The S.A.L.T. plan — how to prepare for an economic crisis of biblical proportions
Crown Financial Ministries
144 pages, £6.51 for eBook
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.