(CHARISMANEWS) — In Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom, Rick Dunham writes that many Christians don’t understand the true nature of stewardship. Instead, they equate stewardship with tithing—giving a portion of what they have to God and keeping the rest for their own purposes.

But biblical stewardship starts from a completely different place and, when properly understood, can provide a security like none other.

Dunham had to learn this lesson the hard way. When he was fired from his first job out of seminary, he seemed to be on the brink of financial disaster, where so many Americans are today. With payments on homes in Texas and California and a wife and three young children to support, bankruptcy seemed inevitable.

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