Geoffro
  • 01-07-19

ENCOURAGED to keep going!!!

I absolutely LOVE the truth that Kris enlightened me with in his revelation teaching of what it truly means to be wealthy v being rich....it has stirred my heart to keep stepping out and taking the God appointed risks required to use the ‘talent’ He has placed within me so I don’t ‘lose it’ (where I’ve been held back by fear) and to build wealth God’s way to build a legacy for my children and the community I love and live in.

It’s been a challenging couple of years financially since beginning my own business, but I felt a fresh wave of hope wash over me as I caught the words and wisdom shared right here!

Loved it so much I’m about to start listening to round 2!!!

Thanks again Kris for sharing your wealth of gained knowledge, understanding and wisdom! I never cease to be encouraged by what God has and continues to do through you!

Glenda O’Neill (AUS)

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  • Will & Gina
  • 11-25-18

The wealth of this book exceeds wealth itself!

I listened to this book with one goal; to increase my understanding of wealth from a kingdom perspective. What eventuated as I listened was a massive shift in my heart and mind in areas of my life I least expected!! I finally became free from life issues that had been plaguing my heart and mind for months, my hope for a tangible way forward found, and my heart still weeps in gratitude for the light of God that permeated my dark places through this audio. I'm so grateful for Kris and his team and their resolve to see this book come into the hands of the many. My life has forever changed because of it!

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  • Oswin A.
  • 06-17-18

great book

loved it! real eye opener and changed my view on wealth and religion. highly recommended

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  • Christina Summers
  • 05-10-18

Worth listen to/rereading again

It’s probably going to take a number of times listening to this to get it to really sink in. I love the way that Kris explains biblically the differences between poverty, riches and wealth, but then also gives practical examples and ideas to make it work to for you. My mind is spinning with ideas of how I can implement these not just for myself, but for my kids. I want them to grow up with a godly wealth mindset, not the poverty one I am daily overcoming with the help of Jesus. I truly believe this is an area that the Lord wants His followers to grow in globally.

By the way, Kris did a great job narrating the book, I was impressed. Very easy to listen to.