embrace your soul's path to financial freedom
"A unique approach to understanding how you innately relate to handling money. A fascinating concept!"
Dr. Gary Chapman, Ph.D.
Author of The Five Love Languages
In The Seven Money Types, Tommy Brown leads you on a journey of personal discovery as he reveals the seven money types found in Scripture, helps you identify the type that best fits you by means of a user-friendly assessment, and coaches you on understanding, affirming, developing, and enjoying your unique approach to money.
This book will do three things
- Help you understand why you think and feel the way you do about money, and help you grow.
- Help you better understand others who relate to money in different ways.
- Help leaders (business owners, pastors, fundraisers, etc.) understand financial and generosity motivations.
We long for financial well-being—the ability to handle resources in a God-honoring way that is true to our deepest sense of self, while maintaining healthy financial thoughts, emotions, and attitudes. When financial intentions and actions align, we’ll experience increased confidence and contentment with money. This experience of financial well-being is possible if we understand how God designed us in one of seven ways to handle money, which are the seven money types.
Discovering your money type – whether you are an Abraham (hospitality), an Isaac (discipline), a Jacob (beauty), a Joseph (connection), a Moses (endurance), an Aaron (humility), or a David (leadership) – will bring greater self-awareness, reduce internal financial tension, help you resolve financial conflict with others, and help you grow financially from a faith-based perspective. As you walk with Pastor Brown through the Scriptures you’ll find holistic financial pathways that lead to greater confidence and peace with money.
About the Author
Tommy Brown is a writer, speaker, and develops strategies that support financial development. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Winston-Salem, NC along with their children Seri and Seth. He served in leadership at two churches as an ordained minister from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Tommy has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. His entrepreneurial endeavors over the years have extended into real estate development and church consulting on stewardship matters.
What Others Are Saying
Have you ever wondered why you are wired the way you are when it comes to your finances? Why can’t you save? Why do you spend so much? Why are you so fearful of anything financially related? Why do you give so much that it truly hurts your bank account? Why are you so miserly? It is in seeking to understand the why that you can change for the better. This book will help you deeply examine your God-given money type. Once you understand your type you can find financial peace.
- Michelle Singletary, author of The 21-Day Financial Fast and personal finance columnist for The Washington Post
The Seven Money Types is not a book on how to manage money. Rather, it is a unique approach to understanding how you innately relate to handling money. You will likely find yourself in one of these seven types. It reveals the benefits and pitfalls of each type. A careful reading will help you make the most of who you are and better understand others who are wired differently. A fascinating concept.
- Dr. Gary Chapman, author, The Five Love Languages
To know Tommy Brown is to know a man of wisdom and courage. His wisdom is evident on every page of this book; his courage is reflected in his eagerness to truly live the words of the ancient sage who taught, “Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.” Many books offer little or nothing. Other books are moving and heartwarming. But this book by Tommy Brown is in a rare category: it has the power to actually transform your life for the better. Be prepared: the road you are on will never be the same after reading (and studying) this down-to-earth spiritual masterpiece.
- Rabbi Arthur Kurzweil, teacher and author
Tommy Brown’s financial insight and passion for teaching others about financial stewardship is undeniable! In his book The Seven Money Types, he teaches financial wellness strategies, but more than that, he teaches us how to understand the heart, or good intentions, behind our and our loved ones’ financial decisions. This is the money book I recommend to my counseling clients!
Dr. Shannon Warden, author, counselor
With compassion, Scriptural insights and pertinent examples from his pastoral and professional experience, Tommy Brown makes the convincing case that to align the ways we think and feel about money with how God designed us leads to empowerment—to do good in the world and nurture relationships, including with those who, by God’s design, may view money differently. He teaches us to be gentle with ourselves and reminds us that financial well-being is not based on the amount of money we have in the bank but on the “why” that drives our decisions, hopes, dreams, and partnerships.
- Maria Henson, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Using seven biblical money types as examples of financial stewardship, Tommy Brown presents a most creative teaching on the ways each of us can use well the money we are entrusted with. You will enjoy and be stimulated by this book!
- Dr. George O. Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God
The Seven Money Types does for finances what Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages does for personal relationships. If you want a greater sense of clarity surrounding why you relate to money the way you do, look no further than this book. Not only will The Seven Money Types give you a greater sense of self-understanding, it will also give you a deeper appreciation for the unique way God has wired each one of us. Reading this book and realizing I am a “Jacob type” has changed everything for me, financially speaking. I encourage you to read this book. You won’t be sorry you did.
- Rev. Austin Carty, Survivor cast member; author, High Points and Lows
Tommy Brown’s The Seven Money Types is an insightful analysis of how people respond to money and wealth. I have read many books on the topic, and I manage money professionally. Brown’s discovery of the wealth attributes of key biblical figures and the related shadow sides should appeal to sophisticated asset managers and individual savers alike. It is definitely worth reading.
- Jay Helvey, partner, Cassia Capital Partners LL
A fresh, liberating perspective on how Christians can think about faith and finances. Moving beyond tired dichotomies, Brown points us toward a healthy relationship with money and possessions. I highly recommend The Seven Money Types.
- Fred Bahnson, author, Soil and Sacrament
Through a creative use of biblical archetypes, Brown helps us to see that our relationship to money is about more than spending and saving. Our relationship to money mirrors our relationships with God and with one another. This book offers practical suggestions, but more than that, opens the reader to understand how handling money is a spiritual practice.
- Dr. Gail R. O’Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Tommy Brown has given us a unique perspective on how God has shaped us to steward resources. As you study the journeys of these seven biblical characters, your own financial path will become clearer.
- Leighton Ford, president, Leighton Ford Ministries
Tommy is a personal friend and one of the most knowledgeable persons I know in his field of expertise. Everyone who reads this book will gain great personal benefit.
- Dr. David Cooper, senior pastor, Mount Paran Church of God
Tommy is respected as a thought leader and is a sought after resource in the area of financial wellbeing at Wake Forest University's School of Divinity.
- Dr. Shonda Jones, founder, Wake Forest University's Financial Wellbeing Initiative
Tommy Brown is a dynamic communicator with a compelling message that’s desperately needed in the world today. I’ve watched audiences literally hang on his every word and leave the room with a fresh understanding of God’s wisdom during life’s most difficult storms. If you have the opportunity to hear Tommy speak—take it. You won’t be disappointed.
- Kraig Krempa, Communications Coach
Tommy speaks and writes with clarity and insight that compels audiences to reconsider and grow in their relationship with both faith and finances.
- Sean Everhart, CIO, David C. Cook Publishing