When a person’s pay increases, their standard of living often surges. Yet generosity doesn’t follow the same pattern. Giving to churches, mission organizations, or nonprofit agencies stays the same or even wanes.
Roger Stichter, author of The Principle of Maximums: Living With Enough to Give Away More, believes it doesn’t have to be that way. The book is available beginning this week from bmhbooks.com, online retailers, or your favorite bookstore.
“We shouldn’t view the blessings God has given us on earth as our possessions because they don’t belong to us. It’s not our money; it’s God’s money,” he says.
It’s a concept he and his wife have practiced throughout their married life and one he’s been teaching to business students at Grace College for many years.
“It’s not always easy,” he admits. Now the process of setting financial maximums is explained in his new book, The Principle of Maximums: Living With Enough to Give Away More (BMH Books 2019). He believes that setting a maximum on one’s lifestyles will free more funds to give away to those in need – the local church, a mission agency, or a community nonprofit or other organization helping the underserved.
The Principle of Maximums is for anyone looking to balance their finances in order to live generously.
“Living your financial life by setting maximums is about having a vision for how much is enough and living that vision out,” he says. He advocates setting maximums that will result a lifetime of giving well.
More than two decades teaching accounting and other business classes at Grace College gives him a unique perspective on building practical money principles. The highly-respected professor also draws lessons for his work in the corporate world. He served as the corporate controller for Miller’s Merry Manor and as the chief financial officer for White’s Residential and Family Services.
He received a B.A. in Business Administration from Goshen College and went on to receive an M.B.A. from Indiana University, South Bend, Ind., and received a Doctor of Business Administration from Anderson University.
The Principle of Maximums is about more than changing spending habits — it is about adopting a new lifestyle. It may be ordered at bmhbooks.com, online retailers, and your local bookstore. Click here to read an excerpt from the book.
Roger L. Stichter, M.B.A., D.B.A., C.P.A., is professor of Accounting at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. He received the Indiana Outstanding Educator Award by the Indiana CPA Society in 2013 and in 2018 was recognized with the Alva J. McClain Excellence in Teaching award from Grace College.
He worked as a certified public accountant (C.P.A.), was the corporate controller for Miller’s Merry Manor, and the chief financial officer for White’s Residential and Family Services. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Goshen College and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, South Bend, Ind., and received a Doctor of Business Administration from Anderson University.
160 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88469-353-6 (print); 978-0-88469-355-0 (digital)