Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

You guessed correctly. I came up with the idea for this blog from Robert Kiyosaki's famous book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

While doing some research on stewardship and what direction I should take with seminars and a blog, I was pleasantly surprised to find that no one had stumbled upon this idea before. To me, the name of the website, blog, and contents make perfect sense in light of Scripture.

Christians that are rich or poor (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, financially, etc.) have defining characteristics and activities in their lives, just like Robert's rich dad and poor dad were wealthy or middle class based on the purchases of assets or liabilities.

In this blog, I will explore the necessary actions and investments that a Christian needs to involve themselves in, in order to be wealthy in every aspect of the Christian life.

If you have never read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I encourage you to pick-up a copy of this classic book on how to think like wealthy people in your personal finances.


  1. I like your blog. My only beef with Robert Kiyosaki is that his system isn't a biblical system. He accepts and teaches that debt is a tool and can be used responsibly, while the bible speaks nothing good about debt.

    With that said I am still a fan of the books and the overall ideas presented. Rich people really do view money management differently. However I have found that there is a much more biblical approach to finances that really teaches us to manage God's money God's way. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. He truly has a ministry in place that speaks to the Christian purpose much more clearly.

    If Americans didn't have the debt load they have, they could GIVE like never before. Right now about only 2% of all Christians in this country tithe. Credit cards, loans, and debt in general is the reason for this.

    I love your blog and plan to subscribe to keep up with your updates.

    Enemy of Debt

  2. I agree with you and Dave. I think Robert's real estate dealings can carry a lot of risk.

    I agree with Robert and his Rich Dad in the areas of buying assets to generate income, etc. I also like how Robert talks about primary residences as being liabilities - I know the 2 homes I owned (or at least paid a mortgage payment) were money pits!

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog! I just finished Rich Dad, Poor Dad found it really enthralling. However, I was a bit troubled by the sort of underlying
    philosopy in the book that being rich is the end-all, be-all to life on this earth…kind of a spirit of mammon, if you will. But, then again, why should I expect it to have a Christian focus when, presumably, it's not written by a Christian?

    At the same time I really did like most of what he had to say. I broke down a lot of paradigms about my relationship to money and investing. I just wish someone with a Christian perspective was coaching folks on how to implement RD, PD ideas. Ministries like Crown and (I guess from looking at his website) Dave Ramsey focus mostly on getting out of debt. By the very good grace of God, I no longer have debt and am ready to move on to the next step..finding some way to make a living besides working for wages. Would love to hear any ideas.