Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I Got This - Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

Today we meet, Wesley Zinn, pastor and author of the book, I Got This. When we hear about finances it usually comes from a budgeting perspective. In contrast, Pastor Wesley gives a fresh look at how we handle stewardship in God's economy - by entering the flow.

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of, I Got This.

Virtual Book Tour Interview- I Got This




1.      Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

Following a successful business career, I joined the pastoral staff of Wellspring Church in Berlin, CT where I presently serve as Lead Pastor. My vision is to equip and release the church and individuals to take hold of the fullness of life and the destiny that God intends. I have taught on the topics of generosity and giving in numerous churches and in many settings both stateside and abroad. My wife, Pam and I carry a special grace for understanding and living in God’s kingdom economy.

 

2.      What inspired you to write this book?

The inspiration for writing this book has come from my audiences. When I have spoken on giving and generosity, people have requested more teaching and an opportunity to go deeper into the topic. I trust this book will give my readers the opportunity to do just that. 

3.      How do you define God’s Kingdom Economy and how does it differ from the world’s economy?

Jesus teaches to pray, "may your kingdom come." With God’s kingdom comes a unique economy as well.  This world economy is centered on how much we can get and hold onto.  We often think that God's economy is about how much we can give away. Yet, my perspective is that God's economy is more completely understood as a flow.  When we measure how much we have or how much we can give, we are still at the center.  When we allow ourselves to be a channel of heaven's flow, we remove ourselves from the center of the equation and open the storehouses of the Lord. 

4.      Why don’t Christians experience real financial freedom?

Christians often struggle with financial freedom because we don't consider money a spiritual matter. We feel we have to manage it out of our own ability and strength. In addition, when we try to apply biblical principles we often attempt to layer on top of the world. God's financial principles must be applied within his economy. 

5.      How can our generosity lead to financial freedom?

Generosity is an expression of concern for others, which is God's heart too. When we are generous we align ourselves with God heart. This opens a flow of his resources to us and through us. The alternative is to cling to what we have, which is a concern for ourselves. God invites us to trust him to provide for us and to align our heart with his to care for others. 

6.      What is one thing Christians can do immediately to make a chance in their financial situation?

 Keep our eyes on our Provider (God) and off our circumstances.  Our circumstances may tell us to worry, but our Provider is more than capable of accomplishing His desire to provide for his children, whom he loves.  

7.      Where can readers purchase your book?

Readers can visit my website, http://wesleyzinn.com which offers links to all the major providers, both paperback copies and various e-books.

8.      What is up next for you?

The next biggest thing is the official book launch on Saturday, May 17th at the conference called:
Living in the Flow of God's Kingdom Economy

I am also considering writing a book which will apply these same principles of heaven's flow to all areas of life.  The principles are universal and not limited to finances, and the available freedom awaits us. 

9.      Do you have anything to add?

I encourage everyone to enjoy the flow!

              Pastor Wesley Zinn

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Christians often struggle with financial freedom because we don't consider money a spiritual matter.



About the Book


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.

You can listen to one of Wesley's sermons on  generosity


Thanks, Wesley for sharing this passion for freedom with us. I look forward to reading your book and applying its principles. Readers, be sure to leave a comment or question for us and be entered to win a copy of I Got This. Winner will be announced next Wednesday.  Until then, keep seeking Him!

Jeanne


Check out reviews for I Got This: Available in paperback and Kindle

13 comments:

  1. I've loved Wes's sermons on giving -- can't wait to read the book!

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  2. Thanks Jeanne for sharing about my book. Freedom in finances is not achieved by having more money (many wealthy people remain consumed with stress and anxiety about their finances.) The freedom on the Lord is so much deeper, and his peace is so much greater. My hope is that everyone will find that freedom and peace, even in the area of finances.
    - Wesley Zinn

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  3. Wendy and Lindsey, thank you for sharing your thoughts about the topic of finances. I am eager to read and glean a deeper view of giving...and wish I could hear Wesley's sermons too.

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  4. Wesley, you are so welcome. I'm looking forward to learning more.

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  5. This book sounds like it will present a much needed fresh perspective on finances. I am looking forward to looking at finances from the "Kingdom flow" perspective.

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  6. For those asking, here is a link to a recent sermon I preached on Generosity. It begins and ends with a powerful example shared by my senior leader. Enjoy!
    http://wellspring.net/a-lifestyle-of-generosity
    - Wesley Zinn

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  7. Sounds like a very interesting read! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Crystal DufresneMay 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I agree that "We feel we have to manage it out of our own ability and strength" and that is where we fail. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on how to submit our control of our finances, in this book, and in other areas, in your future book(s). This is a daily challenge.

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  9. Thanks for your thoughts, Crystal. So much of what we do is out of letting go...yet we hold onto our finances. Why? Out of fear we won't have enough? Out of our humanness to try to keep control?
    I'm eager to go with the flow too. Thanks for stopping by The Stream's Edge. Let's learn together!

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  10. Thanks for sharing about this book, Jeanne. I wish you success, Pastor Zinn. I agree. We Christians don't consider finances very spiritual, but God wants to be on the throne of our lives, not just 1 slice, but the whole pie. Great interview.

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  11. Thank you for stopping by, Janet and leaving your comment for Pastor Wesley. God indeed wants to have the whole pie :)

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  12. Thank you for stopping by, Janet and leaving your comment for Pastor Wesley. God indeed wants to have the whole pie :)

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