Ex-lawyer's book seeks biblical truth about money
By Michelle Zarins | Monday, January 23, 2012
KING CITY, ONFormer trial lawyer Karen Henein has released a new book on earning, investing, spending and giving. Seeking the Truth About Money, published by Word Alive Press, looks at money in a biblical context and incorporates stories of family, friends and well-known Christians.
"I broke it down into attitudes of the heart," Henein says, "such as the love of money, greed, generosity and financial fears. We need to get a handle on this first."
Henein says she first began recording her thoughts about money as a legal student in 1979. Concerned she "would be immersed in the world's view of money" when working as a practicing lawyer, she collected Bible verses on the topic.
Henein hopes Christians will learn to look at money with a balanced view as a result of reading her book. She points out that Job's story, for example, includes a prophet's warning to the affluent, but also recounts how God makes Job prosper.
Noting that the book was written during a recession, Henein says "I want to leave readers with a sense of hope and peace."
Henein is also the author of two other books, Counsel of the Most High and Bent Out of Shape, also published by Word Alive Press.