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The S.A.L.T. plan

By Chuck Bentley
May 2012 | Review by Roger Fay


The Enemy will never “waste a good crisis,” so neither should we as God’s people. We can turn everyday adversity into advantage by loving others and leading them into God’s Kingdom during their time of need. The signs are around us everyday. We are truly in times of economic hardship, and some would even say that we are hinging on an Economic Event of Biblical Proportions. The idea of preparing for hardship is a timeless concept. How can you protect your family in the midst of financial crisis? God’s Word provides proven principles for preparing you to do well in any economic situation. The S.A.L.T. Plan™ is a culmination of those principles compiled into a practical guide that provides both biblical wisdom and sound advice to help you carefully plan for hard times, while continuing to be faithful with your God-given resources. The S.A.L.T. Plan™ is a must read for individuals and families to live prepared for a worst case scenario and to seize the opportunity to be “Salt and Light” as God commands. Easily adapted for businesses and entire church congregations in the form of group studies, we suggest that individuals and families join together within larger organizations to help support each other while implementing the various aspects of the plan. Are you ready to commit to being salt and light in a darkening world?

  • Publisher: Crown Financial Ministries
  • ISBN: 978-1-56427-299-7
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: 6.51
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Book Review

The S.A.L.T. plan — how to prepare for an economic crisis of biblical proportions

Chuck Bentley

Crown Financial Ministries

144 pages, £6.51 for eBook

ISBN: 978-1-56427-299-7

Star rating: 3 stars


This unusual yet perceptive book addresses the prudent (and otherwise) behaviour of western people as they face economic downturns, recessions and collapses. Although written for an American readership, it has global resonance for obvious reasons. There is little at a popular level for Christians that discusses what it does in the way that it does.

      The author finds correctly that there is much incidental teaching in Scripture about how the Lord’s people should face economic hardship. And he finds much to instruct and encourage Christians as to their behaviour and motivation before and during such hardship.

      The two relevant emphases of Scripture — the need to work hard and be a careful steward of resources for God’s glory, and the reality that our lives are in the hands of a loving, sovereign heavenly Father — are both well addressed.

      There is a refreshing clarity and originality in the application of those biblical texts that the author examines in some detail. The book is also accessibly written.

      British readers may not immediately empathise with the invitation to sign up to the author’s proposed plan, nor the possibility he holds out (not dogmatically, in fairness) that we may yet be in for a really ‘big one’ as far as world economic collapses go (both things smack a little of American culture), but neither of these aspects dominate.

      This book will be a blessing to a discerning Christian who wants to order all his life in the fear of the Lord and love for his neighbour.


Roger Fay,


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