Poverty, Riches and Wealth

Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance

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Overcoming the Never-Enough Mentality to Experience True Kingdom Abundance

Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing, misused and misunderstood words in the Church. With refreshing honesty, humor and keen insight, bestselling author and teacher 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.

Showing how Kingdom prosperity begins from the inside out, Kris helps you learn to cultivate a mindset of abundance--no matter your circumstances--and begin to experience the wealth of heaven in every area of your life.

Praise for Poverty, Riches and Wealth

"Kris has helped me go from riches to rags and now back to riches in a new, meaningful life. Read this and deploy it in your life. Watch what happens!"--Michael Clifford, entrepreneur and venture catalyst

"The powerful message of Kingdom wealth that Kris lays out will bring transformation to individuals, communities and even entire nations."--Christine Caine, founder, A21 and Propel

"This wonderful, vital book is a cause for genuine thanksgiving."--Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author

"Practical yet profound."--Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California

"With simple language and challenging insight, this book is a powerful navigation tool that will help ensure that you reach the destiny God has in store for you."--Sandy Stimpson, mayor, Mobile, Alabama

"Introduces a whole new framework for navigating one of my toughest challenges as a business leader--integrating faith, work and finances. I haven't stopped thinking about this book."--Rob Pace, former partner, Goldman Sachs; founder and CEO, HundredX


Endorsements

"Everything in our lives is interconnected. Yes, this means that even our finances are connected to our faith. Kris Vallotton eloquently explains the ideas of Poverty, Riches and Wealth in a way that is inspirational and calls us to action. Your life will be enriched by reading this book."

Banning Liebscher, author, Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You; founder and pastor, Jesus Culture

"Kris has done it again! He's challenged us to rethink what we've grown to believe. This time it's about wealth, riches and poverty. Throughout every day we are making choices that will lead us along pathways to either wealth or poverty. With simple language and challenging insight, Poverty, Riches and Wealth is a powerful navigation tool that will help assure you reach the destiny God has in store for you."

Sandy Stimpson, mayor, Mobile, Alabama

"Kris is a man who speaks the truth. This important book is based on his real life experiences. Kris has helped me go from riches to rags and now back to riches in a new, meaningful life. Read this and deploy it in your life. Watch what happens!"

Michael Clifford, entrepreneur and venture catalyst

"Kris Vallotton has done it again! He has taken one of the most complex and controversial subjects and explained it in practical language. More important yet, he did it with divine anointing that communicates more than concepts; he communicates life. God has gifted Kris with an ability to explain complex issues in a manner that makes them not only understandable but also desirable. Once you pick up this book, you will not want to put it down, and after you have read it, you will find yourself propelled to do higher and better things for God and for society. In Poverty, Riches and Wealth, Kris combines unique spiritual insights with engaging humor to present God's will for His children. By showing that the key to prosperity is generosity, Kris delivers believers from the snare of the destructive narcissism created by the 'name it and claim it' doctrine. This is definitely a must-read book."

Dr. Ed Silvoso, author, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation; founder and president, Transform Our World Network

"It would be a staggering understatement to suggest that we in the Western Church could use a solidly biblical view of wealth and prosperity. Many of us have longed for this as the deer panteth for the water, and then some. That Kris Vallotton has given us just that in this wonderful, vital book is a cause for genuine thanksgiving."

Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World and Miracles

"Poverty, Riches and Wealth is both foundational and practical in helping you understand true wealth from a Kingdom perspective. Kris Vallotton describes how wealth is an inside job and flows from our beliefs about our identity in Christ and His great love for us. God is waiting to pour out wealth on a people who will use it not to build their own kingdom, but to bring the resources of the Kingdom of God to transform the world around them. As you read this book, ask yourself how you would live if you truly believed that the wealth of heaven was available to do all that is in your heart."

Julie Winter, nurse practitioner; Redding City Council; author, ReNew: Breaking Free from Negative Thinking, Anxiety, and Depression

"I have had the honor of knowing Kris Vallotton for years. He is a dynamic teacher, a steadfast friend, a revelatory writer and a father to this generation. Kris carries a life-changing message of knowing your identity in Christ and imparts the Father heart of God every time he speaks or writes. I know that the powerful message of Kingdom wealth that Kris lays out in Poverty, Riches and Wealth will bring transformation to individuals, communities and even entire nations."

Christine Caine, founder, A21 and Propel

"I've been watching Kris and the Bethel crew for some years now, intrigued by how they nail critical principles that are virtually unknown in the evangelical community. Now Kris has written about poverty, riches and wealth, and in my opinion, it's happened again. I've known a very small number of people who live out Kingdom wealth subconsciously, and everybody admires them. This, however, is the first time I've seen these life-changing principles explained and laid out clearly in print."

Joe Ritchie, founder and chairman, Chicago Research and Trading

"Poverty, Riches and Wealth is a very timely work indeed and will encourage many to step out into faith and become key players, helping lead and fund the greatest harvest of souls ever known to man. This harvest has already begun and is underway in many nations around the earth, as you may be aware. Kris has clearly identified the issues of fear, greed, poverty mentality and several others that hold us back from the necessary risk required to change this world at every level. Read this; become a giver, not a taker; and help bring the will of God and the Kingdom of God to earth as it is in heaven."

John Arnott, Catch The Fire, Toronto

"For centuries, the Church has associated piety with poverty, but fortunately, there is a universal principle constantly contradicting this belief--that when poor people are taught to give, their economic circumstances change exponentially. In more than five decades of pastoral ministry, I have seen that it is virtually impossible to remain poor when one faithfully obeys God's laws of Kingdom stewardship. Kris Vallotton's gift is his ability to simplify through precept and example God's desire to prosper His people."

Bishop Joseph L. Garlington Sr., founding pastor, Covenant Church of Pittsburgh

"Poverty, Riches and Wealth introduces a whole new framework for navigating one of my toughest challenges as a business leader--integrating faith, work and finances. Kris recasts wealth and poverty into mindsets, places them both in a spiritual context and then grounds everything with practical advice. He seeks to inject peace and potential where fear and hopelessness often reign. I haven't stopped thinking about this book."

Rob Pace, former partner, Goldman Sachs; founder and CEO, HundredX

"In Church history, we find two extremes regarding money: One exalted poverty as a virtue, and the other exalted riches. Author Kris Vallotton rises above the muddy rhetoric of much present-day conversation on the subject to draw attention to the reality of the Kingdom of God and its effect on our finances. Poverty, Riches and Wealth is practical yet profound. Inspiring in its ability to bring hope to the most broken situation, it taps into God's patterns for an abundant life. Such a blessed life starts on the inside and then affects the external. I pray this book will have lasting impact on how the Church thinks about this very important subject, as it is impossible for us to successfully disciple nations with anything less than an abundance in all things."

Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California; author, God Is Good, The Power That Changes the World and more

"We serve a covenant-keeping God who has given us a covenant of wealth. We are told to remember that the Lord has given us power to get wealth so that He may confirm the covenant he swore to Abraham as it is this day. This covenant of wealth is for today. Kris Vallotton's book Poverty, Riches and Wealth gives us the the tools necessary to unlock the power to get wealth established by God."

Apostles Tony and Cynthia Brazelton, Victory Christian Ministries International

"When I finished Kris Vallotton's new book, Poverty, Riches and Wealth, I had such a rich experience that I felt sad it was over. Not to say it wasn't a complete book on the subject. I feel like I am a relatively healthy person in regard to the concept of the book, but in reading it, I was rewired. Seriously, I couldn't think of one person in my life who doesn't need this book. Kris's wealth of perspective in all its balance and glory will kill wrong thinking and behavior that so permeates the Church today. You'll find yourself in the pages and stories, and at its end you will find yourself, like me, adjusted to thrive."

Shawn Bolz, president, Bolz Ministries

"In John 10:10, Jesus tells us, 'The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly' (nkjv). Jesus has imbued us with abundant life 'to the full,' 'exceeding and surpassing.' This abundance is the kind of Kingdom wealth mentality that Poverty, Riches and Wealth seeks to bring to the body of Christ. Kris Vallotton brings a powerful revelation to light: the difference between true Kingdom wealth (which far exceeds simply finances) and merely riches (which settles for money but does not transform an impoverished spirit). Kris imparts an understanding about the wholeness of true wealth, where there is no lack or shortage of health, peace, relationships, finances and more. Poverty, Riches and Wealth also exposes the familiarity and elevation of poverty that the Church has historically embraced. Through Kris's own renewal of the mind from a poverty mindset, he shows us that Kingdom wealth is actually about our being able to live out Jesus' own prayer, that God's Kingdom would come on earth and be represented here, as it is in heaven."

Dr. Ché Ahn, president, Harvest International Ministry; founding pastor, HROCK Church, Pasadena, California; international chancellor, Wagner University

"What a great book on wealth! This is a scary subject in a lot of circles, yet in reality we need wealth to advance the Kingdom of God. I love truth and I love clarity, and this book has both! Get it, read it and live it!"

Brian Johnson, president, Bethel Music; songwriter/worship pastor, Bethel Church, Redding, California


The Author

  1. Kris Vallotton

    Kris Vallotton

    Kris Vallotton (www.krisvallotton.com) is the senior associate leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where he has served with Bill Johnson for three decades. He has written eleven books, including the bestselling The Supernatural Ways of Royalty...

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